Scholarly Books

The al-Sabah Collection Specific Books. The books shown below offer extensive looks into specific aspects of The al-Sabah Collection. The purpose is to give interested parties a detailed tour of a media or a genre in a format that presents the history and artistic techniques behind the objects and also the culture and communities that inspired them.

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Metalwork from the Arab World and the Mediterranean

Early Islamic Textiles from Along the Silk Road
Friedrich Spuhler
(English)

Chess and Other Games Pieces from Islamic Lands (English)

Precious Indian Weapons and Other Princely Accoutrements
Salam Kaoukji
(English)

Arts of the Hellenized East: Precious Metalwork and Gems of the Pre-Islamic Era
Martha Carter
(English)

Persian Painting: The Arts of the Book and Portraiture
Adel T. Adamova and Manijeh Bayani
(English)

Pre-Islamic Carpets and Textiles from Eastern Lands
Friedrich Spuhler
(English

Carpets from Islamic Lands
Friedrich Spuhler
(English)

Ceramics from Islamic Lands
Oliver Watson
(English)

Glass from Islamic Lands
Stefano Carboni
(English)