Safavid Art and Hungary – The Esterházy Appliqué in Context
Documenta et Monographiae VII
The Avicenna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies / Piliscsaba
1. Edition (2010)
Hardcover, 213 pages
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This volume consists of two parts. In the first section the author explores the beginnings of the reception of Safavid art in Hungary and the ways it has been represented to this western audience, all the while giving an overview of Iranian art objects preserved in Hungarian museums. The second section is devoted to an analysis of the single most precious piece of this category, known as the Esterházy Appliqué. The author explores its origin, meaning, and tries to place it in its cultural context. With many illustrations in colours and some in b/w.