The Advent and Early Development of Paper Marbling in the Islamic World

Netherlands Institute in Turkey (Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü - NIT)

Tarih : 31-10-2017 18:30

Known as ebru in Modern Turkish today, the earliest evidence for marbling paper dates to the late-fifteenth-century. It emerges from a context of prodigious and multifarious decorated paper production during the Timurid era. In this lecture, Jake Benson will talk about the enigmatic advent and early history of this art.

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Image: Detail from the upper margin of "Allusion to Sura 27:16" from the Mantiq al-Tayr, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Fletcher Fund, 1963 63.210.47 (fol. 47r)