Mediaeval ceramics under discussion at Day 2 of the 1st International Congress of the Network of Museums of Islamic Art

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26/04/2012

Mediaeval ceramics under discussion at Day 2 of the 1st International Congress of the Network of Museums of Islamic Art

The theme for the second day of the 1st International Congress of the European Network of Museums of Islamic Art (REMAI), a European project led by the Alhambra, the Louvre and the Victoria & Albert Museum, being held at the Alhambra until Friday, was mediaeval ceramics.

Jesús Bermúdez, technical advisor with the Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife Heritage Protection Service, moderated an in-depth analysis of documentary, analytical and archaeological aspects of tiles bearing the Nasrid coat of arms, with archaeologists Paula Sánchez and Eva Moreno, and with Claire Déléry, scientific consultant of the Musée du Louvre Department of Islamic Art.

Today’s session featured Manuel Pérez Asensio and Vicent Estall i Poles, who presented a preliminary study of the Islamic lustreware uncovered during a dig at Alcazaba de Onda. Francisco Javier Gutiérrez González, Julián M. Ortega Ortega, Josefina Pérez-Arantegui and Claire Déléry analysed Islamic lustreware in the north-east of the Iberian peninsula: the taifas of Zaragoza and Albarracín, while Isabel Flores Escobosa and Ana Dolores Navarro Ortega examined the characteristics of moulds and moulded pottery and lustreware from Almería.

Tomorrow is the final day of the series of talks which will centre on the production, dissemination and influences of Islamic plasterwork. María Dolores Jiménez Blanco, lecturer in History of Art at Madrid’s Complutense University, will give the last paper of the sessions on From revelation to possession: cultural origins of the Islamic art collectionism.

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