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THE MOSAICS OF KHIRBET EL-MAFJAR: HISHAM'S PALACE. Hamdan Taha and Donald Whitcomb. Palestinian Department of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage, Ramallah, 2014. Published in the U.S.A. by Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2015. 128 pp. with 146 ills. (128 col.). 28 x 27 cm. LC 2015-940021 ISBN 9781614910046 In English.
Publisher's description: This is a presentation of beautiful colored mosaics. They originate from buildings in the oasis of Jericho and all date from the first half of the eighth century, during the time of Umayyad caliphate of the early Islamic period. Many visitors have had the privilege of seeing the mosaics revealed, but no one has experienced the impact of all these pavements since they were first excavated in the 1930s and 1940s. A few have been published, but the presentation in Hamilton and Grabar (Khirbat al Mafjar: An Arabian Mansion in the Jordan Valley, 1959) is only very fine aquarelle paintings from the originals. In 2010 the Department of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage uncovered, cleaned, and assessed the state of conservation of these mosaics.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Near and Middle East/Islamic Art (Traditional) — Palestine
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 171476
Hardcover $59.95    

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