The King Abdulaziz Public Library hosted a ground breaking exhibition on Furusi yya which highlighted the close and historic association between man and horse and published a monumental two - volume book Furusiyya I and Furusiyya II. Both the book and the exhibition were inspired to present our lifelong admiration for the horse and the role it has played in world and Arabic cultures.
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Book Description King Fahad Public Library, 2010. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. Bookseller Inventory # b-343-04
Book Description King Abdulaziz Public Library, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2010. green Paper. Book Condition: Very Good. This is the second edition of the first 1996 printed Catalogue. This book is published for the exhibition organised at the Public Library of Riyadh, which highlights the close association between man and horse, since the beginning of time. Thirty-one essays illustrate the history and the utiistion of horses through time. 244 pages. Bibliography pp. 226-244. With many colour photographs and illustrations of manuscripts, miniatures, engravings, statues, coins and other primary sources. Bound in green paper. Covers are lightly rubbed, corners are creased. In very good condition. The book weighs 1,5 kg so increased postage rates will apply. Size: 12 3/4" x 9 1/2". Catalogue. Bookseller Inventory # 005973
Book Description King Abdul Aziz Public Library, Riyadh, 2010. Soft cover. Book Condition: As New. Second Edition. Volume I: The Horse in the Art of the Near East 244 pp. profusely illustrated in colour & b/w illustrations, biblio./ Volume II: 288 pp profusely illustrated in colour & b/w illustrations; biblio. Index; publisher's original wrappers; Set in Mint Condition. New. An illustrated and well documented studies on the horse in general, the Arab horse and its relation to Arab history in particular. The work depict illustrations of the earliest representations of horses and chariots from the ancient city of Ur in Mesopotamia. Other earliest pieces include texts on horse care from the Hittite and Assyrian period; together with sculptures and representations of chariots from dynastic Egypt, bronzes from Luristan. Horses saddles dating from 500 B. C. are also discussed, together with samples from the Byzantine period, Central Asia, Benin and pre-islamic Arabia. A large section of the work discusses the theme of horsemanship in Islamic culture, and how Muslim artists depict horses in their illustrated manuscripts. Many objects from museums across the world are illustrated in this extensive work. # H14924. Bookseller Inventory # 004922
Book Description King Abdul Aziz Public Library, Riyadh, 2010. Pictorial publishers' Wrappers. Book Condition: As New. Second Edition. Volume I: The Horse in the Art of the Near East: 244 pp. / Volume II: Catalogue, 288 pp ; colour frontispiece, profusely illustrated in colour illus. biblio. Set in mint condition, new. An illustrated and well documented study on the horse in general, and Arab horse and its relation to Arab history in particular. It starts with some of the earliest representations of horses and chariots from he ancient city of Ur in Mesopotamia. Other early pieces include cuneiform texts on horse care from the Hittite and Assyrians period; sculpture and representations of chariots from Dynastic Egypt; the bronze bits and horse trappings from Urartu and Luristan. As well as the earliest surviving saddle and horse trappings dating to 500 B.C. from the frozen Schythian graves at Pazyryk and a head of one of the sculptured horses from the Temple of Zeus at Perganum. Other magnificent pieces include a Byzantine ivory representing a chariot race in the hippodrome at Constantinople; a silver ‘hunting’ plate probably made for a Sasanian ruler in Iran; horse models and sculptures from various Central Asian cites; equestrian models, including several Benin bronzes from Africa; an alabaster stele showing a horse and camel from south Arabia, as well as recently excavated finds from other pre-Islamic sites in Saudi Arabia and Sharjah. Many of the objects are from the Islamic period. These are intended not only to illustrate themes of horsemanship, but also to show some of the great masterpieces of Islamic art. Among the highlights are the great Mamluk tisht, basin, and the huqqa, pyxis, made for al-Mughira ibn Abd al-Rahman in 357/968 from the Musee de Louvre; a celestial globe dated 622/1225-26 from the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples; the Padshah-nama from the Royal Library at Windsor; the Kitab al-Aghani of 610/1219 from the Royal Library in Copenhagen; a ceramic dish showing a polo player and dated 60/1207 from the Victoria and Albert Museum; several 14th and 15th century Album paintings from the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin, a number of finely crafted and decorated saddles and horse trappins from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna; and a large number of magnificent objects and manuscripts from the British Museum and the British Library. # 9618 Size: Large 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 010347