Syria

Qal'at Sem'an : Volume IV : Rapport final Fasicule 4 : Le verre

$85

Author:

Dussart, Odile.

Publisher:

Institut Francais du Proche-Orient

Publisher City:

Beirut

Year:

2017

Edition:

First Edition

ISBN:

9782351597279

Weight:

1000 g

Dimensions:

28*22

Reference ID:

h16638

Quantity:

1

Keyword:

Saint Simeon, North Syria, Glassware, Glass Tableware, Glass Weight, Proto-Byzantine,Medio-Byzantine, Umayyad, Abbasid, Glass Activity.

168 pp. of French text, title printed in Arabic and French, colored and b/w plates; illustration; figures; graphs; maps, with the collaboration of Pierre-Marie Blanc, Arianna D'ottone, Jean-Pierre Sodini, copy new in mint condition. BAH 208.
The French archaeological Mission of Qal‘at Sem‘an, directed from 1980 to 2006 by J.-P. Sodini and today by J.-L. Biscop, conducted campaigns in the architectural complex built in honor of Saint Simeon the stylite in order to supplement the first works already undertaken by Georges Tchalenko during the French Mandate and by the Syrian authorities.
The excavations operated in the sectors of the principal entrance, the baptistery and the west area of the cruciform basilica delivered an abundant material of glass.
This booklet presents an analysis of this material which appears very fragmentary. The glasses are gathered in great chronological groups.
Whereas Proto-Byzantine glasses are very few and appear often residual in the archaeological levels the Abbassid glass vessel often discovered in good stratigraphic contexts is particularly well represented.
In addition to the catalogue, the present book offers an investigation into the specificity of the matter of glass and tries to determine the role of North Syria in the industry of glass at the medieval period.

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