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​Copper-alloy plate, Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin

​​​​​​Professor Lawrence Nees​ will speak at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London on Monday, January 23. The subject of his talk is "A Copper-Alloy Plate with Architectural Imagery in Berlin...and Jerusalem?"

The magnificent copper-alloy plate in the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin has been the object of considerable controversy and speculation since its debut in 1910, but surprisingly little is known with certainty about it. Initially identified as Persian, for decades it was seen as a uniquely valuable representation of a late Sasanian fire temple, possibly the specific temple of Adhur Gushnap, at the royal site of Takt-i Sulayman. More recently a “post-Sasanian” dating has been suggested, and a variety of scholars have suggested links with Syrian or Iraqi works, and one recent study has proposed a connection with the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.

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Professor Lawrence Nees visits the Courtauld Institute of Art to deliver a talk on a controversial piece of metalwork now in Berlin

​Professor Lawrence Nees visits the Courtauld Institute of Art to deliver a talk on a controversial piece of metalwork now in Berlin​​

1/17/2017
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  • Department of Art History
  • University of Delaware
  • 318 Old College
  • Newark, DE 19716 USA
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