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00:00-3:53 – announcements, remembering Dr. Michael Axworthy.

3:54 – Introduction of Dr. McClary.

 

Part I: Overview of mina’i ware in the 13th century (dating, decorations, process of discovery)

7.20 – Mina’i composition, scale, creation process

8.50 – Form

9.15 – Technique

10.27 – Content of what is depicted, most common scenes being the enthroned ruler.

12.19 – Unique visual representation of stories, Shahnameh

14.47 – Earlier depictions reflect a long continuity of Iranian art and history

16.00 – Reading fragmentary pieces

17.13 – Mina’i marks the birth of miniature painting.

19.03 – Mina’i found in Gurgan.

20.39 – Distribution.

21.16

22.01

22.14 

22.37 – Examples of tiles produced

23.36 – Furthest reaching sample found

 

Part II: Collection, Display, and Restoration of mina’i wares

25.18 – First pieces to be recorded/entering a major collection

26.35 

27.02

27.35 – Louvre collection

28.00 

28.25 – the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

28.50 –  the Fletcher Bequest (1917)

29.33 – First piece of mina’i to be published in the United States (by Valentiner)

30.05 – The Freer Gallery (Washington, D.C.)

31.30 – First visual publication of the mina’i

32.08 – Dikran Kelekian Khan

33.56 – Dikran’s publications on mina’i

34.21 – Introduction of colour images

35.31 – Publication of Rivière’s . Le Céramique dans L’Art Musulman (Paris, 1913)

36.32 – Publication by Reifstahl (1922)

37.37 – Arthur Upham Pope

38.49 – Ackerman and Pope Survey

40.22 – Letter from Pope to Gulbenkian (1934)

41.06 – Gulbenkian

42.25 – Gulbenkian’s fragments

44.29 – Correspondence

45.27 – Pieces acquired by Gulbenkian

45.47 

46.14 

46.58 

 

Part III: Exhibitions

48.05 – First major exhibition to include mina’i

48.59 – International Exhibition of Persian Art

49.49 – Exhibition in Russia (1935)

 

50.38 – Pope and Helen Keller (New York, 1940)

 

Part IV: Repair and Restoration

51.20 – Use of plaster

53.00 – Use of x-rays

53.38 – Unglazed clay jug

54.18

55.29