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Schuckelt, Holger

The Turkish Chamber

Oriental Splendour in the Dresden Armoury

Ed. by Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Series:Meisterwerke /Masterpieces

DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG

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    Hardcover
    Publication Date:
    March 2010
    ISBN
    978-3-422-06914-5
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    The Türckische Cammer once owned by the Electors of Saxony is one of the most important collections of its kind worldwide. Unlike the so-called ‘Turkish Booty’ of the late 17th century, the Electors amassed an exotic collection over several centuries that had little to do with the looting engaged in by Saxon troops on campaigns against the Ottoman Empire. Much more important for this collection, which goes back to the 16th century, were diplomatic presents, an active acquisitions policy and works executed on commission. With the re-opening of the Türckische Cammer after a lapse of nearly seventy years, Dresden has gained another world-class museum to complement the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister and the Green Vault. In a survey of the collection, which is, of course, much larger, the catalogue showcases fifty choice pieces from the Ottoman period, featuring costumes, showy weapons and exquisite oriental equestrian accoutrements.

    Details

    28.0 x 24.5 cm
    136 pages
    mit 144 farb. u. 6 schwarzw. Abb.
    Language:
    English
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