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"Skills and Style in Heritage: The Woodworker Faḫr al-dīn and his Son ‘Alī in the Māzandarān (Iran, ca. 1440-1500)"

Abstract : In the region of Māzandarān (Northern Iran) is preserved an outstanding corpus of wooden works associated with fifteenth-century tomb-towers. A large portion of these wooden panels bear the signature of a woodworker (or “carpenter”, najjār). These constitute a significant resource for the study of woodworking and woodworkers. This article presents two woodworkers from this exceptional corpus: Master Faḫr al-Dīn and his son, Master cAlī. The first is recorded in Sārī around the 840s/1440s, the latter in Bābul and Bābulsar between 876/1471-1472 and 906/1500. Through an analysis of their remaining works of art, this article examines the stylistic evolution of these two craftsmen and the transmission of skills and models through a professional and familial regional network.
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Sandra Aube. "Skills and Style in Heritage: The Woodworker Faḫr al-dīn and his Son ‘Alī in the Māzandarān (Iran, ca. 1440-1500)". Eurasian studies, Brill, 2017, Channels of Transmission: Family and Professional Lineages in the Early Modern Middle East, 15 (2), pp.283-303. ⟨10.1163/24685623-12340039⟩. ⟨halshs-01619462⟩

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