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Tag Archives: Egypt

Jeremiah Brzoska and the Reinhold Courtyard

Jan

03

Jeremiah Brzoska and his team create beautiful weathered works of art, making him and his company, Artistic Finishes of North Florida, a well-known name among home builders. With an artist’s eye and mastery over the ancient technique of Venetian plaster finishing, Brzoska and his company turned the Cummer Museum’s Reinhold Courtyard into a unique piece of art. Artistic Finishes of North Florida and Brzoska graciously donated a great deal of the cost of the project.

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Ink, Silk, and Gold: The Regions

Aug

22

In the cities of Cairo, Aleppo, and Damascus, architecture and art flourished under the patronage of Mamluk rulers (1250 – 1517) made rich by trade. Elaborate lamps, pulpits, and stands holding Qur’an manuscripts were present in mosques and tombs. Many ornate objects made from brass heavily inlaid with silver and copper, were used at court.

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“Ink, Silk, and Gold” at the Cummer Shop

Jun

29

The exhibition catalogue for Ink, Silk, and Gold: Islamic Treasures from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is now available in the Cummer Shop.

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James McBey: From Tragedy to Triumph

Dec

12

James McBey’s early years were filled with strife. Born on December 23, 1883, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, he was the illegitimate child of an absente father and an uncaring mother.

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Curiosity… continued

Nov

23

Did you read the blog Curiosity (posted November 16, 2016)? Here is the story of the inspirational folk piece for Gary Graham’s coat we spoke of, the Ann Carll Coverlet, Blazing Star and Snowballs.

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Featured Artwork: Stela of Iku & Mer-imat

Jun

24

This stela depicts a nobleman named Iku and his wife, Mer-imat. One of the principal purposes of the stela is explained in the vertical inscription located in front of the striding Iku. This written “appeal to the living” asks those who pause in front of it to read the text aloud, providing the deceased with […]

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