Tombs of Paradise

The Shah-e Zende in Samarkand and Architectural Ceramics of Central Asia

Jean Soustiel and Yves Porter
Photographs by Antoine Lesieur

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  • Published: 2012
  • Subject Listing: Art History
  • Bibliographic information: 250 pp., 204 color illus., 8.5 x 11 in.
  • Territorial rights: US rights only
  • Distributed for: Paul Holberton publishing
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The necropolis of Shah-e Zende represents a summit in the art of ceramic wall coverings in the Islamic world. Perched on a steep cliff overlooking the ancient city of Samarkand, today the ghost town of Afrasiyab, the necropolis remains largely unknown to art historians and the general public.

As Shah-e Zende offers a microcosm of the technical evolution of ceramic arts in Central Asia between the 12th and 15th centuries, this work ec