First and only edition of a richly illustrated study about sculpting of the Seljuk Turks, 1917
Heinrich GLÜCK: DIE BEIDEN »SASANIDISCHEN« DRACHENRELIEFS (Grundlagen zur seldschukischen Skulptur). With 5 plates. Konstantinopel: 1917.
Heinrich GLÜCK: DIE BEIDEN »SASANIDISCHEN« DRACHENRELIEFS (Grundlagen zur seldschukischen Skulptur). With 5 plates depicting 12 photographic reproductions of archeological objects. (= Istanbul Asariatika Müzelerei res̜rijati / Publikationen der Kaiserlich Osmanischen Museen, IV). Konstantinopel: Ahmed Ihsan & Co., 1917.
8vo. 64 pages; 5 plates. Cliché on glossy paper and letterpress, thread-stitched in the original wrapper with black title printing on grey stock.
Scarce first and only edition of an in depth study in German about sculpting of the Seljuk Turks.
Contents, Author: Present in detail study describes and analyses two Seljuk reliefs from the 13th century. Accompanied by 12 reproductions of photographies taken from the reliefs and related objects in the Imperial Ottoman Museum, the author of the study, Austrian art historian Heinrich Glück (1889-1930), gives a comprehensive account on materials, motifs and ornaments used, also on the sculpturing technique as well as the architectural context, and finally provides an assessment from the point of view of art und cultural history. Then reliefs had originally been rediscovered in 1889 by Joseph Strzygowski, Glück's teacher at the Vienna University, in an Istanbul antique shop (preface).
Condition: Spine of cover with repaired tears and occasionally finger-stained, paper time-stained, otherwise well preserved indeed.
Reference: ÖBL, Bd. 2 (1959), p. 12.