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Fustat finds : beads, coins, medical instruments, textiles, and other artifacts from the Awad collection

Author: Jere L Bacharach
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Corroded pieces of metal, stamped lumps of copper, broken bits of glass with partial inscriptions, fragments of textiles, tiny beads-- these were the raw material found at al-Fustat, the site of the first Muslim settlement in Egypt in the seventh century and the heart of Cairo for many centuries following. From the 1950s Dr. Henri Amin Awad accepted from the poor in this area objects that had no obvious market  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fustat finds.
Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606752634
Named Person: Henri Amin Awad; Henri Amin Awad; Henri Amin Awad
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jere L Bacharach
ISBN: 9774243935 9789774243936
OCLC Number: 50960837
Description: xi, 235 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Ibrahim 'Abd al-Rahman & 'Abd al-Rahman 'Abd al-Tawwab --
Introduction / Jere L. Bacharach --
Beads / Peter Francis, Jr. --
Bone, Ivory, and Wood / Jere L. Bacharach & Elizabeth Rodenbeck --
Coins : Introduction / Jere L. Bacharach --
Coins : Coin Table: Primary Identifiers / Jere L. Bacharach (Ayyubid) [and others] --
Bibliography / Norman D. Nicol --
Copper Coinage of Egypt in the Seventh Century / Lidia Domaszewicz & Michael L. Bates --
Glass Weights and Vessel Stamps / Katharina Eldada --
Glass Vessel Stamp Data for Materia Medica / Sami K. Hamarneh & Henri Amin Awad --
Medical Instruments / Sami K. Hamarneh & Henri Amin Awad --
Medical Prescriptions / Henri Amin Awad --
Metal Objects / Jere L. Bacharach & Elizabeth Rodenbeck --
Textiles / Nancy Arthur Hoskins.
Responsibility: edited by Jere L. Bacharach.
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"Corroded pieces of metal, stamped lumps of copper, broken bits of glass with partial inscriptions, fragments of textiles, tiny beads-- these were the raw material found at al-Fustat, the site of the first Muslim settlement in Egypt in the seventh century and the heart of Cairo for many centuries following. From the 1950s Dr. Henri Amin Awad accepted from the poor in this area objects that had no obvious market value in return for medical services rendered. Over the years he built up an extraordinary and important collection of artifacts. Carefully cleaned, sorted, and then analyzed by specialists, this material illuminates many areas of the archaeological record neglected or missing from other studies. -- The ten studies in this volume--covering beads, bone, coins, glass weights and vessel stamps, medical instruments, medical prescriptions, metal objects, and textiles-- demonstrate the wide range of archaeological material once found in al-Fustat, a site no longer accessible since most of it has been buried under urban development or lost to a rising water table."

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