Tomoko Masuya is Professor of Islamic art at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo. She received her Ph.D. degree from New York University in 1997. After working for the National Museum of Ethnology, Suita (Osaka), she moved to the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia in 1999 and served as its Director during the academic years 2017–2020. She specializes in the cultural exchanges between East and West Asia during the Ilkhanid and Timurid periods in the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, focusing on architectural decoration and manuscript paintings. She has published a number of papers and books on Islamic art in English and Japanese including Islamic Manuscript Paintings, Nagoya University Press, 2014 and Islamic Art, Tokyo Bijutsu, 2009, and Persian Tiles (with Stefano Carboni), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993.
The Fouquet Collection of Islamic Pottery Sherds from Fusṭāṭ (Cairo) in Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan
Intervention dans le cadre du Cycle de conférences « Actualité de la recherche en céramique chinoise ».
Salle de conférence, Collège de France, site Cardinal Lemoine (RDC), 52 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris
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Dr. Daniel Marie Fouquet is a doctor active in Egypt in the late nineteenth century. He picked up a number of Islamic pottery sherds among the debris of the site of Fusṭāṭ and other places in Cairo during his stay there. His valuable collection is currently scattered around the world but the fact that a group of his sherds in a very good condition is now in Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan is rarely noticed by scholars outside Japan. This talk will introduce the sherds in this collection and the significance of some of them.
2) Mercredi 16 novembre 2022, 15h30-17h30
Paintings in the History of China of Rashīd al-Dīn’s Compendium of Chronicles
Intervention dans le cadre du séminaire « Histoire de la culture visuelle de l’Asie Orientale », animé par Michela Bussotti, Alice Bianchi et Anne Kerlan.
Campus Condorcet - EHESS, salle A302, 2 cours des Humanités – 93330 Aubervilliers
Rashīd al-Dīn, vizier to the Ilkhanid Mongol rulers of Iran and Iraq in the late thirteenth to early fourteenth centuries, compiled the universal history entitled Jāmi‘ al-tavārīkh (Compendium of Chronicles). This talk will examine the portraits of Chinese emperors in the History of China in three manuscripts of the Jāmi‘ al-tavārīkh from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and suggest how the portraits were added in them.
3) Jeudi 17 novembre 2022, 14h-16h
The Rampur Manuscript of the History of Mongols of Rashīd al-Dīn’s Compendium of Chronicles
Intervention dans le cadre du séminaire « Entre Orient et Occident. Art, archéologie et images », animé par Frédéric Hitzel, Anna Caiozzo et Georges Sidéris.
EHESS, salle B03_18, 54 bd Raspail - 75006 Paris
The manuscript of the History of Mongols of the Jāmi‘ al-tavārīkh in the Raza Library, Rampur, India, have been ignored in the studies of Persian painting due to its heavy retouches and bad condition of preservation. When its paintings are closely examined, however, it is clear that this was the manuscript which actually played an important role in the manuscript production in the Timurid and Mughal courts in the fifteenth to sixteenth centuries.
4) Lundi 21 novembre 2022, 10h30-12h30
Islamic Art and Japan
Intervention dans le cadre du séminaire « Sciences et savoirs de l'Asie orientale », animé par Catherine Jami, Zhao Bing et Wu Huiyi.
Campus Condorcet - EHESS, salle 25A, 2 cours des Humanités – 93330 Aubervilliers
Since the origination of Islam in the early seventh century, Islamic objects of art have been brought to Japan after long overland or maritime journeys. This talk will show what kind of objects were brought to Japan and explore the state of exchange between Japan and the Islamic areas during the pre-modern times. Furthermore, in the modern times, Japan has built one of the richest collections of Islamic works of art in East Asia. The second part of this talk will examine the background for such enthusiasm toward Islamic art in Japan.