Raptor and Falconry Depictions throughout the Millennia on a Global Scale

Conference at the New York University Abu Dhabi – March 5th to 8th 2018

The Collection’s curator Dr. Verena Daiber held a lecture titled

IMAGERY OF BIRDS OF PREY AND FALCONRY IN THE CENTRAL ARABIC LANDS
Early Islamic to 15th century

introducing several works of art from Egypt, Syria and Irak featuring falconer images. A fine incense burner dish with a mounted falconer from the Bumiller Collection was introduced to show the close ties between Islamic Arabic and Persian art.

Renowned art historians, archaeologists, ethnologists and historians participated in this international conferences to shed light on the significance of falconry in history and art. The results will be published in a number of volumes.

Photo: Insence burner dish, Copper alloy, D 18,4 cm, Khorasan late 12th / early 13th century, The Bumiller Collection Bamberg BC 2315