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Photographs courtesy of Giovanni Curatola.
*Giovanni Curatola (Florence, 1953) is an Orientalist who studied at the Venetian School of Ca’ Foscari, and specialised in London and Oxford. Full Professor of Archaeology and History of Art at the University of Udine, he also lectures at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan. His numerous publications include Tappeti (1981), Le arti nell’Islam (1990) and Iran. L’arte Persiana (with G. Scarcia, 2004) and the volume edited by him, Iraq. L’arte dai sumeri ai califfi (2006).
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