What I Do

On this page you can find a selection of published works. For the complete list of past projects, you can read who I am , or go to my curriculum.

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Qur’an, juz 17, Iran, 1123 H./1711. Copied by Fatima bint Qadi Ibrahim Effendi Millon et associé, 3 May 2018, lot 239

“In the Mist of the Aftermath”, IWA Magazine, 5 (winter 2019)

Illegal excavations, antique trade and Islamic Art: trade practices of pre-modern Syrian art It is now a certified fact that the terrorist organisation ISIS took advantage of the lucrative trade of antiquities to fund their activities, by stealing from archaeological sites and museums to resell in Europe and the US  In this article, I question … Continue reading “In the Mist of the Aftermath”, IWA Magazine, 5 (winter 2019)

A Page of the Royal Padshahnamah from the St Petersbourg Muraqqa’, Millon & Associés, 3 Dec. 2019, lot 366

In collaboration with Anne-Sophie Joncoux-Pilorget, Marie-Christine David and Armen Tokatlian.  See Millon et Associés website for the full auction catalogue. Illustration of the life of Shah Jahan entering (?) his palace in Burhanpur Previously unseen painting probably intended to the Windsor Padshahnamah. Signed ‘Abid, brother of Nadir al-Zaman al-Mashhadi Dated the 3rd reign year of Shah … Continue reading A Page of the Royal Padshahnamah from the St Petersbourg Muraqqa’, Millon & Associés, 3 Dec. 2019, lot 366

June 2019: An Important Month for the Market of Islamic Arts

Third collaboration with lot-art, in which I discuss June 2019 auctions of Islamic Arts in Paris and New-York. After the success of this spring Islamic week in London, during which Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonham’s presented a selection of marvels, all eyes are turned to Paris, where two important auctions are being held on the 17th … Continue reading June 2019: An Important Month for the Market of Islamic Arts

Islamic week in London: Overview of the Most Prestigious Auctions

This article is my second collaboration with the auction website Lot.Art. It presents the 2018 Autumn Islamic week in London, and more especially my take on the state of the market through a selection of artifacts presented by Bonhams, Christie’s and Sotheby’s. The full article is available on lot-art.

Shah Nama Jahangiri, Millon & Associés, 3 May 2018, lot 227

In collaboration with Anne-Sophie Joncoux-Pilorget and Marie-Christine David. This 17th century Shah Nama was produced in India for the Mughal emperor Jahangir in 1021H/ 1612. It was decorated with double page drawings (nim rang) of naturalistic and fantastic flowers, hunt scenes and two story related paintings, as well as a gol o bolbol most probably produced around … Continue reading Shah Nama Jahangiri, Millon & Associés, 3 May 2018, lot 227

“Un exotisme à l’orientale ? Les apports européens dans la peinture de fleurs persane et indienne (XVIe-XVIIIe siècles)” Le Verger, 8, June 2014

 An Oriental exoticism? European contributions to Persian and Indian flower paintings (16th-18th centuries) Safavid Iran (1501-1722) and Mughal India (1526-1854) maintained, as early as the second half of the 16th century, continued diplomatic and commercial relations with Europe. Ambassadors and agents of the trade companies followed one another at the court, bringing many presents to … Continue reading “Un exotisme à l’orientale ? Les apports européens dans la peinture de fleurs persane et indienne (XVIe-XVIIIe siècles)” Le Verger, 8, June 2014

“La commande européenne de muraqqaʽ indiens. Les collections Gentil, Johnson, Polier et Clive” Carnet de l’Ecole Doctorale, June 2016

European commission of Indian Muraqqa’. The collections Gentil, Johnson, Polier and Clive This paper comes from a lecture I gave in 2011 during the “journée de l’école doctorale”, a day organized by the Archaeology and Art History department of the Sorbonne University for Ph.D. candidates to talk about their ongoing research. At that time I … Continue reading “La commande européenne de muraqqaʽ indiens. Les collections Gentil, Johnson, Polier et Clive” Carnet de l’Ecole Doctorale, June 2016

Five album pages from Antoine-Louis Polier collection, Pierre Bergé, 9 June 2011, lot 38-42

In collaboration with Marie-Christine David These five pages were produced for the Swiss Antoine-Louis Polier, (1741-1780) settled in Faizabad during the reign of Shuja ud-Dawla (1753-1775). They are easily identifiable by their size, 45,7×61,7cm, but also their decorative margins covered of flowers and surrounded by a double dark-blue border. Two paintings are signed by Muhammad … Continue reading Five album pages from Antoine-Louis Polier collection, Pierre Bergé, 9 June 2011, lot 38-42