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Tomoko Masuya

October 16 - October 30, 2005

Tomoko Masuya is a noted specialist in 13th and 14th century Persian culture, especially ceramic arts. During her residency, she studied the Shangri La collection to further the research that she first began for her dissertation on the topic of architectural decoration at the 13th-century Persian palace Takht-i Sulaiman. She is particularly interested in the ambivalent phenomena of new Chinese motifs and the simultaneous persistence of traditional Persian motifs in the palace arts. Masuya is Associate Professor of Islamic Art at Tokyo University’s Institute of Oriental Culture. She holds her Ph.D. in Art History from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and has published widely in both English and Japanese.

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