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"Preparing Medicine from Honey", Folio from a Dispersed Manuscript of an Arabic Translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides
'Abdullah ibn al-Fadl
Date: dated A.H. 621/ A.D. 1224
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 57.51.21
Fragment of a Kaftan Back
Date: mid-16th century
Medium: Silk, metal wrapped thread; taqueté (seraser)
Accession Number: 52.20.15
Silk Animal Carpet
Date: second half 16th century
Medium: Silk (warp, weft, and pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Accession Number: 14.40.721
Carpet with Scrolling Vines and Blossoms
Date: ca. 1650
Medium: Silk (warp and weft), pashmina wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Accession Number: 14.40.725
"The Feast of Sada", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1970.301.2
Pyxis (Cylindrical Container)
Date: late 11th–early 12th century
Medium: Stonepaste; luster-painted on incised, opaque white glaze
Accession Number: 1998.298a, b
The Lovers
Painting by Riza-yi `Abbasi
(ca. 1565–1635)
Date: dated A.H. 1039/ A.D. 1630
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 50.164
Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi
`Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi
(903–86)
Date: late 15th century
Medium: Ink and gold on paper; leather binding
Accession Number: 13.160.10
"The Elephant Clock", Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari
Farrukh ibn `Abd al-Latif
Date: dated A.H. 715/A.D. 1315
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 57.51.23
Tughra (Official Signature) of Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent (r. 1520–66)
Date: ca. 1555–60
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 38.149.2
Lantern for a Lamp
Date: 9th–10th century
Medium: Earthenware; carved decoration, unglazed
Accession Number: 39.40.87
"The Angel Gabriel meets 'Amr ibn Zaid (the Shepherd)", Folio from a Siyer-i Nebi (the Life of the Prophet)
Painting by Mustafa ibn Vali
Date: ca. 1595
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1994.141
"Jonah and the Whale", Folio from a Jami al-Tavarikh (Compendium of Chronicles)
Date: ca. 1400
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper
Accession Number: 33.113
Folio from a Mu'nis al-ahrar fi daqa'iq al-ash'ar (The Free Man's Companion to the Subtleties of Poems) of Jajarmi
Muhammad ibn Badr al-Din Jajarmi
(active 1340s)
Date: A.H. 741/A.D. 1340–41
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 19.68.1
Velvet with Figural Imagery
Date: mid-16th century
Medium: Silk, metal wrapped thread; cut and voided velvet
Accession Number: 52.20.11
Ceiling
Date: 16th century
Medium: Wood; carved, painted, and gilded
Accession Number: 56.234.35
"Bahram Gur Sees a Herd of Deer Mesmerized by Dilaram' s Music", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
(1253–1325)
Date: 1597–98
Medium: Main support: ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Margins: gold on dyed paper
Accession Number: 13.228.28
Bowl with Inscription, "Sovereignty is God's"
Date: late 9th–early 10th century
Medium: Earthenware; white slip with black slip decoration under transparent glaze
Accession Number: 38.40.118
Dagger with Zoomorphic Hilt
Date: second half 16th century
Medium: Hilt: copper; cast, chased, gilded, and inlaid with rubies. Blade: steel; forged
Accession Number: 2011.236
Pierced Window Screen
Date: second half 16th century
Medium: Red sandstone; pierced, carved
Accession Number: 1993.67.2
"Akbar With Lion and Calf", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Painting by Govardhan
(active ca. 1596–1645)
Date: verso: ca. 1630; recto: ca. 1530–50
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 55.121.10.22
The Emperor's Carpet
Date: second half 16th century
Medium: Silk (warp and weft), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Accession Number: 43.121.1
Incense Burner of Amir Saif al-Dunya wa’l-Din ibn Muhammad al-Mawardi
Ja`far ibn Muhammad ibn `Ali
Date: dated A.H. 577/ A.D. 1181–82
Medium: Bronze; cast, engraved, chased, pierced
Accession Number: 51.56
Qur'an Manuscript
Date: dated A.H. 1268/A.D. 1851–52
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; leather binding
Accession Number: 1980.603
Carpet with Triple-arch Design
Date: ca. 1575–90
Medium: Silk (warp and weft), wool (pile), cotton (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Accession Number: 22.100.51
Panel from a Cenotaph or Symbolic Coffin with Marquetry Decoration
Date: second half 8th century
Medium: Wood (fig); mosaic with bone and four different types of wood
Accession Number: 37.103
Safavid Courtiers Leading Georgian Captives
Date: mid-16th century
Medium: Silk, metal wrapped thread; lampas
Accession Number: 52.20.12
Morgan Casket
Date: 11th–12th century
Medium: Ivory; carved
Accession Number: 17.190.241
"Khusrau Hunting", Folio from Khusrau and Shirin
Written by Hatifi
Date: dated A.H. 904/A.D. 1498–99
Medium: Main support: ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; binding: leather
Accession Number: 69.27
"A King Offers to Make Amends to a Bereaved Mother", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
(1253–1325)
Date: 1597–98
Medium: Main support: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold on paper Margins: Gold on dyed paper
Accession Number: 13.228.26
Fragment of a Kaftan Back
Date: mid-16th century
Accession Number: 52.20.15
Silk Animal Carpet
Date: second half 16th century
Accession Number: 14.40.721
Carpet with Scrolling Vines and Blossoms
Date: ca. 1650
Accession Number: 14.40.725
"The Feast of Sada", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525
Accession Number: 1970.301.2
Pyxis (Cylindrical Container)
Date: late 11th–early 12th century
Accession Number: 1998.298a, b
The Lovers
Painting by Riza-yi `Abbasi
(ca. 1565–1635)
Date: dated A.H. 1039/ A.D. 1630
Accession Number: 50.164
Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi
`Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi
(903–86)
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 13.160.10
"The Elephant Clock", Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari
Farrukh ibn `Abd al-Latif
Date: dated A.H. 715/A.D. 1315
Accession Number: 57.51.23
Lantern for a Lamp
Date: 9th–10th century
Accession Number: 39.40.87
Folio from a Mu'nis al-ahrar fi daqa'iq al-ash'ar (The Free Man's Companion to the Subtleties of Poems) of Jajarmi
Muhammad ibn Badr al-Din Jajarmi
(active 1340s)
Date: A.H. 741/A.D. 1340–41
Accession Number: 19.68.1
Velvet with Figural Imagery
Date: mid-16th century
Accession Number: 52.20.11
Ceiling
Date: 16th century
Accession Number: 56.234.35
Bowl with Inscription, "Sovereignty is God's"
Date: late 9th–early 10th century
Accession Number: 38.40.118
Dagger with Zoomorphic Hilt
Date: second half 16th century
Accession Number: 2011.236
Pierced Window Screen
Date: second half 16th century
Accession Number: 1993.67.2
"Akbar With Lion and Calf", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Painting by Govardhan
(active ca. 1596–1645)
Date: verso: ca. 1630; recto: ca. 1530–50
Accession Number: 55.121.10.22
The Emperor's Carpet
Date: second half 16th century
Accession Number: 43.121.1
Incense Burner of Amir Saif al-Dunya wa’l-Din ibn Muhammad al-Mawardi
Ja`far ibn Muhammad ibn `Ali
Date: dated A.H. 577/ A.D. 1181–82
Accession Number: 51.56
Qur'an Manuscript
Date: dated A.H. 1268/A.D. 1851–52
Accession Number: 1980.603
Carpet with Triple-arch Design
Date: ca. 1575–90
Accession Number: 22.100.51
Panel from a Cenotaph or Symbolic Coffin with Marquetry Decoration
Date: second half 8th century
Accession Number: 37.103
Safavid Courtiers Leading Georgian Captives
Date: mid-16th century
Accession Number: 52.20.12
Morgan Casket
Date: 11th–12th century
Accession Number: 17.190.241
"Khusrau Hunting", Folio from Khusrau and Shirin
Written by Hatifi
Date: dated A.H. 904/A.D. 1498–99
Accession Number: 69.27
"A King Offers to Make Amends to a Bereaved Mother", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
(1253–1325)
Date: 1597–98
Accession Number: 13.228.26
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