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Pierced Jug with Harpies and Sphinxes
Date: dated A.H. 612/ A.D. 1215–16
Medium: Stonepaste; openwork decoration, polychrome painted under turquoise glaze
Accession Number: 32.52.1
Animal-Spouted Pitcher
Date: 9th–10th century
Medium: Earthenware; polychrome decoration under transparent glaze (buff ware)
Accession Number: 38.40.247
Turban Helmet
Date: late 15th century
Medium: Steel, silver, copper alloy
Accession Number: 50.87
Top for standard
Date: ca. 8th century B.C.
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 1996.82.1
Helmet with divine figures beneath a bird with outstretched wings
Date: ca. 1500–1100 B.C.
Medium: Bronze, gold foil over bitumen
Accession Number: 63.74
Velvet Panel with Flowering Plants
Date: first half 17th century
Medium: Silk, cotton, flat metal thread; cut and voided velvet, brocaded
Accession Number: 12.72.5
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
Vase with overlapping pattern and three bands of palm trees
Date: ca. mid- to late 3rd millennium B.C.
Medium: Chlorite
Accession Number: 17.190.106
Luster Bowl with Winged Horse
Date: late 12th century
Medium: Stonepaste; luster-painted on opaque monochrome glaze
Accession Number: 16.87
Calligraphic Plaque
Date: probably late 17th century
Medium: Steel; forged and pierced
Accession Number: 1987.14
Plate with a hunting scene from the tale of Bahram Gur and Azadeh
Date: ca. 5th century A.D.
Medium: Silver, mercury gilding
Accession Number: 1994.402
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: ca. 1180
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 29.160.24
"The Funeral of Isfandiyar", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: 1330s
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 33.70
The Emperor's Carpet
Date: second half 16th century
Medium: Silk (warp and weft), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Accession Number: 43.121.1
Cup with a frieze of gazelles
Date: ca. early 1st millennium B.C.
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 62.84
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: ca. 1180
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 29.160.23
"The Concourse of the Birds", Folio 11r from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
Painting by Habiballah of Sava
(active ca. 1590–1610)
Date: ca. 1600
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver, on paper
Accession Number: 63.210.11
Spout in the form of a man's head
Date: ca. A.D. 1st–2nd century
Medium: Ceramic, glaze
Accession Number: 56.56
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
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
Velvet with Figural Imagery
Date: mid-16th century
Medium: Silk, metal wrapped thread; cut and voided velvet
Accession Number: 52.20.11
Striding figure with ibex horns, a raptor skin draped around the shoulders, and upturned boots
Date: ca. 3000 B.C.
Medium: Copper alloy
Accession Number: 2007.280
"Tahmuras Defeats the Divs", Folio 23v 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: 1970.301.3
The Anhalt Medallion Carpet
Date: probably first half 16th century
Medium: Cotton (warp), silk (weft), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Accession Number: 46.128
Lantern for a Lamp
Date: 9th–10th century
Medium: Earthenware; carved decoration, unglazed
Accession Number: 39.40.87
Spouted jar
Date: ca. 9th century B.C.
Medium: Ceramic
Accession Number: 60.20.15
Kamānche
Date: ca. 1880
Medium: Wood, metal, bone, gut
Accession Number: 1998.72
Pen Box (Qalamdan) Depicting Shah Isma'il in a Battle against the Uzbeks
Date: early 19th century
Medium: Papier-maché; painted and lacquered
Accession Number: 2006.523a, b
Tombak
Date: late 19th century
Medium: Various woods, bone, brass, skin
Accession Number: 89.4.1310
Sword and scabbard
Date: ca. 7th century A.D.
Medium: Blade: iron; scabbard and hilt: gold over wood, garnets, glass-paste; guard: gilt-bronze
Accession Number: 65.28a, b
Pierced Jug with Harpies and Sphinxes
Date: dated A.H. 612/ A.D. 1215–16
Accession Number: 32.52.1
Animal-Spouted Pitcher
Date: 9th–10th century
Accession Number: 38.40.247
Turban Helmet
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 50.87
Top for standard
Date: ca. 8th century B.C.
Accession Number: 1996.82.1
Helmet with divine figures beneath a bird with outstretched wings
Date: ca. 1500–1100 B.C.
Accession Number: 63.74
Velvet Panel with Flowering Plants
Date: first half 17th century
Accession Number: 12.72.5
The Lovers
Painting by Riza-yi `Abbasi
(ca. 1565–1635)
Date: dated A.H. 1039/ A.D. 1630
Accession Number: 50.164
Vase with overlapping pattern and three bands of palm trees
Date: ca. mid- to late 3rd millennium B.C.
Accession Number: 17.190.106
Luster Bowl with Winged Horse
Date: late 12th century
Accession Number: 16.87
Calligraphic Plaque
Date: probably late 17th century
Accession Number: 1987.14
Plate with a hunting scene from the tale of Bahram Gur and Azadeh
Date: ca. 5th century A.D.
Accession Number: 1994.402
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: ca. 1180
Accession Number: 29.160.24
"The Funeral of Isfandiyar", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: 1330s
Accession Number: 33.70
The Emperor's Carpet
Date: second half 16th century
Accession Number: 43.121.1
Cup with a frieze of gazelles
Date: ca. early 1st millennium B.C.
Accession Number: 62.84
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: ca. 1180
Accession Number: 29.160.23
"The Concourse of the Birds", Folio 11r from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
Painting by Habiballah of Sava
(active ca. 1590–1610)
Date: ca. 1600
Accession Number: 63.210.11
Spout in the form of a man's head
Date: ca. A.D. 1st–2nd century
Accession Number: 56.56
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
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
Velvet with Figural Imagery
Date: mid-16th century
Accession Number: 52.20.11
"Tahmuras Defeats the Divs", Folio 23v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525
Accession Number: 1970.301.3
The Anhalt Medallion Carpet
Date: probably first half 16th century
Accession Number: 46.128
Lantern for a Lamp
Date: 9th–10th century
Accession Number: 39.40.87
Spouted jar
Date: ca. 9th century B.C.
Accession Number: 60.20.15
Kamānche
Date: ca. 1880
Accession Number: 1998.72
Pen Box (Qalamdan) Depicting Shah Isma'il in a Battle against the Uzbeks
Date: early 19th century
Accession Number: 2006.523a, b
Tombak
Date: late 19th century
Accession Number: 89.4.1310
Sword and scabbard
Date: ca. 7th century A.D.
Accession Number: 65.28a, b
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