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"The Concourse of the Birds", Folio 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
Folio from the "Tashkent Qur'an"
Date: late 8th–early 9th century
Medium: Ink on parchment
Accession Number: 2004.87
Dragon Wrapped around Saz Leaves
Date: ca. 1550–70
Medium: Main support: ink on paper Border: Gold, ink, and opaque watercolor on paper
Accession Number: 2000.424
Leaf from a Beatus Manuscript: Christ in Majesty with Angels and the Angel of God Directs Saint John to Write the Book of Revelation
Date: ca. 1180
Medium: Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment
Accession Number: 1991.232.3
Self-portrait
Simon Bening
(Netherlandish, Ghent (?) 1483/84–1561 Bruges)
Date: 1558
Medium: Tempera and gold leaf on parchment
Accession Number: 1975.1.2487
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
"A Muslim Pilgrim Learns a Lesson in Piety from a Brahman", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
(1253–1325)
Date: 1597–98
Medium: Image: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Margins: Gold on dyed paper
Accession Number: 13.228.29
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
Autographs and Sketches from Artist Friends to Samuel P. Avery
Author: Samuel Putnam Avery Sr.
(American, New York 1822–1904 New York)
Date: 1874–1880
Medium: Letter-book (manuscript)
Accession Number: 272.4 Au8
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
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
"Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1530
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1970.301.51
Adoration of the Shepherds
Francesco di Marco Marmitta da Parma
(Emilian, 1457–1505)
Date: ca. 1500
Medium: Tempera and gold on parchment
Accession Number: 1975.1.2491
"Dancing Dervishes", Folio from a Divan of Hafiz
Painting attributed to Bihzad
(ca. 1450–1535/36)
Date: ca. 1480
Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Accession Number: 17.81.4
Jaharis Byzantine Lectionary
Date: ca. 1100
Medium: Tempera, ink and gold on parchment; leather binding
Accession Number: 2007.286
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: late 9th–early 10th century
Medium: Ink and gold on parchment
Accession Number: 30.45
The Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux, Queen of France
Jean Pucelle
(French, active Paris, 1319–34)
Date: ca. 1324–28
Medium: Grisaille, tempera, and ink on vellum
Accession Number: 54.1.2
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
"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
Bifolium from the "Nurse's Qur'an" (Mushaf al-Hadina)
Date: ca. A.H. 410/ A.D. 1019–20
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on parchment
Accession Number: 2007.191
The Right Hand of God Protecting the Faithful against the Demons
Jean Fouquet
(French, Tours ca. 1425–ca. 1478 Tours)
Date: ca. 1452–1460
Medium: Tempera and gold leaf on parchment
Accession Number: 1975.1.2490
"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
Folio from the "Blue Qur'an"
Date: second half 9th–mid-10th century
Medium: Gold and silver on indigo-dyed parchment
Accession Number: 2004.88
"Tahmuras Defeats the Divs", 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: 1970.301.3
"Farhad Carves a Milk Channel for Shirin", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami
Nizami
(Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)
Date: A.H. 931/A.D. 1524–25
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 13.228.7.5
"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
Holy Face
Gerard David
(Netherlandish, Oudewater ca. 1455–1523 Bruges)
Date: ca. 1485–90
Medium: Tempera and gold leaf on parchment that has been trimmed and laid down on thin walnut
Accession Number: 1975.1.2486
"Rosette Bearing the Names and Titles of Shah Jahan", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Date: recto: ca. 1645; verso: ca. 1630–40
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 55.121.10.39
Calligraphic Galleon
'Abd al-Qadir Hisari
Date: dated A.H. 1180/ A.D. 1766–67
Medium: Ink and gold on paper
Accession Number: 2003.241
"The Concourse of the Birds", Folio 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
Folio from the "Tashkent Qur'an"
Date: late 8th–early 9th century
Accession Number: 2004.87
Dragon Wrapped around Saz Leaves
Date: ca. 1550–70
Accession Number: 2000.424
Self-portrait
Simon Bening
(Netherlandish, Ghent (?) 1483/84–1561 Bruges)
Date: 1558
Accession Number: 1975.1.2487
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
"A Muslim Pilgrim Learns a Lesson in Piety from a Brahman", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
(1253–1325)
Date: 1597–98
Accession Number: 13.228.29
Autographs and Sketches from Artist Friends to Samuel P. Avery
Author: Samuel Putnam Avery Sr.
(American, New York 1822–1904 New York)
Date: 1874–1880
Accession Number: 272.4 Au8
Qur'an Manuscript
Date: dated A.H. 1268/A.D. 1851–52
Accession Number: 1980.603
The Lovers
Painting by Riza-yi `Abbasi
(ca. 1565–1635)
Date: dated A.H. 1039/ A.D. 1630
Accession Number: 50.164
"Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1530
Accession Number: 1970.301.51
Adoration of the Shepherds
Francesco di Marco Marmitta da Parma
(Emilian, 1457–1505)
Date: ca. 1500
Accession Number: 1975.1.2491
"Dancing Dervishes", Folio from a Divan of Hafiz
Painting attributed to Bihzad
(ca. 1450–1535/36)
Date: ca. 1480
Accession Number: 17.81.4
Jaharis Byzantine Lectionary
Date: ca. 1100
Accession Number: 2007.286
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: late 9th–early 10th century
Accession Number: 30.45
The Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux, Queen of France
Jean Pucelle
(French, active Paris, 1319–34)
Date: ca. 1324–28
Accession Number: 54.1.2
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
"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
Bifolium from the "Nurse's Qur'an" (Mushaf al-Hadina)
Date: ca. A.H. 410/ A.D. 1019–20
Accession Number: 2007.191
The Right Hand of God Protecting the Faithful against the Demons
Jean Fouquet
(French, Tours ca. 1425–ca. 1478 Tours)
Date: ca. 1452–1460
Accession Number: 1975.1.2490
Folio from the "Blue Qur'an"
Date: second half 9th–mid-10th century
Accession Number: 2004.88
"Tahmuras Defeats the Divs", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525
Accession Number: 1970.301.3
"Farhad Carves a Milk Channel for Shirin", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami
Nizami
(Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)
Date: A.H. 931/A.D. 1524–25
Accession Number: 13.228.7.5
Holy Face
Gerard David
(Netherlandish, Oudewater ca. 1455–1523 Bruges)
Date: ca. 1485–90
Accession Number: 1975.1.2486
"Rosette Bearing the Names and Titles of Shah Jahan", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Date: recto: ca. 1645; verso: ca. 1630–40
Accession Number: 55.121.10.39
Calligraphic Galleon
'Abd al-Qadir Hisari
Date: dated A.H. 1180/ A.D. 1766–67
Accession Number: 2003.241
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