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Cult vessel in the form of a tower with cylinder seal impressions near the top
Date: ca. 19th century B.C.
Medium: Ceramic
Accession Number: 68.155
Cuneiform tablet case impressed with two cylinder seals, for cuneiform tablet 66.245.5a: record of a lawsuit
Date: ca. 20th–19th century B.C.
Medium: Clay
Accession Number: 66.245.5b
"Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon", Folio 434v 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
"Men Treading Grapes", Folio from a Materia Medica of Dioscorides
Date: dated A.H. 621/ A.D. 1224
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 56.20
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
Flower-Style Box with Drawers
Date: 17th century
Medium: Wood (poplar); overlaid with ebony inlaid with wood and incised, stained ivory
Accession Number: 1976.176.1
"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
Base for a Water Pipe (Huqqa) with Irises
Date: late 17th century
Medium: Zinc alloy; cast, engraved, inlaid with brass (bidri ware)
Accession Number: 1984.221
Dedicatory Inscription from a Mosque
Date: dated A.H. 905/ A.D. 1500
Medium: Gabbro; carved
Accession Number: 1981.320
Moon Jar
Date: second half of the 18th century
Medium: Porcelain
Accession Number: 1979.413.1
Vessel with six animal friezes
Date: ca. 10th–8th century B.C.
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 64.257.1a, b
Harihara
Date: late 7th–early 8th century
Medium: Sandstone
Accession Number: 1977.241
Strand of Beads
Date: 9th–12th century
Medium: Carnelian
Accession Number: 48.101.70
'Saz'-style Drawing of a Dragon amid Foliage
Shah Quli
(active 1520–66)
Date: ca. 1540–50
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 57.51.26
Luster Bowl with Winged Horse
Date: late 12th century
Medium: Stonepaste; luster-painted on opaque monochrome glaze
Accession Number: 16.87
Salor Main Carpet
Date: late 18th–early 19th century
Medium: Wool, silk
Accession Number: 1974.149.46
Armlet
Date: first half 11th century
Medium: Gold; filigree and granulation
Accession Number: 57.88a–c
Helmet
Date: 5th century
Medium: Iron, copper, gold
Accession Number: 28.60.2
Textile
Date: 10th–11th century
Medium: Cotton, other fibers; plain weave, printed, and painted
Accession Number: 31.106.64
Blades and Mountings for a Pair of Swords (Daishō)
Long sword (katana) blade inscribed by Sukemitsu of Bizen
(Japanese, Bizen, Muromachi period, active ca. 1440)
Date: sword (katana) blade, dated 1440; short sword (wakizashi) blade, 15th century; mountings, late 18th century
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), gold, copper, rayskin, silk
Accession Number: 36.120.417a, b, .418a–c
Enthroned Vishnu
Date: second half of the 8th–early 9th century
Medium: Granulite
Accession Number: 1984.296
Jewelry Elements
Date: late 14th–16th century
Medium: Gold sheet; worked, chased, and set with turquoise, gray chalcedony, and glass
Accession Number: 1989.87a–l
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: 38.149.1
Tiraz Textile Fragment from an Ikat Shawl
Date: late 9th–early 10th century
Medium: Cotton, ink, and gold; plain weave, resist-dyed (ikat), painted Inscription: black ink and gold leaf; painted
Accession Number: 29.179.9
Gold Neck Ring
Date: 6th–4th century B.C.
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 2005.366
Tapestry with Dragons and Flowers
Date: 11th–12th century
Medium: Silk tapestry
Accession Number: 1987.275
Biographies of Lian Po and Lin Xiangru
Huang Tingjian
(Chinese, 1045–1105)
Date: ca. 1095
Medium: Handscroll; ink on paper
Accession Number: 1989.363.4
Chadri
Date: 20th century
Medium: cotton, silk
Accession Number: 1972.253
Buddha, Probably Amitabha
Date: early 7th century
Medium: Hollow dry lacquer with traces of gilt and polychrome pigments
Accession Number: 19.186
Bowl with Arabic Inscription
Date: 10th century
Medium: Earthenware; white slip with black-slip decoration under transparent glaze
Accession Number: 65.106.2
"Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon", Folio 434v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1530
Accession Number: 1970.301.51
"Men Treading Grapes", Folio from a Materia Medica of Dioscorides
Date: dated A.H. 621/ A.D. 1224
Accession Number: 56.20
Pen Box (Qalamdan) Depicting Shah Isma'il in a Battle against the Uzbeks
Date: early 19th century
Accession Number: 2006.523a, b
Flower-Style Box with Drawers
Date: 17th century
Accession Number: 1976.176.1
"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
Base for a Water Pipe (Huqqa) with Irises
Date: late 17th century
Accession Number: 1984.221
Dedicatory Inscription from a Mosque
Date: dated A.H. 905/ A.D. 1500
Accession Number: 1981.320
Moon Jar
Date: second half of the 18th century
Accession Number: 1979.413.1
Vessel with six animal friezes
Date: ca. 10th–8th century B.C.
Accession Number: 64.257.1a, b
Harihara
Date: late 7th–early 8th century
Accession Number: 1977.241
Strand of Beads
Date: 9th–12th century
Accession Number: 48.101.70
'Saz'-style Drawing of a Dragon amid Foliage
Shah Quli
(active 1520–66)
Date: ca. 1540–50
Accession Number: 57.51.26
Luster Bowl with Winged Horse
Date: late 12th century
Accession Number: 16.87
Salor Main Carpet
Date: late 18th–early 19th century
Accession Number: 1974.149.46
Armlet
Date: first half 11th century
Accession Number: 57.88a–c
Helmet
Date: 5th century
Accession Number: 28.60.2
Textile
Date: 10th–11th century
Accession Number: 31.106.64
Blades and Mountings for a Pair of Swords (Daishō)
Long sword (katana) blade inscribed by Sukemitsu of Bizen
(Japanese, Bizen, Muromachi period, active ca. 1440)
Date: sword (katana) blade, dated 1440; short sword (wakizashi) blade, 15th century; mountings, late 18th century
Accession Number: 36.120.417a, b, .418a–c
Enthroned Vishnu
Date: second half of the 8th–early 9th century
Accession Number: 1984.296
Jewelry Elements
Date: late 14th–16th century
Accession Number: 1989.87a–l
Tiraz Textile Fragment from an Ikat Shawl
Date: late 9th–early 10th century
Accession Number: 29.179.9
Gold Neck Ring
Date: 6th–4th century B.C.
Accession Number: 2005.366
Tapestry with Dragons and Flowers
Date: 11th–12th century
Accession Number: 1987.275
Biographies of Lian Po and Lin Xiangru
Huang Tingjian
(Chinese, 1045–1105)
Date: ca. 1095
Accession Number: 1989.363.4
Chadri
Date: 20th century
Accession Number: 1972.253
Buddha, Probably Amitabha
Date: early 7th century
Accession Number: 19.186
Bowl with Arabic Inscription
Date: 10th century
Accession Number: 65.106.2
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