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"The Feast of Sada", Folio 22v 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
Princely Figure with Jewelled Crown
Date: mid-11th–mid-12th century
Medium: Stucco; modeled, carved, polychrome painted, gilded
Accession Number: 67.119
Bowl with Arabic Inscription
Date: 10th century
Medium: Earthenware; white slip with black-slip decoration under transparent glaze
Accession Number: 65.106.2
Turban Helmet
Date: late 15th century
Medium: Steel, silver, copper alloy
Accession Number: 50.87
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
The Anhalt Medallion Carpet
Date: probably first half 16th century
Medium: Cotton (warp), silk (weft), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Accession Number: 46.128
Animal-Spouted Pitcher
Date: 9th–10th century
Medium: Earthenware; polychrome decoration under transparent glaze (buff ware)
Accession Number: 38.40.247
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: ca. 1180
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 29.160.23
Armlet
Date: first half 11th century
Medium: Gold; filigree and granulation
Accession Number: 57.88a–c
Mihrab (Prayer Niche)
Date: A.H. 755/A.D. 1354–55
Medium: Mosaic of polychrome-glazed cut tiles on stonepaste body; set into mortar
Accession Number: 39.20
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
"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
Garden Gathering
Date: 1640–50
Medium: Stonepaste; painted and polychrome glazed (cuerda seca technique)
Accession Number: 03.9c
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
Ewer with a Feline-Shaped Handle
Date: 7th century
Medium: Bronze; cast, chased, and inlaid with copper
Accession Number: 47.100.90
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
Lantern for a Lamp
Date: 9th–10th century
Medium: Earthenware; carved decoration, unglazed
Accession Number: 39.40.87
"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
Storage jar decorated with mountain goats
Date: ca. 3800–3700 B.C.
Medium: Ceramic, paint
Accession Number: 59.52
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
Strand of Beads
Date: 9th–12th century
Medium: Carnelian
Accession Number: 48.101.70
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
Luster Bowl with Winged Horse
Date: late 12th century
Medium: Stonepaste; luster-painted on opaque monochrome glaze
Accession Number: 16.87
Vessel with six animal friezes
Date: ca. 10th–8th century B.C.
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 64.257.1a, b
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: dated A.H. 531/ A.D. 1137
Medium: Ink, gold, and watercolor on paper
Accession Number: 1996.238.2
Tombak
Date: late 19th century
Medium: Various woods, bone, brass, skin
Accession Number: 89.4.1310
Relief: two servants bearing food and drink
Date: ca. 358–338 B.C.
Medium: Limestone
Accession Number: 34.158
Bowl with a Lute Player
Date: late 12th–early 13th century
Medium: Stonepaste; polychrome inglaze and overglaze painted and gilded on opaque monochrome glaze (mina'i)
Accession Number: 57.61.16
The Emperor's Carpet
Date: second half 16th century
Medium: Silk (warp and weft), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Accession Number: 43.121.1
Vessel terminating in the forepart of a fantastic leonine creature
Date: ca. 5th century B.C.
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 54.3.3
"The Feast of Sada", Folio 22v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525
Accession Number: 1970.301.2
Princely Figure with Jewelled Crown
Date: mid-11th–mid-12th century
Accession Number: 67.119
Bowl with Arabic Inscription
Date: 10th century
Accession Number: 65.106.2
Turban Helmet
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 50.87
Pen Box (Qalamdan) Depicting Shah Isma'il in a Battle against the Uzbeks
Date: early 19th century
Accession Number: 2006.523a, b
The Anhalt Medallion Carpet
Date: probably first half 16th century
Accession Number: 46.128
Animal-Spouted Pitcher
Date: 9th–10th century
Accession Number: 38.40.247
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: ca. 1180
Accession Number: 29.160.23
Armlet
Date: first half 11th century
Accession Number: 57.88a–c
Mihrab (Prayer Niche)
Date: A.H. 755/A.D. 1354–55
Accession Number: 39.20
Sword and scabbard
Date: ca. 7th century A.D.
Accession Number: 65.28a, b
"The Funeral of Isfandiyar", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: 1330s
Accession Number: 33.70
Garden Gathering
Date: 1640–50
Accession Number: 03.9c
Bowl with Inscription, "Sovereignty is God's"
Date: late 9th–early 10th century
Accession Number: 38.40.118
Ewer with a Feline-Shaped Handle
Date: 7th century
Accession Number: 47.100.90
Jewelry Elements
Date: late 14th–16th century
Accession Number: 1989.87a–l
Lantern for a Lamp
Date: 9th–10th century
Accession Number: 39.40.87
"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
Storage jar decorated with mountain goats
Date: ca. 3800–3700 B.C.
Accession Number: 59.52
Velvet Panel with Flowering Plants
Date: first half 17th century
Accession Number: 12.72.5
Strand of Beads
Date: 9th–12th century
Accession Number: 48.101.70
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
Luster Bowl with Winged Horse
Date: late 12th century
Accession Number: 16.87
Vessel with six animal friezes
Date: ca. 10th–8th century B.C.
Accession Number: 64.257.1a, b
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: dated A.H. 531/ A.D. 1137
Accession Number: 1996.238.2
Tombak
Date: late 19th century
Accession Number: 89.4.1310
Relief: two servants bearing food and drink
Date: ca. 358–338 B.C.
Accession Number: 34.158
Bowl with a Lute Player
Date: late 12th–early 13th century
Accession Number: 57.61.16
The Emperor's Carpet
Date: second half 16th century
Accession Number: 43.121.1
Vessel terminating in the forepart of a fantastic leonine creature
Date: ca. 5th century B.C.
Accession Number: 54.3.3
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