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"Rustam Battles Sava", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Date: 15th century
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1975.192.13
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: 14th century
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1979.295.4
"Gustaham Slays Lahhak and Farshidvard", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1330–40
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper
Accession Number: 1974.290.19
Section from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: ca. 1300
Medium: Ink, gold, and opaque watercolor on parchment
Accession Number: 2004.90
"Kai Kavus Ascends to the Sky", Folio 134r from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525–30
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1970.301.21
Double Title Page from a `Aja'ib al-Makhluqat wa Ghara'ib al-Mawjudat (The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence)
Zakaria bin Muhammad bin Mahmud Abu Yahya Qazwini
(ca. 1203–83)
Date: 1414–35
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 34.109
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: 14th century
Medium: Ink on paper
Accession Number: 1979.295.8
"The Assassination of Khusrau Parviz", Folio 742v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1535
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1970.301.75
Opening Folio of the 26th Volume of the "Anonymous Baghdad Qur'an"
Ahmad ibn al-Suhrawardi al-Bakri
(d. 1320–21)
Date: A.H. 706/ A.D 1306–7
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 50.12
"Arjuna Battles Raja Tamradhvaja", Folio from a Razmnama
Date: ca. 1616–17
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 55.121.30
"Horseman and Fragment of Text", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1330–40
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 2003.330.7
"The Clever Hare with the King of the Elephants at the Spring of the Moon", Folio from a Kalila wa Dimna
Date: 18th century
Medium: Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Accession Number: 1981.373.67
Folio from a Materia Medica of Dioscurides
Date: 17th century
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1975.192.9
"Abu'l Mihjan and Sa`d ibn Abi Wakkas Become Angry and Leave King Khusrau (?)", Folio from a Khavarannama (The Book of the East) of ibn Husam al-Din
Maulana Muhammad Ibn Husam ad Din
Date: ca. 1476–86
Medium: Opaque watercolor on paper
Accession Number: 55.125.3
"The Spy Zambur Brings Mahiya to the City of Tawariq", Folio from a Hamzanama (Book of Hamza)
Attributed to Kesav Das
(active ca. 1570–1604)
Date: ca. 1570
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on cloth; mounted on paper
Accession Number: 23.264.1
"Design for a Cup to Serve Wine at Drinking Parties", Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari
Badi al-Zaman ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari
(1136–1206)
Date: dated A.H. 715/A.D. 1315
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 55.121.14
"Hare", Folio from a Bestiary
Date: 11th–12th century
Medium: Opaque watercolor on paper
Accession Number: 54.108.3
Salaman u Absal of Maulana Nur al-Din 'Abd-Rahman Jami
Maulana Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman Jami
(1414–92)
Date: A.H. 993/ A.D. 1585
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; Binding: pasteboard; painted and lacquered
Accession Number: 2006.543.4
"Man's Fate or the Man Taking Refuge in a Well Inhabited by a Dragon", Folio from a Kalila wa Dimna
Date: 18th century
Medium: Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Accession Number: 1981.373.22
"Preparation for a Feast", Folio from a Divan of Jami
Date: late 15th century
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 52.20.4
"Rustam Avenges His Own Impending Death", Folio 472r from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525–30
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1970.301.56
"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
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
Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz
Sa'di
(1213/19–92)
Date: late 15th century
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 11.84.4
"How Rustam Found a Spring", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1300–30
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 69.74.8
"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
Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: 1475–1675
Medium: Leather; tooled and gilded; ink on paper
Accession Number: 13.228.14
"Rustam Lassos the Khaqan of Chin, Pulling him from his White Elephant", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1330–40
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper
Accession Number: 1974.290.13
Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz
Sa'di
(1213/19–92)
Date: late 15th century
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 11.84.10
"Muslim Pilgrim to Mecca Meets a Brahman on the Road", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
(1253–1325)
Date: 1520–25
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 13.160.4
"Rustam Battles Sava", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Date: 15th century
Accession Number: 1975.192.13
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: 14th century
Accession Number: 1979.295.4
"Gustaham Slays Lahhak and Farshidvard", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1330–40
Accession Number: 1974.290.19
Section from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: ca. 1300
Accession Number: 2004.90
"Kai Kavus Ascends to the Sky", Folio 134r from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525–30
Accession Number: 1970.301.21
Double Title Page from a `Aja'ib al-Makhluqat wa Ghara'ib al-Mawjudat (The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence)
Zakaria bin Muhammad bin Mahmud Abu Yahya Qazwini
(ca. 1203–83)
Date: 1414–35
Accession Number: 34.109
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: 14th century
Accession Number: 1979.295.8
"The Assassination of Khusrau Parviz", Folio 742v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1535
Accession Number: 1970.301.75
Opening Folio of the 26th Volume of the "Anonymous Baghdad Qur'an"
Ahmad ibn al-Suhrawardi al-Bakri
(d. 1320–21)
Date: A.H. 706/ A.D 1306–7
Accession Number: 50.12
"Arjuna Battles Raja Tamradhvaja", Folio from a Razmnama
Date: ca. 1616–17
Accession Number: 55.121.30
"Horseman and Fragment of Text", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1330–40
Accession Number: 2003.330.7
Folio from a Materia Medica of Dioscurides
Date: 17th century
Accession Number: 1975.192.9
"The Spy Zambur Brings Mahiya to the City of Tawariq", Folio from a Hamzanama (Book of Hamza)
Attributed to Kesav Das
(active ca. 1570–1604)
Date: ca. 1570
Accession Number: 23.264.1
"Design for a Cup to Serve Wine at Drinking Parties", Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari
Badi al-Zaman ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari
(1136–1206)
Date: dated A.H. 715/A.D. 1315
Accession Number: 55.121.14
"Hare", Folio from a Bestiary
Date: 11th–12th century
Accession Number: 54.108.3
Salaman u Absal of Maulana Nur al-Din 'Abd-Rahman Jami
Maulana Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman Jami
(1414–92)
Date: A.H. 993/ A.D. 1585
Accession Number: 2006.543.4
"Preparation for a Feast", Folio from a Divan of Jami
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 52.20.4
"Rustam Avenges His Own Impending Death", Folio 472r from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525–30
Accession Number: 1970.301.56
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
Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz
Sa'di
(1213/19–92)
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 11.84.4
"How Rustam Found a Spring", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1300–30
Accession Number: 69.74.8
"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
Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: 1475–1675
Accession Number: 13.228.14
"Rustam Lassos the Khaqan of Chin, Pulling him from his White Elephant", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1330–40
Accession Number: 1974.290.13
Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz
Sa'di
(1213/19–92)
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 11.84.10
"Muslim Pilgrim to Mecca Meets a Brahman on the Road", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
(1253–1325)
Date: 1520–25
Accession Number: 13.160.4
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