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"Three Men Before a Castle", 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: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 55.184.1
"Elias and Khizr at the Fountain of Life', Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: late 15th century
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 57.51.28
"Bhima Defeates Duryodhana", Folio from a Razmnama
Date: ca. 1616–17
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 55.121.32
"The Parent Bird Blinds the Prince in Revenge for the Death of her Young One", Folio from a Kalila wa Dimna
Date: 18th century
Medium: Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Accession Number: 1981.373.83
"The Attack on the Camel by the Lion, Crow, Wolf, and Jackal", Folio from a Kalila wa Dimna
Date: 18th century
Medium: Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Accession Number: 1981.373.40
Kalila wa Dimna
Date: 18th century
Medium: Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Accession Number: 1981.373.5
"The Birds and the Monkeys with the Glow Worm", Folio from a Kalila wa Dimna
Date: 18th century
Medium: Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Accession Number: 1981.373.44
Section from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: 9th–early 10th century
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on parchment
Accession Number: 40.164.3a, b
Qur'an of Ibrahim Sultan
Ibrahim Sultan
Date: dated A.H. 830/A.D. 1427
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; leather binding
Accession Number: 13.228.1
"Yusuf and Zulaykha United After Potiphar's Death", Folio from a Yusuf and Zulaykha
Date: 16th century
Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Accession Number: 13.228.8.5
"The Battle of Shahbarghan", Folio from a Padshahnama (Chronicle of the Emperor)
Date: 17th century
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1986.283
"Bahram Gur in the Sandal Palace on Thursday", Folio 230 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, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 13.228.7.13
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: 14th century
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1979.295.6
"Kai Khusrau Enthroned Holding a Sword", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1300–30
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 34.24.5
"Rustam's First Encounter with Afrasiyab", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: dated A.H. 1077/ A.D. 1666–67
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1975.192.24
"Zal is Restored to his Father Sam by the Simurgh", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1300–30
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 69.74.1
Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
Sultan `Ali Mashhadi
(ca.1440–1520)
Date: ca. 1600
Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Accession Number: 63.210
Page of Calligraphy from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Date: 16th century
Medium: Ink on paper
Accession Number: 1970.301.123vs
"Alexander Visits the Sage Plato in his Mountain Cave", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
(1253–1325)
Date: 1597–98
Medium: Main support: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold on paper Margins: Gold on dyed paper
Accession Number: 13.228.30
"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
"Siyavush and Jarira Wedded", Folio 183v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Abu'l Qasim Firdausi, commissioned by Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525–30
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1970.301.27
Page of Calligraphy from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Muhammad ibn Taj al-Din Haidar Muzahhib Shirazi
(active 1560s–80s)
Date: 1562–83
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 52.20.9d
Folio 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: 17th century
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1975.192.8
Divan of Sultan Husayn Baiqara
Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi
(active late 15th–early 16th century)
Date: dated A.H 905/ A.D.1500
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; lacquer binding
Accession Number: 1982.120.1
"Preparing a Noonday Meal on an Outing", Folio from a Kulliyat (Complete Works) of Sa'di
Date: 19th century
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 13.228.10.12
"The Mouse Gnaws the Net Imprisoning the Doves", Folio from a Kalila wa Dimna
Date: 18th century
Medium: Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Accession Number: 1981.373.56
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Muhammad al-Zanjani
Date: dated A.H. 531/A.D. 1137
Medium: Ink, gold, and opaque watercolor on paper
Accession Number: 1996.294.7
"Mihrab Vents His Anger Upon Sindukht", Folio 83v 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: 1970.301.11
"Marriage of Khusrau and 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: 13.228.7.6
"Rustam Overpowers the King of Hamavaran", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: late 15th century
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 13.160.2
"Three Men Before a Castle", Folio from a Khavarannama (The Book of the East) of ibn Husam al-Din
Maulana Muhammad Ibn Husam ad Din
Date: ca. 1476–86
Accession Number: 55.184.1
"Elias and Khizr at the Fountain of Life', Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 57.51.28
"Bhima Defeates Duryodhana", Folio from a Razmnama
Date: ca. 1616–17
Accession Number: 55.121.32
Kalila wa Dimna
Date: 18th century
Accession Number: 1981.373.5
Section from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: 9th–early 10th century
Accession Number: 40.164.3a, b
Qur'an of Ibrahim Sultan
Ibrahim Sultan
Date: dated A.H. 830/A.D. 1427
Accession Number: 13.228.1
"Bahram Gur in the Sandal Palace on Thursday", Folio 230 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: 13.228.7.13
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: 14th century
Accession Number: 1979.295.6
"Kai Khusrau Enthroned Holding a Sword", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1300–30
Accession Number: 34.24.5
"Rustam's First Encounter with Afrasiyab", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: dated A.H. 1077/ A.D. 1666–67
Accession Number: 1975.192.24
"Zal is Restored to his Father Sam by the Simurgh", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1300–30
Accession Number: 69.74.1
Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
Sultan `Ali Mashhadi
(ca.1440–1520)
Date: ca. 1600
Accession Number: 63.210
Page of Calligraphy from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Date: 16th century
Accession Number: 1970.301.123vs
"Alexander Visits the Sage Plato in his Mountain Cave", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
(1253–1325)
Date: 1597–98
Accession Number: 13.228.30
"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
Page of Calligraphy from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Muhammad ibn Taj al-Din Haidar Muzahhib Shirazi
(active 1560s–80s)
Date: 1562–83
Accession Number: 52.20.9d
Folio 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: 17th century
Accession Number: 1975.192.8
Divan of Sultan Husayn Baiqara
Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi
(active late 15th–early 16th century)
Date: dated A.H 905/ A.D.1500
Accession Number: 1982.120.1
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Muhammad al-Zanjani
Date: dated A.H. 531/A.D. 1137
Accession Number: 1996.294.7
"Mihrab Vents His Anger Upon Sindukht", Folio 83v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525–30
Accession Number: 1970.301.11
"Marriage of Khusrau and 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: 13.228.7.6
"Rustam Overpowers the King of Hamavaran", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 13.160.2
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