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Afghanistan

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Works of Art (19)

"Bahram Gur in the Green Palace on Monday", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, dated 1524–25; Safavid, Afghanistan (Herat), Colors, gold, and silver on paper (13.228.7.10)
"Bamiyan ware" bowl, Ghaznavid period (977–1186), 11th–12th century, Central Asia, Earthenware, slip-covered, incised and polychrome decorated under a transparent glaze (1993.24)
Bottle with sprinkler top, Seljuq period (1040–1196), second half of 12th century, Iran, Khurasan, Quaternary alloy; cast, engraved, inlaid with silver and copper (1998.234)
Bowl, 12th–13th century; Ghaznavid, Afghanistan, High tin bronze, cast, hammered, chased, punched, and engraved (2000.57)
Double page from a Divan (Anthology) of Sultan Husain Baiqara, 1500; Timurid, Calligraphy by Sultan cAli Mashhadi, Afghanistan (Herat), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (1982.120.1)
Dragon-handled jug with inscription, Timurid period (1370–1507), late 15th–first quarter of 16th century, present-day Afghanistan, probably Herat, brass, cast and turned, engraved, and inlaid with silver, gold, and black organic compound (91.1.607)
Folio from a Qur'an manuscript, ca. 1180, Eastern Iran or present-day Afghanistan, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (29.160.23)
Haft Paikar (Seven Portraits) of the Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, Illustrated detached folios, ca. 1430; Timurid, Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganj), Author; Maulana Azhar, Calligrapher, Iranian; Made in Afghanistan, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (13.228.13)
Head of a bodhisattva, 5th–6th century; Afghanistan, probably from Hadda, Clay or terracotta, garnet (1986.2)
Head of Buddha, ca. 5th–6th century; Afghanistan, probably from Hadda, Stucco with gesso, traces of paint (30.32.5)
Journey of the Prophet Muhammad; Leaf from a copy of the Majmac al-tawarikh (Compendium of Histories), ca. 1425; Timurid, Herat, Afghanistan, Colors, silver, and gilt on brownish paper (57.51.9)
Laila and Majnun at School: Page from the Khamsa of Nizami (Quintet of Nizami), A.H. 835 /1431–32 A.D., Artist: possibly Mir Khalil; calligrapher: Ja'far, Herat, present-day Afghanistan, Ink, opaque watercolors, and gold on paper (1994.232.4)
Linga with one face (Ekamukhalinga), Shahi period, 9th century, Afghanistan, Marble (1980.415)
Lunette with Buddha surrounded by adorants, 5th–6th century, Hadda, Afghanistan, Stucco (2005.314)
Muhammad's Call to Prophecy and the First Revelation; Leaf from a copy of the Majmac al-tawarikh (Compendium of Histories), ca. 1425; Timurid, Herat, Afghanistan, Colors, silver, and gilt on brownish paper (57.51.37.3)
The Seley Carpet, Safavid period (1501–1722), late 16th century, Iran, Silk (warp), cotton (weft), wool (weft and pile), asymmetrically knotted pile (1978.550)
Textile, possibly Ghaznavid period (977–1186), 10th–11th century, Probably Iran, Cotton, other fibers, plain weave, printed and painted (31.106.64)
Two tiles, second half of 12th–early 13th century, Afghanistan, Earthenware, molded and glazed (1975.193.5,6)
Votive panels, Kushan dynasty, ca. 3rd century A.D., Bactria (northern Afghanistan), Terracotta and gouache (2000.42.2,4)