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Islamic Manuscript

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Works of Art (69)

Album leaf with a Shici invocation, 17th century, India (Deccan or Kashmir), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (1986.109.2)
The Angel Surush Rescues Khusrau Parviz: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1530–35, Attributed to Muzaffar cAli, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.73)
Bahram Gur Pins the Coupling Onagers: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30, Attributed to Mir Sayyid cAli, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.62)
The Beggard Who Professed His Love for a Prince: Folio from the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din 'Attar, Timurid period (1370–1507), dated A.H. 892 / A.D. 1487, Present-day Afghanistan, Herat, Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper (63.210.28)
The Besotted Iranian Camp Attacked by Night: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1525–30, Attributed to Qadimi (active ca. 1525–65), directed by Aqa Mirak (active ca. 1525–60), Iran, Tabriz, Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.36)
Bifolium from the "Nurse's Qur'an" (Mashaf al-Hadina), 410 A.H. / 1019–20 A.D., Tunisia, probably Qairawan, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on parchment (2007.191)
Binding for a Qur'an, late 16th century, Iran, Leather binding, stamped, cut, and gilt with turquoise insets (56.222)
Binding: From a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Tooled and stamped leather on paper, gold, opaque watercolor (63.210.67)
Book of Prayers, Sura Yasin and Surat al-Fath, dated A.H. 1132/A.D. 1719–20, Calligraphy: Ahmad Nairizi (Persian), Illumination: Attributed to Muhammad Hadi, Iran, Ink, colors, and gold on paper; lacquer binding (2003.239)
Calligraphy page, 1714; Safavid, Iran, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (62.152.14)
The Conference of the Birds: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, gold on paper (63.210.11)
Dragon and Clouds, ca. 1600, Attributed to Sadiqi Beg, Ink and watercolor on paper (2010.309)
The Drowning Man: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1487; Timurid, Iran (Herat), Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (63.210.44r)
Elephant Clock: Leaf from The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari, Detached folio from an illustrated manuscript, 715 A.H. / 1315 A.D.; Mamluk, Abu’l Izz Ismacil al-Jazari, Author, Probably Syria, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (57.51.23)
Folio from a Qur'an manuscript in mayil ("leaning") script, late 8th–early 9th century, Central Islamic Lands, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on parchment (1979.201)
Folio from a Qur'an manuscript, 13th–14th century, Spain, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on parchment (42.63)
Folio from a Qur'an manuscript, 9th century, Central Islamic Lands, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on parchment (62.152.2)
Folio from a Qur'an manuscript, probably 9th century, Central Islamic Lands, Ink on parchment (40.164.1a)
Folio from the "Blue Qur'an,", second half of 9th–mid-10th century,Tunisia, probably Qairawan, Gold and silver on indigo-dyed parchment (2004.88)
Folio from the Kevorkian Album, ca. 1540, Bukhara, Uzbekistan, Calligraphy signed by Mir cAli Haravi, Ink, gold, and colors on paper (55.121.10.7v)
Folio from the "Tashkent Qur'an", late 8th–early 9th century, Syria, Yemen, or North Africa, Ink on parchment (2004.87)
Folios from a Qur'an manuscript, 383 A.H. / 993 A.D., Iran, Isfahan, Ink and gold on paper (40.164.5a, b)
Four Portraits: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), ca. 1610–15, By Balchand, Daulat, Murad, India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.29)
Fragment from a Qur’an manuscript, ca. 1400; Timurid, Calligraphy attributed to cUmar Aqtac, Central Asia (probably Samarqand), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (1972.279)
Frontispiece: From a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Opaque watercolor, ink, gold on paper (63.210)
Funeral of Isfandiyar: Page from a Manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings), Detached folio from an illustrated manuscript, ca. 1330–1335; Ilkhanid, Firdausi, Author, Tabriz, Iran, Ink and colors on paper (33.70)
The Iranians Mourn the Death of Farud and Jarira: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30, Attributed to Mirza Muhammad Qabahat, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.35)
Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1530, Attributed to Qasim, ibn 'Ali (active ca. 1525–60), Iran, Tabriz, Watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.51)
Jalayirid Qur'anic compilation page, ca. 1370, Attributed to Abu Muhammad cAbd al-Qayyum ibn Muhammad ibn Karamshah al-Tabrizi, Iraq (Baghdad), Ink, gold, and gouache on paper (2008.31)
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)
Kay Kavus Airborne: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30, Attributed to Qadimi and cAbd al-cAziz, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.21)
Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, Safavid period (1501–1722), 1509–1510, Iran, Shiraz, Leather; tooled and gilded; ink on paper (13.228.6)
Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi, Timurid period, probably 15th century, Iran, Main support: ink and gold on paper; binding: leather (13.160.10)
Leaf from a manuscript, 19th century; Qajar, Iran, Ink, watercolors, gold, and silver on paper (1997.293)
Leaf from a Qur’an manuscript, 1307–1308; Ilkhanid, Ahmad ibn al-Suhrawardi al-Bakri, Calligrapher, Muhammed ibn Aybak, Illuminator, Baghdad, Iraq, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (55.44)
Leaf from a Qur’an manuscript, dated 1137, Iran, Ink, gold, and colors on paper (1996.294.1)
Leaf from a Qur’an manuscript, late 9th–10th century, Possibly Syria, Ink, gold, and colors on vellum (30.45)
Leaf from a Qur’an, ca. 1250–1350, North Africa, Ink, colors, and gold on vellum (37.21)
Leaf from an Arabic translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides ("The Pharmacy"), dated 1224, Iraq, Baghdad School, Colors and gilt on paper (57.51.21)
Leaf from Futuh al-Haramain (Description of the Two Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina), mid-16th century; Ottoman, Probably Turkey, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (32.131)
Leaf of calligraphy: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal; calligraphy, ca. 1500; margin, early 17th century, Sultan cAli Mashhadi (calligraphy), Possibly Daulat (illumination), Iran (calligraphy), India (margin), Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.32)
The Man and the Ruffian: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (63.210.4)
Marbled page: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Opaque watercolor and ink on paper (63.210.44v)
Mashq calligraphy page, 19th century, Iran, Ink on parchment (62.152.12)
The Mi'raj, or, The Night Flight of Muhammad on his Steed Buraq: Folio from a Bustan of Sa'di, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1525–35, Calligrapher: Sultan Muhammad Nur (ca. 1472–ca. 1536), Present-day Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, probably Bukhara and Herat, Ink, gold, and colors on paper (1974.294.2)
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)
Nilgai (blue bull): Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), ca. 1620, By Mansur, India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.13)
Opening folio of Volume 26 of the "Anonymous Baghdad Qur'an", Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), A.H. 706 / A.D. 1306–7, Iraq, Baghdad, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (50.12)
Page from an Album of Calligraphies of Prophetic Traditions (Hadith), ca. 1500; Ottoman, Signed by Hamdullah ibn Mustafa Dede, Turkey (Istanbul), Ink, colors, and gold on paper; marbled paper, leather binding (1982.120.3)
Portrait of a Dervish, Safavid period (1501–1722), 16th century, Present-day Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Main support: ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper, margins: gold on dyed paper (57.51.27)
Portrait of Maharaja Bhim Kunwar: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), ca. 1615, By Nanha, India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.2)
Prayer manuscript, 19th century, Nigeria, Blackish brown ink, and red, yellow, and blue color on paper (1997.301a,b)
Preparation of Medicine from Honey: Leaf from an Arabic translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides, dated 1224, Iraq, Baghdad School, Colors and gold on paper (13.152.6)
Prophet Muhammad Preaching: Folio from the Maqtal-i Al-i Rasul of Lami'i Chelebi Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), late 16th century, Turkey or Iraq, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.40)
Qur'an manuscript, late 9th–early 10th century, Syria or Iraq, Main support: ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on parchment; binding: leather, tooled (37.142)
Qur’an of Ibrahim Sultan, dated 1427; Timurid, Iran (Shiraz), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (13.228.1)
Red-Headed Vulture and Long-Billed Vulture: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), ca. 1615–20, By Mansur, India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.12)
Rosette (shamsa) bearing the name and titles of Emperor Shah Jahan (r. 1628–58), Mughal, 17th century, Attributed to India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.39)
The Shah's Wise Men Approve Zal's Marriage: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30, Attributed to cAbd al-cAziz, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.13)
Shaikh Mihna and the Peasant: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1487; Timurid, Iran (Herat), Opaque watercolor, ink, and silver on paper (63.210.49)
Shaikh Sancan and a Maiden on a Balcony: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (63.210.18)
Shaikh Sancan and the Unconscious Maiden: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (63.210.22)
Spy Zambur Brings Mahiya to Tawariq, Where They Meet Ustad Khatun: Page from the Hamzanama (Adventures of Hamza), ca. 1570; Mughal, India, Ink, colors, and gold on cotton (23.264.1)
Tahmuras Defeats the Divs: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1525, Attributed to Sultan Muhammad (Iranian, active first half of 16th century), Iran, Tabriz, Watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.3)
TThe Son Who Mourned His Father: Folio from the Mantiq al-tair (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din 'Attar, Timurid period (1370–1507), dated A.H. 892 / A.D. 1487, Present-day Afghanistan, Herat, Opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper (63.210.35)
Unwan: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Shah Jahan (1628–58), ca. 1630–40, India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.38)

Unwan: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Shah Jahan (1628–58), ca. 1630–40, India, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.39)
Volume from a thirty-part Qur’an, 18th century, North Africa, probably Tunisia, Colors and gold on paper, leather binding (1982.120.2)
Yazdegird I Kicked to Death by the Water Horse: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings), Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), ca. 1300–1330, Northwestern Iran or Baghdad, Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper (57.51.33)
Zahhak Is Told His Fate: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1523–24, Attributed to Sultan Muhammad (Iranian), Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.4)