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Works of Art (32)

Bizhan Forces Farud to Retire into His Fort: Page from a dispersed manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings), ca. 1430–35; Sultanate, India, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (20.120.247)
Chess set, 12th century, Nishapur, Iran, Glazed fritware (1971.193a–ff)
Cylinder seal and modern impression: worshipper before a seated ruler or deity; seated female under a grape arbor, early 2nd millennium B.C.; Old Elamite period, Iran, Serpentine (1987.343)
The Div Akvan Throws Rustam into the Sea: Folio 158v of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi, Safavid period (1501–1722), 1660s, Signed by Mu'in Musavvir (active ca. 1630–97), Iran, probably Isfahan, Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper (1974.290.43)
The Feast of Sada: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525, Attributed to Sultan Muhammad (Iranian), Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.2)
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)
Head of a king, probably Shapur II, 4th century; Sasanian period, Iran, Gilded silver (65.126)
Head of a ruler, ca. 2300–2000 B.C., Iran or Mesopotamia, Arsenical copper (47.100.80)
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)
Khusrau Hunting: Page from a manuscript of the Khusrau and Shirin of Hatifi, dated 1498; Ottoman, Turkey (probably Istanbul), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (69.27)
Mechti Kuli Beg, Persian Ambassador to Prague, 1605, Aegidius Sadeler (Dutch), Netherlandish, Engraving (49.95.2202)
Molded plaque with a king or god carrying a mace, 2000–1700 B.C.; Isin-Larsa-Old Babylonian period, Southern Mesopotamia, Ceramic (32.39.2)
Pen box, early 19th century, Iran, Painted and varnished papier-mâché (2006.523)
Plate with king hunting rams, late 5th–early 6th century; Sasanian period, Iran, Silver, mercury gilding, niello inlay (34.33)
Portrait medallion of Süleyman the Magnificent, after 1521, Probably Venice, Bronze (18.70.8)
Portrait of Nasir al-Din Shah, ca. 1852–55, Iran, Salt print (1977.683.24)
Portrait of Nasir al-Din Shah, ca. 1852–55, Luigi Pesce (Italian), Iran, Salt print (1977.683.22)
Portrait of Sultan Ahmet I (r. 1603–17), Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), early 17th century, Turkey, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (44.30)
The Queen of Sheba Enthroned, late 19th–early 20th century, Iran, Inks, colors, and gold on paper (1979.518.1)
Relief: king and eunuch attendant, 883–859 B.C.; Neo-Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II, Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia, Alabaster (gypsum) (32.143.4)
Royal or divine figure with high conical headdress, 18th century B.C.; Middle Bronze Age, Syria or Levant, Bronze (1985.262.2)
Safavid Prince Haidar Mirza's Entrance into Istanbul in 1590: Page from a dispersed Divan of Mahmud cAbd al-Baki, 1590–95; Ottoman, Iraq (Baghdad), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (45.174.5)
Schiac Appas, Re di Persia (Shah cAbbas, King of Persia), Engraver: Giacomo Franco (Italian, Venetian), From: Effigie naturali dei maggior prencipi et più valorosi capitani di questa età con l'armi loro, raccolte et con dilegentia intagliate da Giacomo Franco, Publisher: Giacomo Franco, Venice, 1596 (57.506)
Seated statue of Gudea, 2150–2100 B.C.; Neo-Sumerian period, Probably Tello (ancient Girsu), southern Mesopotamia, Diorite (59.2)
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)
Solidus of Constantius II (Sole Emperor, 350–361), 350–361, Byzantine, Gold (04.35.18)
Solidus, 602–10, Early Byzantine, Gold (04.35.3356)
Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent Wearing a Jewel-Studded Helmet, ca. 1532, Venice, Woodcut on paper (42.41.1)
Tetradrachm of Seleucus I, 300–280 B.C.; Seleucid, Iran, excavated at Pasargadae, Silver (1974.105.9)
Tile with an image of a prince on horseback, Qajar period (1779–1925), second half of the 19th century, Iran, Stonepaste; molded, polychrome painted under transparent glaze (83.1.67)
The Turanian King Afrasiyab Conferring with His Brother Garsivaz: Leaf from a Shahnama, folio 110 verso, dated 1107 A.H. / 1696 A.D.; Safavid, Attributed to Muhammad Zaman, Ink, colors, and gold on paper, 1913 (13.228.17)
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)