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Religious Art, Islam

Works of Art (57)

Amulet, 11th century; Fatimid, Egypt, Ink on paper (1978.546.32)
Architectural tile with partial inscription, Timurid period (1370–1507), second half of 14th century, Present-day Uzbekistan, Stonepaste, carved and glazed (2006.274)
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)
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)
Calligraphic dish, 'Adil Shahi period (1490–1686), ca. 1600, India, Deccan, Bijapur, Copper alloy, cast (1983.227)
Calligraphy panel, 20th century, Sadequain (Pakistani), Colors on wood (Inst.1980.3.2)
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)
Cover for a ceremonial gift (rumal), ca. 1640–50, India, Deccan, Golconda, Cotton, stenciled, painted, and dyed (28.159.1)
Cuirass (char-aina), late 18th–19th century, Probably Indian, Steel, gold (48.92.1)
Dedicatory inscription from a mosque, Indian Sultanate period (1206–1555), dated A.H. 905 / A.D. 1500,India, Bengal, Gabbro, carved (1981.320)
Dinar, 79 A.H./698–99 A.D., Syria, Gold (99.35.2386)
Double-sided Tombstone, 10th century and A.H. 646/A.D. 1248–49, Egypt, Marble (2010.225)
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, ca. 1180, Eastern Iran or present-day Afghanistan, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (29.160.23)
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)
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)
Fragmentary cenotaph cover with Qur'anic calligraphy, 17th–18th century, Turkey, Silk; lampas; (32.100.460)
Hanging, Qajar period (1779–1925), 19th century, Iran, Rasht, wool, plain weave, joined, embroidered (10.33.1)
Hat crown, 19th–early 20th century, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Basketry weaving; fiber and gold (2006.187)
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)
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 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)
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)
Mihrab (prayer niche), Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), A.H. 755 / A.D. 1354–55, Iran, Isfahan, Mosaic of polychrome-glazed cut tiles on stonepaste body set into mortar (39.20)
Mosque lamp for the Mausoleum of Amir Aydakin al 'Ala'I al-Bunduqdar, Mamluk period (1250–1517), shortly after 1285, Egypt, probably Cairo, Glass, brownish, blown, folded foot, applied handles, enameled and gilded (17.190.985)
Mosque lamp of Amir Qawsun, Mamluk period (1250–1517), ca. 1329–35, Egypt, Glass, colorless with brown tinge, blown, blown applied foot, enameled and gilded (17.190.991)
Mosque lamp, late 16th century, Turkey; Iznik, Composite body, painted and glazed (14.40.731)
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)
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)
Prayer carpet, late 16th century; Ottoman, Attributed to Bursa or Istanbul, Turkey, Pile weave, wool and cotton pile on silk foundation (22.100.51)
Prayer manuscript, 19th century, Nigeria, Blackish brown ink, and red, yellow, and blue color on paper (1997.301a,b)
Prayer rug, late 16th–early 17th century; Ottoman, Egypt, probably Cairo, Wool (17.120.137)
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 holder, late 19th–early 20th century, Central Asia and Iran, Silver with silver filigree and cabochon- and table-cut turquoises; Leather strap (2005.443.8)
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)
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)
Stand for a Qur'an manuscript, Muzzafarid period (1314–93), dated A.H. 761 / A.D. 1360, Iran or Central Asia, Wood (teak), carved, painted, inlaid (10.218)
Strand of beads, 9th–12th century, Found at Iran, Nishapur, Carnelian (48.101.70)
Talismanic shirt, 15th or early 16th century, India (north India or the Deccan), Ink, gold, and colors on stiffened cotton (1998.199)
Textile fragment, late 10th century; Abbasid, Probably Iraq, Cotton, plain weave with painted inscription (31.106.32)
Tile from a mihrab, A.H. 722/1322–23 A.D., Iran, Fritware, underglaze painted (1983.345)
Tile from an inscriptional frieze, Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), dated A.H. 707 / A.D. 1308, Iran, Natanz, from the shrine of 'Abd al-Samad, Stonepaste, underglaze painted in blue, luster painted on opaque white ground, modeled (12.44)
Tile panel, early 14th century (probably 1310), Hasan ibn cAli ibn Ahmad Babavaih, Iran (Kashan), Fritware, overglaze luster-painted (09.87)
Volume from a thirty-part Qur’an, 18th century, North Africa, probably Tunisia, Colors and gold on paper, leather binding (1982.120.2)

Thematic Essays (42)