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Islamic Book

Religious Art, Islam, Book

Works of Art (28)

Bifolium from the Mashaf al-Hadina, 410 A.H. / 1019–20 A.D., Probably Qayrawan, Tunisia, Ink, pigment, 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)
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)
Folio from a Qur'an manuscript, Seljuq period (1040–1196), ca. 1180, Eastern Iran or present-day Afghanistan, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (29.160.23)
Folio from the "Blue Qur'an," Fatimid period (909–1171), second half of 9th–mid-10th century,Tunisia, probably Qairawan, Gold and silver on indigo-dyed parchment (2004.88)
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)
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 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, 13th–14th century, Attributed to Spain, Ink, colors, and gold on vellum (42.63)
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)
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)
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 manuscript, 19th century, Nigeria, Blackish brown ink, and red, yellow, and blue color on paper (1997.301a,b)
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 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)
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)
Volume from a thirty-part Qur’an, 18th century, North Africa, probably Tunisia, Colors and gold on paper, leather binding (1982.120.2)