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Part of Islamic Art
Date: late 14th–16th centuryAccession Number: 1989.87a–l
Date: 16th centuryAccession Number: 58.46
Date: A.H. 755/A.D. 1354–55Accession Number: 39.20
Date: late 15th– first quarter 16th centuryAccession Number: 91.1.607
Ahmad ibn al-Suhrawardi al-Bakri (d. 1320–21)
Date: dated A.H. 707/ A.D. 1307–8Accession Number: 55.44
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Date: 1330sAccession Number: 33.70
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Gallery 455 displays material from the thirteenth to the early sixteenth century under the Mongol, Turkmen, Timurid, and Uzbek dynasties, as these arts came to flourish in such royal capitals as Tabriz, Samarkand, and Herat. Among the highlights are manuscript pages from fifteenth-century Herat, such as painted folios from the famous Assembly of the Birds or Mantiq-al-Tair, and other examples of the arts of the book. A chronological overview of the art of the Persian world, while underscoring its many connections with other cultures, continues in Gallery 462.
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