161 UMMA Objects
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Iranian (Iranian)
Salt Bag
1867 – 1899
Gift of Marvin Eisenberg in honor of Alberto Boralevi, my carpet master in Florence
2003/1.364

Iranian (Iranian)
Bowl with foliate designs, after Cizhou ware
1700 – 1899
Museum Purchase
1957/1.94
This painted miniature Shahnama page was made by the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460 in Baghdad, Iraq. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene depicts <em>Rustam Slays the White Elephant </em>from the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Rustam Slays the White Elephant, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.44

Iranian (Iranian)
Gushtasp Slays the Wolf, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.59
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Asfandiyar Slays a Dragon</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Asfandiyar Slays a Dragon, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum purchase
1963/1.61
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Sikandar Builds a Barrier Against Yajuj and Majuj</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Sikandar Builds a Barrier Against Yajuj and Majuj, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.66
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Sikandar Goes on a Pilgrimage to the Kaaba</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Sikandar Goes on a Pilgrimage to the Kaaba, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.65
This Persian manuscript leaf is attributed to the 17th century Safavid period. Its format consists of two sections of calligraphy and a miniature (painted scene) in the middle. The painted scene features a grassy landscape with a mounted soldier and two standing figures. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Faramurz taken Prisoner, Shah-nameh of Ferdowski
17th century
Gift of Dr. Richard Ettinghausen presented in honor of Professor Oleg Grabar
1965/1.180
This glazed ceramic bowl with circular shape is typical of the Kashan style ceramicware from Iran. The interior features green foliage patterns, and a turquoise blue spotted donkey amidst blossoms within a blue medallion. The medallion has blue, turquoise blue, and green striped patterns. The exterior has blue and green floriated pseudo-Kufic designs<br /><br />
 
Iranian (Iranian)
Bowl with striped and arabesque designs
14th century
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.154

Iranian (Iranian)
Broad-shouldered vase with narrow, flaring foot and high collar mouth
1500 – 1699
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.141

Iranian (Iranian)
Star-shaped tile with molded floral arabesque design
1400 – 1599
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.134
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