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Arts from Persia and Iran

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>The Death of Dara</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian
The Death of Dara, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 1/2 in. x 7 in. ( 26.7 cm x 17.8 cm )
Museum Purchase
Iranian
Persian poetry anthology manuscript page
ink, color, and gold on paper
8 3/16 in. x 5 1/2 in. ( 20.8 cm x 13.9 cm )
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton B. Freudenheim in memory of Otto F. Ege
Iranian
Salt Bag
wool, flatweave
17 1/2 in. x 13 in. ( 44.4 cm x 33 cm )
Gift of Marvin Eisenberg in memory of Michael Cuccello
Iranian
Salt Bag
wool, flatweave and pile
26 1/2 in. x 16 3/4 in. ( 67.3 cm x 42.6 cm )
Gift of Marvin Eisenberg in honor of Alberto Boralevi, my carpet master in Florence
Iranian
Book case
leather with gold tooling
5 in x 7 7/8 in x 1 1/4 in (12.7 cm x 20 cm x 3.2 cm)
Anonymous Gift
Iranian
Square tile with two pairs of quadrupeds, after 15th century style
glazed earthenware
8 1/16 in. x 8 1/16 in. x 9/16 in. ( 20.4 cm x 20.5 cm x 1.5 cm )
Transfer from the School of Art and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Iranian
Square tile with stylized tulip design
fritware with blue and amber glaze ?
5 1/2 in. x 5 3/8 in. x 1 in. ( 14 cm x 13.6 cm x 2.5 cm )
Transfer from the School of Art and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
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
Asfandiyar Slays a Dragon, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 1/2 in. x 7 in. ( 26.7 cm x 17.8 cm )
Museum purchase

Persian poetry and proverbs anthology manuscript page
ink on glazed paper
8 1/4 in x 5 5/8 in (20.9 cm x 14.3 cm)
Museum Purchase

Persian poetry and proverbs anthology, manuscript leaf
ink and color, with touches of gold leaf on thin, glazed paper
8 3/16 in x 5 5/8 in (20.8 cm x 14.3 cm);8 3/8 in x 5 3/4 in (21.27 cm x 14.61 cm);19 3/8 in x 14 7/16 in (49.21 cm x 36.67 cm);15 1/2 in x 11 7/8 in (39.37 cm x 30.16 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton B. Freudenheim in memory of Otto F. Ege
Iranian
Hamadan Carpet
wool pile
92 in x 48 in (233.7 cm x 121.9 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
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
Sikandar Goes on a Pilgrimage to the Kaaba, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 1/2 in. x 7 in. ( 26.7 cm x 17.8 cm )
Museum Purchase

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Arabic culture — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:01 pm)
Calligraphy — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:01 pm)
Iran — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:01 pm)
Literacy, reading, and writing — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:01 pm)
Manuscripts — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:01 pm)
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Middle east — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:01 pm)
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165 Collection Object Sources

Salt Bag (2003/1.363)
Salt Bag (2003/1.364)
Book case (1984/2.1)
Hamadan Carpet (1955/1.183)
Pitcher (1957/1.47)
Salt Bag (2003/1.362)
Octagonal Plate (1957/1.87)
Carpet (1955/1.182)
Carpet (1955/1.184)
Carpet (1955/1.185)
Carpet (1986/2.50)
Tile (1997/1.255)
Plate (1957/1.97)
Lid with Handle (1959/1.117)
Tile (1997/1.257)
Bowl (1957/1.59)
Plate (1957/1.65)
Peacock (1959/1.116)
Bowl (1957/1.72)
Bottle (1972/2.149)
Vase (1972/2.140)
Vase (1972/2.128)
Plate (1957/1.91)
Saryk Door Rug (1982/2.37)
Tray (1959/1.110)
Rug (1999/1.89)
Faceted bottle (1961/1.182)
Plate (1957/1.52)

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