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F17 Roby - JUDAIC 318 - Jews in the Middle East

Iranian
Book Cover, made for the 15th-century manuscript of the Shahnama of Firdausi (The "Kervorkian Shahnama")
papier mâché, paint and lacquer with leather spine
10 1/2 in. x 6 7/8 in. ( 26.7 cm x 17.5 cm )
Museum Purchase
Iranian
MS Leaf: Garden (Gulistan) of Roses by Saadi with Miniature Painting
ink on glazed paper
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Museum Purchase
Iranian
Book Cover, made for the 15th-century manuscript of the Shahnama of Firdausi (The "Kervorkian Shahnama")
papier mâché, paint and lacquer with leather spine
10 1/2 in. x 6 7/8 in. ( 26.7 cm x 17.5 cm )
Museum Purchase
This leaf is from a manuscript of the epic poem, Shahnama of Firdausi and features columns of Persian-Farsi calligraphy with an illuminated chapter heading at the top of the page.
Iranian
Cover of Ann Arbor Shahnameh (First heading)
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 1/2 in. x 6 15/16 in. ( 26.7 cm x 17.7 cm )
Museum Purchase
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>Siyavush Passes Through the Fire</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian
Siyavush Passes Through the Fire, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 7/16 in. x 7 3/16 in. ( 26.5 cm x 18.2 cm )
Museum Purchase
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>Ardshir Papakan Sits Upon the Throne in Baghdad</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian
Ardshir Papakan Sits Upon the Throne in Baghdad, 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
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
Faramurz taken Prisoner, Shah-nameh of Ferdowski
tempera on paper
5 9/16 in x 5 13/16 in (14.1 cm x 14.8 cm)
Gift of Dr. Richard Ettinghausen presented in honor of Professor Oleg Grabar
Iranian
Silk fragment showing figures in an architectural setting
woven silk
7 5/8 in. x 7 1/8 in. ( 19.37 cm x 18.1 cm )
Museum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
A group of men and pack animals gather in an outdoor space surrounded by trees. 
Abdullah Frères
Bazar au Ghezirah
albumen print on paper
11 15/16 in x 9 15/16 in (30.32 cm x 25.24 cm)
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
View down onto a busy seaport populated by numerous steamships and smaller watercraft. A sliver of land with various towers and domed structures stretches across the horizon line in the distance. 
J. Pascal and Joaillier Sébah
La Pointe du Sérai
albumen print on paper
9 13/16 in x 12 3/8 in (24.92 cm x 31.43 cm);20 in x 16 in (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm)
Gift of Howard and Margaret Bond
Three male figures and three camels stand in or near the threshold of a stone portal. The three men face the viewer while the camels are in three-quarter turns facing the left-hand edge of the photograph.
Felix Bonfils
Zion Gate, Jerusalem
albumen print on paper
14 in x 10 15/16 in (35.56 cm x 27.78 cm)
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
In this photograph, pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages populate the street in front of a two-storied restaurant façade which adjoins a crenellated stone wall in the middle ground.  
Felix Bonfils
Jérusalem, Porte de Jaffa, extérieur
albumen print on paper
10 15/16 in x 14 in (27.78 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond

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