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Visual Cultures of Islam- Manuscripts 

Turkish
Mohammedan Law, manuscript page
1794
ink | egg-glazed paper
Museum Purchase
1959/1.153
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
17th century
tempera | paper
Gift of Dr. Richard Ettinghausen presented in honor of Professor Oleg Grabar
1965/1.180
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
1455 – 1465
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf | paper
Museum Purchase
1963/1.65
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
Sikandar Builds a Barrier Against Yajuj and Majuj, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf | paper
Museum Purchase
1963/1.66
Indian
Sanskrit Manuscript (unidentified), leaf, fol. no. 15
1735 – 1745
red and black ink | paper
Anonymous Gift
1995/1.47
Moroccan
Qur’an manuscript page
1767 – 1799
ink and color | paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton B. Freudenheim in memory of Otto F. Ege
1987/1.195.11
Qur'an manuscript leaf, illuminated section heading in thuluth script
12th century
ink, color and gold | paper
Gift of the Estate of Helen B. Hall
1996/2.54
Iranian
Decorative calligraphy, manuscript page
ink | paper
Gift of Mr. Anand Krishna
1967/2.2
Iranian
Book case
1865 – 1866
leather with gold tooling |
Anonymous Gift
1984/2.1
Persian poetry and proverbs anthology manuscript page
1767 – 1799
ink | glazed paper
Museum Purchase
1959/1.155
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 shown here is <em>Zal Goes to Rudaba </em>from the Shahnama, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian
Zal Goes to Rudaba, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf | paper
Museum Purchase
1963/1.42
Timurid miniature from the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene depicts <em>Gurgin Fights with Andariman </em>from the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian
Gurgin Fights with Andariman, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf | paper
Museum Purchase
1963/1.55

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Book case (1984/2.1)
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