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Visual Cultures of Islam- Manuscripts 

Turkish
Mohammedan Law, manuscript page
ink on egg-glazed paper

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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
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
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
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 1/2 in. x 7 in. ( 26.7 cm x 17.8 cm )
Museum Purchase
Indian
Sanskrit Manuscript (unidentified), leaf, fol. no. 15
red and black ink on paper
4 1/4 in x 10 1/16 in (10.8 cm x 25.5 cm)
Anonymous Gift
Moroccan
Qur’an manuscript page
ink and color on paper
13 in x 2 7/8 in (33 cm x 7.3 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton B. Freudenheim in memory of Otto F. Ege

Qur'an manuscript leaf, illuminated section heading in thuluth script
ink, color and gold on paper
8 9/16 in x 5 3/8 in (21.8 cm x 13.7 cm)
Gift of the Estate of Helen B. Hall
Iranian
Decorative calligraphy, manuscript page
ink on paper
14 1/16 in. x 9 5/8 in. ( 35.75 cm x 24.4 cm )
Gift of Mr. Anand Krishna
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

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
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
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 7/16 in. x 6 15/16 in. ( 26.5 cm x 17.7 cm )
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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
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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Book case (1984/2.1)
Illuminated Leaf (2015/2.1A&B)
Qur'anic Verse (2003/1.382)

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