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W19 Knysh - ISLAM 216 / MIDEAST 216 / RELIGION 204 - Introduction to Islam

Lobed jar with lid
14th century
clear glaze and blue and black underglaze painting | fritware(ground quartz and white clay)
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
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. 
Sikandar Goes on a Pilgrimage to the Kaaba, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf | paper
Museum Purchase
This deep footed bowl comes from the 17th century Safavid period in Iran. The bowl features an ivory ground with a glossy glaze and blue and black underglaze painting. Cobalt blue floral rug designs cover the exterior of the bowl and  a cobalt blue medallion is found on the interior base.
Deep bowl with medallion design
17th century
fritware (ground quartz and white clay) with blue and black underglaze painting |
Museum purchase
This Mina'i ware bowl fragment displays well preserved base decorations. Five figures, two birds, a tree and a rim of Kufic insciptions float on the interior, while the exterior exhibits alternating red and cobalt symbols. The bowl is made with a pink-tan paste and a glossy all-over glaze. Ivory, red, cobalt, turquoise, black, pink and brown paints are used to create vibrant imagery.
Mina'i ware bowl fragment with figures
1167 – 1232
fritware, blue and turquoise underglaze painted enamel overglaze painting in red and black |
Museum purchase
Flask with molded decor
900 – 1199
molded design | earthenware (?)
Museum Purchase
Star-shaped tile with phoenix among clouds
1267 – 1366
fritware, blue & turquoise underglaze painting, brown overglaze lustre painting |
Museum purchase
A blue and white platter. White porcellanous body with painting in blue under a clear glaze slightly tinged with blue-green.
Ali ibn al-Hajj Muhammad
Platter with an inscription from a Hadith [a saying of the Prophet Muhammad], signed by Ali ibn al-Hajj Muhammad
1600 – 1799
fritware, underglaze, glaze |
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
Qur’an manuscript leaf in Abbasid Kufic script
701 – 900
brown ink with touches of red | natural parchment
Gift of Professor Kamer Aga-Oglu for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
Arabic calligraphic script on paper; script is in Maghribi style, written in black ink with touches of green and rec ochre. Shadows of script (from reverse or opposite page, transferred while closed?) show through. Beige paper is browned with age at edges; upper left has repaired tear.
Qur’an manuscript leaf in Maghribi script
13th century
ink, red ochre, paper | paper
Museum Purchase
Leaf from a manuscript of the Qur’an in Maghribi script
12th century
ink with touches or red, ochre, and green | paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton B. Freudenheim in memory of Otto F. Ege
Qur'an manuscript leaf in early or Abbasid Kufic script, ch. 38, verses 21-23
767 – 799
brown ink with gold and touches of red | natural parchment
Gift of Rudolph M. Riefstahl
Qur'an manuscript leaf in thuluth and naskh script, chapter 4, verses 480–90
1100 – 1299
ink and color | egg-glazed paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton B. Freudenheim in memory of Otto F. Ege


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