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

Syrian
Lobed jar with lid
clear glaze and blue and black underglaze painting on fritware(ground quartz and
4 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in (11.5 cm x 14 cm)
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. 
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 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.
Iranian
Deep bowl with medallion design
fritware (ground quartz and white clay) with blue and black underglaze painting
3 1/8 in. x 5 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. ( 8 cm x 14 cm x 14 cm )
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.
Iranian
Mina'i ware bowl fragment with figures
fritware, blue and turquoise underglaze painted enamel overglaze painting in red and black
2 1/4 in. x 7 7/8 in. x 4 in. ( 5.72 cm x 20 cm x 10.16 cm )
Museum purchase
Iranian
Flask with molded decor
molded desig(n) on earthenware (?)
8 1/2 in. x 3 3/4 in. x 3 9/16 in. ( 21.6 cm x 9.53 cm x 9 cm )
Museum Purchase
Iranian
Star-shaped tile with phoenix among clouds
fritware, blue & turquoise underglaze painting, brown overglaze lustre painting
8 1/16 in. ( 20.5 cm )
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
fritware with underglaze painting, and clear glaze
2 15/16 in x 17 ¾ in x 17 ¾ in (7.5 cm x 45.1 cm x 45.1 cm);2 15/16 in (7.5 cm);x 17 ¾ in x 17 ¾ in x 45.1 cm x 45.1 cm
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

Qur’an manuscript leaf in Abbasid Kufic script
brown ink with touches of red on natural parchment
4 3/4 in x 7 1/16 in (12 cm x 18 cm)
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
ink, red ochre, paper on paper
10 5/8 in x 7 7/8 in (27 cm x 20 cm);10 5/8 in x 7 7/8 in (27 cm x 20 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);10 5/8 in x 8 in (26.99 cm x 20.32 cm)
Museum Purchase

Leaf from a manuscript of the Qur’an in Maghribi script
ink with touches or red, ochre, and green on paper
10 5/8 in x 7 7/8 in (27 cm x 20 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milton B. Freudenheim in memory of Otto F. Ege
Iraqi
Qur'an manuscript leaf in early or Abbasid Kufic script, ch. 38, verses 21-23
brown ink with gold and touches of red on natural parchment
9 7/16 in x 12 15/16 in (23.9 cm x 32.9 cm);14 1/4 in x 19 5/16 in (36.2 cm x 49 cm);9 7/16 in x 12 15/16 in (23.9 cm x 32.9 cm)
Gift of Rudolph M. Riefstahl

Qur'an manuscript leaf in thuluth and naskh script, chapter 4, verses 480–90
ink and color on egg-glazed paper
15 3/8 in x 11 13/16 in (39 cm x 30 cm);22 3/16 in x 18 3/16 in (56.36 cm x 46.2 cm);13 3/4 in x 11 1/2 in (34.93 cm x 29.21 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

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