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Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi
`Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi
(903–86)
Date: late 15th century
Medium: Ink and gold on paper; leather binding
Accession Number: 13.160.10
"Jonah and the Whale", Folio from a Jami al-Tavarikh (Compendium of Chronicles)
Date: ca. 1400
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper
Accession Number: 33.113
"Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1530
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1970.301.51
Striding figure with ibex horns, a raptor skin draped around the shoulders, and upturned boots
Date: ca. 3000 B.C.
Medium: Copper alloy
Accession Number: 2007.280
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: ca. 1180
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 29.160.24
Calligraphic Plaque
Date: probably late 17th century
Medium: Steel; forged and pierced
Accession Number: 1987.14
Pierced Jug with Harpies and Sphinxes
Date: dated A.H. 612/ A.D. 1215–16
Medium: Stonepaste; openwork decoration, polychrome painted under turquoise glaze
Accession Number: 32.52.1
Dish with Two Intertwined Dragons
Date: ca. 1640
Medium: Stonepaste; painted in blue under transparent glaze
Accession Number: 65.109.2
Head of a ruler
Date: ca. 2300–2000 B.C.
Medium: Copper alloy
Accession Number: 47.100.80
Storage jar decorated with mountain goats
Date: ca. 3800–3700 B.C.
Medium: Ceramic, paint
Accession Number: 59.52
Textile
Date: 10th–11th century
Medium: Cotton, other fibers; plain weave, printed, and painted
Accession Number: 31.106.64
Standing man
Date: ca. A.D. 2nd century
Medium: Basalt
Accession Number: 51.72.1
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: ca. 1180
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 29.160.23
Mihrab (Prayer Niche)
Date: A.H. 755/A.D. 1354–55
Medium: Mosaic of polychrome-glazed cut tiles on stonepaste body; set into mortar
Accession Number: 39.20
Bowl with Arabic Inscription
Date: 10th century
Medium: Earthenware; white slip with black-slip decoration under transparent glaze
Accession Number: 65.106.2
Plaque with horned lion-griffins
Date: ca. 6th–4th century B.C.
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 54.3.2
"The Concourse of the Birds", Folio from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
Painting by Habiballah of Sava
(active ca. 1590–1610)
Date: ca. 1600
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver, on paper
Accession Number: 63.210.11
Jewelry Elements
Date: late 14th–16th century
Medium: Gold sheet; worked, chased, and set with turquoise, gray chalcedony, and glass
Accession Number: 1989.87a–l
Armlet
Date: first half 11th century
Medium: Gold; filigree and granulation
Accession Number: 57.88a–c
Tombak
Date: late 19th century
Medium: Various woods, bone, brass, skin
Accession Number: 89.4.1310
Folio from a Mu'nis al-ahrar fi daqa'iq al-ash'ar (The Free Man's Companion to the Subtleties of Poems) of Jajarmi
Muhammad ibn Badr al-Din Jajarmi
(active 1340s)
Date: A.H. 741/A.D. 1340–41
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 19.68.1
Vessel terminating in the forepart of a fantastic leonine creature
Date: ca. 5th century B.C.
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 54.3.3
Bowl with Green, Yellow, and Brown Splashed Decoration
Date: 10th century
Medium: Earthenware; white slip, incised and splashed with polychrome glazes under transparent glaze (sgraffito ware)
Accession Number: 38.40.137
Woven Tapestry Fragment
Date: mid-8th century
Medium: Wool; tapestry weave
Accession Number: 50.83
Kneeling bull holding a spouted vessel
Date: ca. 3100–2900 B.C.
Medium: Silver
Accession Number: 66.173
Spouted jar
Date: ca. 9th century B.C.
Medium: Ceramic
Accession Number: 60.20.15
Silk Kashan Carpet
Date: 16th century
Medium: Silk (warp, weft and pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Accession Number: 58.46
Ewer with a Feline-Shaped Handle
Date: 7th century
Medium: Bronze; cast, chased, and inlaid with copper
Accession Number: 47.100.90
Kamanche
Date: ca. 1880
Medium: Wood, metal, bone, gut
Accession Number: 1998.72
Helmet
Date: late 15th century
Medium: Steel, engraved and damascened with silver; copper alloy
Accession Number: 50.87
Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi
`Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi
(903–86)
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 13.160.10
"Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1530
Accession Number: 1970.301.51
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: ca. 1180
Accession Number: 29.160.24
Calligraphic Plaque
Date: probably late 17th century
Accession Number: 1987.14
Pierced Jug with Harpies and Sphinxes
Date: dated A.H. 612/ A.D. 1215–16
Accession Number: 32.52.1
Dish with Two Intertwined Dragons
Date: ca. 1640
Accession Number: 65.109.2
Head of a ruler
Date: ca. 2300–2000 B.C.
Accession Number: 47.100.80
Storage jar decorated with mountain goats
Date: ca. 3800–3700 B.C.
Accession Number: 59.52
Textile
Date: 10th–11th century
Accession Number: 31.106.64
Standing man
Date: ca. A.D. 2nd century
Accession Number: 51.72.1
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: ca. 1180
Accession Number: 29.160.23
Mihrab (Prayer Niche)
Date: A.H. 755/A.D. 1354–55
Accession Number: 39.20
Bowl with Arabic Inscription
Date: 10th century
Accession Number: 65.106.2
Plaque with horned lion-griffins
Date: ca. 6th–4th century B.C.
Accession Number: 54.3.2
"The Concourse of the Birds", Folio from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
Painting by Habiballah of Sava
(active ca. 1590–1610)
Date: ca. 1600
Accession Number: 63.210.11
Jewelry Elements
Date: late 14th–16th century
Accession Number: 1989.87a–l
Armlet
Date: first half 11th century
Accession Number: 57.88a–c
Tombak
Date: late 19th century
Accession Number: 89.4.1310
Folio from a Mu'nis al-ahrar fi daqa'iq al-ash'ar (The Free Man's Companion to the Subtleties of Poems) of Jajarmi
Muhammad ibn Badr al-Din Jajarmi
(active 1340s)
Date: A.H. 741/A.D. 1340–41
Accession Number: 19.68.1
Vessel terminating in the forepart of a fantastic leonine creature
Date: ca. 5th century B.C.
Accession Number: 54.3.3
Bowl with Green, Yellow, and Brown Splashed Decoration
Date: 10th century
Accession Number: 38.40.137
Woven Tapestry Fragment
Date: mid-8th century
Accession Number: 50.83
Kneeling bull holding a spouted vessel
Date: ca. 3100–2900 B.C.
Accession Number: 66.173
Spouted jar
Date: ca. 9th century B.C.
Accession Number: 60.20.15
Silk Kashan Carpet
Date: 16th century
Accession Number: 58.46
Ewer with a Feline-Shaped Handle
Date: 7th century
Accession Number: 47.100.90
Kamanche
Date: ca. 1880
Accession Number: 1998.72
Helmet
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 50.87
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