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Saber
Date: mid-16th century
Medium: Steel, iron, gold, wood, shagreen
Accession Number: 36.25.1297
"The Elephant Clock", Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari
Farrukh ibn `Abd al-Latif
Date: dated A.H. 715/A.D. 1315
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 57.51.23
Standard with two long-horned bulls
Date: ca. 2300–2000 B.C.
Medium: Copper alloy
Accession Number: 55.137.5
Sword Guard (Tsuba)
Inscribed by Ishiguro Masayoshi
(Japanese, 1772–after 1851)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), copper
Accession Number: 36.120.79
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
Tanggu
Elevated Tone Workshop, Guangzhou
(Canton)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, oxhide, lacquer, brass
Accession Number: 89.4.28 a, b
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
Sho
Date: 19th century
Medium: Bamboo wood, metal
Accession Number: 89.4.2957
"The Funeral of Isfandiyar", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: 1330s
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 33.70
Tip of a Pointer
Date: 1080–1150
Medium: Cloisonné enamel, gold
Accession Number: 1997.235
Painted Cloth (Pichwai) Depicting the Celebration of the Festival of Cows
Date: late 18th–early 19th century
Medium: Painted and printed gold and silver leaf, opaque watercolor on indigo-dyed cotton
Accession Number: 2003.177
Enthroned Buddha Attended by the Bodhisattvas Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani
Date: second half of the 10th century
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 2004.259
"The Feast of Sada", Folio 22v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1970.301.2
Plaque: winged creatures approaching stylized trees
Date: ca. 8th–7th century B.C.
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 54.3.5 and 62.78.1a, b
Tughra (Official Signature) of Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent (r. 1520–66)
Date: ca. 1555–60
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 38.149.1
Velvet Panel with Flowering Plants
Date: first half 17th century
Medium: Silk, cotton, flat metal thread; cut and voided velvet, brocaded
Accession Number: 12.72.5
Plate with the Battle of David and Goliath
Date: 629–30
Medium: Silver
Accession Number: 17.190.396
The Fieschi Morgan Staurotheke
Date: early 9th century
Medium: Cloisonné enamel, silver, silver-gilt, gold, niello
Accession Number: 17.190.715a, b
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
Dagger and Sheath
Date: ca. 1605–1627
Medium: Steel, gold, ruby, emerald, wood, textile, glass
Accession Number: 1984.332
Finial from a Ritual Staff (Tungkot Malehat)
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Medium: Copper alloy, resin
Accession Number: 1988.143.141
Altar Set
Date: late 11th century B.C.
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 24.72.1–.14
Plate with a hunting scene from the tale of Bahram Gur and Azadeh
Date: ca. 5th century A.D.
Medium: Silver, mercury gilding
Accession Number: 1994.402
The Old Plum
Kano Sansetsu
(Japanese, 1590–1651)
Date: ca. 1647
Medium: Four sliding-door panels (fusuma); ink, color, gold, and gold leaf on paper
Accession Number: 1975.268.48a–d
Fragmentary Loom Width with Ogival Pattern
Date: ca. 1570–80
Medium: Silk, metal wrapped thread; lampas (kemha)
Accession Number: 49.32.79a–y
"Tahmuras Defeats the Divs", Folio 23v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1970.301.3
Kneeling bull holding a spouted vessel
Date: ca. 3100–2900 B.C.
Medium: Silver
Accession Number: 66.173
Jar with Dragon
Date: early 15th century
Medium: Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Accession Number: 37.191.1
Taūs (mayuri)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Wood, parchment, metal, feathers
Accession Number: 89.4.163
The House of Bijapur
Painting by Kamal Muhammad
(active 1680s)
Date: ca. 1680
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper
Accession Number: 1982.213
Saber
Date: mid-16th century
Accession Number: 36.25.1297
"The Elephant Clock", Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari
Farrukh ibn `Abd al-Latif
Date: dated A.H. 715/A.D. 1315
Accession Number: 57.51.23
Standard with two long-horned bulls
Date: ca. 2300–2000 B.C.
Accession Number: 55.137.5
Sword Guard (Tsuba)
Inscribed by Ishiguro Masayoshi
(Japanese, 1772–after 1851)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 36.120.79
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
Tanggu
Elevated Tone Workshop, Guangzhou
(Canton)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 89.4.28 a, b
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
Sho
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 89.4.2957
"The Funeral of Isfandiyar", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: 1330s
Accession Number: 33.70
Tip of a Pointer
Date: 1080–1150
Accession Number: 1997.235
Painted Cloth (Pichwai) Depicting the Celebration of the Festival of Cows
Date: late 18th–early 19th century
Accession Number: 2003.177
Enthroned Buddha Attended by the Bodhisattvas Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani
Date: second half of the 10th century
Accession Number: 2004.259
"The Feast of Sada", Folio 22v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525
Accession Number: 1970.301.2
Plaque: winged creatures approaching stylized trees
Date: ca. 8th–7th century B.C.
Accession Number: 54.3.5 and 62.78.1a, b
Velvet Panel with Flowering Plants
Date: first half 17th century
Accession Number: 12.72.5
Plate with the Battle of David and Goliath
Date: 629–30
Accession Number: 17.190.396
The Fieschi Morgan Staurotheke
Date: early 9th century
Accession Number: 17.190.715a, b
Jewelry Elements
Date: late 14th–16th century
Accession Number: 1989.87a–l
Dagger and Sheath
Date: ca. 1605–1627
Accession Number: 1984.332
Finial from a Ritual Staff (Tungkot Malehat)
Date: 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number: 1988.143.141
Altar Set
Date: late 11th century B.C.
Accession Number: 24.72.1–.14
Plate with a hunting scene from the tale of Bahram Gur and Azadeh
Date: ca. 5th century A.D.
Accession Number: 1994.402
The Old Plum
Kano Sansetsu
(Japanese, 1590–1651)
Date: ca. 1647
Accession Number: 1975.268.48a–d
Fragmentary Loom Width with Ogival Pattern
Date: ca. 1570–80
Accession Number: 49.32.79a–y
"Tahmuras Defeats the Divs", Folio 23v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525
Accession Number: 1970.301.3
Kneeling bull holding a spouted vessel
Date: ca. 3100–2900 B.C.
Accession Number: 66.173
Jar with Dragon
Date: early 15th century
Accession Number: 37.191.1
Taūs (mayuri)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 89.4.163
The House of Bijapur
Painting by Kamal Muhammad
(active 1680s)
Date: ca. 1680
Accession Number: 1982.213
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