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Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: dated A.H. 531/ A.D. 1137
Medium: Ink, gold, and watercolor on paper
Accession Number: 1996.238.2
"Dancing Dervishes", Folio from a Divan of Hafiz
Painting attributed to Bihzad
(ca. 1450–1535/36)
Date: ca. 1480
Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Accession Number: 17.81.4
Dragon-Handled Jug with Inscription
Date: late 15th– first quarter 16th century
Medium: Brass; cast and turned, engraved, and inlaid with silver, gold, and black organic compound
Accession Number: 91.1.607
Vessel with six animal friezes
Date: ca. 10th–8th century B.C.
Medium: Bronze
Accession Number: 64.257.1a, 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
"Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon", Folio 434v 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
Foundation peg in the form of the forepart of a lion
Date: ca. 2200–2100 B.C.
Medium: Copper alloy
Accession Number: 48.180
The Lovers
Painting by Riza-yi `Abbasi
(ca. 1565–1635)
Date: dated A.H. 1039/ A.D. 1630
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 50.164
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: ca. 1180
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 29.160.24
Sarangi
Date: ca. 1900
Medium: Wood, ivory, parchment, metal
Accession Number: 1982.143.2
Sword and scabbard
Date: ca. 7th century A.D.
Medium: Blade: iron; scabbard and hilt: gold over wood, garnets, glass-paste; guard: gilt-bronze
Accession Number: 65.28a, b
Dagger with Zoomorphic Hilt
Date: second half 16th century
Medium: Hilt: copper; cast, chased, gilded, and inlaid with rubies. Blade: steel; forged
Accession Number: 2011.236
Turban Helmet
Date: late 15th century
Medium: Steel, silver, copper alloy
Accession Number: 50.87
Rhyton terminating in the forepart of a wild cat
Date: ca. 1st century B.C.
Medium: Silver, mercury gilding
Accession Number: 1979.447
"A Muslim Pilgrim Learns a Lesson in Piety from a Brahman", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
(1253–1325)
Date: 1597–98
Medium: Image: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Margins: Gold on dyed paper
Accession Number: 13.228.29
Ewer
Date: ca. 1180–1210
Medium: Brass; raised, repoussé, inlaid with silver and black compound
Accession Number: 44.15
"Men Treading Grapes", Folio from a Materia Medica of Dioscorides
Date: dated A.H. 621/ A.D. 1224
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 56.20
"Shah Jahan on a Terrace, Holding a Pendant Set With His Portrait", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Painting by Chitarman
(active ca. 1627–70)
Date: recto: 1627–28; verso: ca. 1530–50
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 55.121.10.24
Pensive bodhisattva
Date: mid-7th century
Medium: Gilt bronze
Accession Number: 2003.222
Shō
Date: 19th century
Medium: Bamboo wood, metal
Accession Number: 89.4.2957
The Fieschi Morgan Staurotheke
Date: early 9th century
Medium: Gilded silver, gold, enamel worked in cloisonné, and niello
Accession Number: 17.190.715a, b
"Preparing Medicine from Honey", Folio from a Dispersed Manuscript of an Arabic Translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides
'Abdullah ibn al-Fadl
Date: dated A.H. 621/ A.D. 1224
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 57.51.21
Old Plum
Kano Sansetsu
(Japanese, 1590–1651)
Date: 1646
Medium: Four sliding-door panels (fusuma); ink, color, gold, and gold leaf on paper
Accession Number: 1975.268.48a–d
Tiraz Textile Fragment from an Ikat Shawl
Date: late 9th–early 10th century
Medium: Cotton, ink, and gold; plain weave, resist-dyed (ikat), painted Inscription: black ink and gold leaf; painted
Accession Number: 29.179.9
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: 38.149.2
Festival Robe
Date: second half of the 18th century
Medium: Silk and gold-and-silver thread embroidery on silk twill
Accession Number: 54.14.2
'Saz'-style Drawing of a Dragon amid Foliage
Shah Quli
(active 1520–66)
Date: ca. 1540–50
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 57.51.26
Armor (Gusoku)
Helmet bowl signed Saotome Iyetada
(Japanese, Edo period, active early–mid-19th century)
Date: 16th and 18th centuries
Medium: Iron, lacquer, silk, gilt copper
Accession Number: 14.100.172
Armlet
Date: first half 11th century
Medium: Gold; filigree and granulation
Accession Number: 57.88a–c
Furniture support: female sphinx with Hathor-style curls
Date: ca. 18th century B.C.
Medium: Ivory (Hippopotamus), gold foil
Accession Number: 32.161.46
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: dated A.H. 531/ A.D. 1137
Accession Number: 1996.238.2
"Dancing Dervishes", Folio from a Divan of Hafiz
Painting attributed to Bihzad
(ca. 1450–1535/36)
Date: ca. 1480
Accession Number: 17.81.4
Dragon-Handled Jug with Inscription
Date: late 15th– first quarter 16th century
Accession Number: 91.1.607
Vessel with six animal friezes
Date: ca. 10th–8th century B.C.
Accession Number: 64.257.1a, 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
"Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon", Folio 434v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1530
Accession Number: 1970.301.51
Foundation peg in the form of the forepart of a lion
Date: ca. 2200–2100 B.C.
Accession Number: 48.180
The Lovers
Painting by Riza-yi `Abbasi
(ca. 1565–1635)
Date: dated A.H. 1039/ A.D. 1630
Accession Number: 50.164
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: ca. 1180
Accession Number: 29.160.24
Sarangi
Date: ca. 1900
Accession Number: 1982.143.2
Sword and scabbard
Date: ca. 7th century A.D.
Accession Number: 65.28a, b
Dagger with Zoomorphic Hilt
Date: second half 16th century
Accession Number: 2011.236
Turban Helmet
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 50.87
Rhyton terminating in the forepart of a wild cat
Date: ca. 1st century B.C.
Accession Number: 1979.447
"A Muslim Pilgrim Learns a Lesson in Piety from a Brahman", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
(1253–1325)
Date: 1597–98
Accession Number: 13.228.29
Ewer
Date: ca. 1180–1210
Accession Number: 44.15
"Men Treading Grapes", Folio from a Materia Medica of Dioscorides
Date: dated A.H. 621/ A.D. 1224
Accession Number: 56.20
"Shah Jahan on a Terrace, Holding a Pendant Set With His Portrait", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Painting by Chitarman
(active ca. 1627–70)
Date: recto: 1627–28; verso: ca. 1530–50
Accession Number: 55.121.10.24
Pensive bodhisattva
Date: mid-7th century
Accession Number: 2003.222
Shō
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 89.4.2957
The Fieschi Morgan Staurotheke
Date: early 9th century
Accession Number: 17.190.715a, b
Old Plum
Kano Sansetsu
(Japanese, 1590–1651)
Date: 1646
Accession Number: 1975.268.48a–d
Tiraz Textile Fragment from an Ikat Shawl
Date: late 9th–early 10th century
Accession Number: 29.179.9
Festival Robe
Date: second half of the 18th century
Accession Number: 54.14.2
'Saz'-style Drawing of a Dragon amid Foliage
Shah Quli
(active 1520–66)
Date: ca. 1540–50
Accession Number: 57.51.26
Armor (Gusoku)
Helmet bowl signed Saotome Iyetada
(Japanese, Edo period, active early–mid-19th century)
Date: 16th and 18th centuries
Accession Number: 14.100.172
Armlet
Date: first half 11th century
Accession Number: 57.88a–c
Furniture support: female sphinx with Hathor-style curls
Date: ca. 18th century B.C.
Accession Number: 32.161.46
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