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In conjunction with the exhibition Turkmen Jewelry from the Collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf (on view October 9, 2012, through February 24, 2013), Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf discuss their collecting practices and connection to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. From the first few pieces that grew into a large collection of traditional Turkmen jewelry, the couple's appreciation for the jewelry has followed them for decades and allowed them to develop unique insights into the practice of collecting.
The exhibition is made possible by the Hagop Kevorkian Fund.
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Section from a Qur'an Manuscript
"Physician Preparing an Elixir", Folio from a Materia Medica of Dioscorides
"Men Treading Grapes", Folio from a Materia Medica of Dioscorides
"Preparing Medicine from Honey", Folio from a Dispersed Manuscript of an Arabic Translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides
"Bizhan Slaughters the Wild Boars of Irman", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 454
The introduction of this short manuscript claims a chain of seventeen authorities transmitted this text from 'Ali, the Prophet Muhammad’s cousin and son‑in‑law (d. 660). The similarity of the calligraphy of its title and the surrounding illuminated scrolls to another manuscript dated and attributed to Mosul provides the basis for attributing this piece.
Sotheby's, London, April 26, 1995, lot 54, to MMA
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