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Masterpieces of Islamic Calligraphy from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 2–September 1, 2009
Exhibition objects (21-40 of 59 Results)
Folios from a Qur'an Manuscript in Floriated "New Style" Script
Date: 11th century
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 40.164.2a, b
Folios from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: A.H. 383/A.D. 993
Medium: Ink and gold on paper
Accession Number: 40.164.5a, b
Bowl with Arabic Inscription, "Blessing, prosperity, well-being, happiness"
Date: late 10th–11th century
Medium: Earthenware; white slip with polychrome slip decoration under transparent glaze
Accession Number: 40.170.15
Mirror
Date: 12th century
Medium: Bronze; cast, chased
Accession Number: 42.136
Ewer
Date: ca. 1180–1210
Medium: Brass; raised, repoussé, inlaid with silver and black compound
Accession Number: 44.15
Page of Calligraphy
Mir `Imad al-Hasani
(1552–1615)
Date: dated A.H. 1017/A.D. 1608–9
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 46.126.3
recto: "Portrait of Prince Danyal", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Painting by Manohar
(active ca. 1582–1624)
Date: recto: late 16th century; verso: ca. 1500
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 55.121.10.32
"Rosette Bearing the Names and Titles of Shah Jahan", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Date: recto: ca. 1645; verso: ca. 1630–40
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 55.121.10.39
Mosque-lamp-shaped Vessel with Arabic Inscriptions
Date: 1525–40
Medium: Stonepaste; painted in blue under transparent glaze
Accession Number: 59.69.3
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: 9th century
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on parchment
Accession Number: 62.152.2
Bifolium from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: 15th century
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 62.152.8
Bowl Emulating Chinese Stoneware
Date: 9th century
Medium: Earthenware; painted in blue on opaque white glaze
Accession Number: 63.159.4
Planispheric Astrolabe
Muhammad Zaman al-Munajjim al-Asturlabi
(active 1643–89)
Date: dated A.H. 1065/ A.D. 1654–55
Medium: Brass and steel; cast and hammered, pierced and engraved
Accession Number: 63.166a–j
Illuminated Frontipiece of a Manuscript of the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi
(active late 15th–early 16th century)
Date: text: dated A.H. 892/ A.D. 1487; illumination: ca. 1600
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 63.210.1
Wine Cup
Verses by Ibn Sukkara al-Hashimi
((d. A.H. 385/ A.D. 995–6))
Date: second half 10th–11th century
Medium: Silver; fire gilded, hammered, and chased
Accession Number: 64.133.2
Bowl with Arabic Inscription
Date: 10th century
Medium: Earthenware; white slip with black-slip decoration under transparent glaze
Accession Number: 65.106.2
Goblet with Incised Designs
Date: 8th–9th century
Medium: Glass, bluish green; blown, applied solid stem and blown foot; scratch-engraved
Accession Number: 65.173.1
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: 14th century
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 69.149
Star-Shaped Plaque
Muhammad Talib Gilani
Date: first half 16th century
Medium: Ivory; carved with traces of pigment
Accession Number: 1972.89
Chess Piece, Pawn
Date: 9th–11th century
Medium: Stone
Accession Number: 1972.119.11
Folios from a Qur'an Manuscript in Floriated "New Style" Script
Date: 11th century
Accession Number: 40.164.2a, b
Folios from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: A.H. 383/A.D. 993
Accession Number: 40.164.5a, b
Bowl with Arabic Inscription, "Blessing, prosperity, well-being, happiness"
Date: late 10th–11th century
Accession Number: 40.170.15
Mirror
Date: 12th century
Accession Number: 42.136
Ewer
Date: ca. 1180–1210
Accession Number: 44.15
Page of Calligraphy
Mir `Imad al-Hasani
(1552–1615)
Date: dated A.H. 1017/A.D. 1608–9
Accession Number: 46.126.3
recto: "Portrait of Prince Danyal", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Painting by Manohar
(active ca. 1582–1624)
Date: recto: late 16th century; verso: ca. 1500
Accession Number: 55.121.10.32
"Rosette Bearing the Names and Titles of Shah Jahan", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Date: recto: ca. 1645; verso: ca. 1630–40
Accession Number: 55.121.10.39
Mosque-lamp-shaped Vessel with Arabic Inscriptions
Date: 1525–40
Accession Number: 59.69.3
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: 9th century
Accession Number: 62.152.2
Bifolium from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: 15th century
Accession Number: 62.152.8
Bowl Emulating Chinese Stoneware
Date: 9th century
Accession Number: 63.159.4
Planispheric Astrolabe
Muhammad Zaman al-Munajjim al-Asturlabi
(active 1643–89)
Date: dated A.H. 1065/ A.D. 1654–55
Accession Number: 63.166a–j
Illuminated Frontipiece of a Manuscript of the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi
(active late 15th–early 16th century)
Date: text: dated A.H. 892/ A.D. 1487; illumination: ca. 1600
Accession Number: 63.210.1
Wine Cup
Verses by Ibn Sukkara al-Hashimi
((d. A.H. 385/ A.D. 995–6))
Date: second half 10th–11th century
Accession Number: 64.133.2
Bowl with Arabic Inscription
Date: 10th century
Accession Number: 65.106.2
Goblet with Incised Designs
Date: 8th–9th century
Accession Number: 65.173.1
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Date: 14th century
Accession Number: 69.149
Star-Shaped Plaque
Muhammad Talib Gilani
Date: first half 16th century
Accession Number: 1972.89
Chess Piece, Pawn
Date: 9th–11th century
Accession Number: 1972.119.11
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