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Masterpieces of Islamic Calligraphy from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 2–September 1, 2009
Exhibition objects (41-59 of 59 Results)
Chess Piece, Pawn
Date: 9th–11th century
Medium: Stone
Accession Number: 1972.119.12
Bowl
Date: 10th century
Medium: Earthenware; white slip with incised black slip decoration under transparent glaze
Accession Number: 1975.195
Fragment of a Bowl
Date: 10th century
Medium: Earthenware; painted in black slip and polychrome pigments under a transparent colorless glaze (buffware)
Accession Number: 1975.320.2,3
Candlestick inscribed with Wishes for Good Fortune, Peace and Happiness to its Owner
Date: ca. 1500
Medium: Brass; cast, pierced, engraved, and inlaid with black organic compound
Accession Number: 1980.114
Divan of Sultan Husayn Baiqara
Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi
(active late 15th–early 16th century)
Date: dated A.H 905/ A.D.1500
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; lacquer binding
Accession Number: 1982.120.1
Album of Calligraphies Including Poetry and Prophetic Traditions (Hadith)
Shaikh Hamdullah ibn Mustafa Dede
((d. 1520))
Date: ca. 1500
Medium: Main support: ink, watercolor, and gold on paper Margins: ink, watercolor and gold; marbled paper Binding: leather and gold
Accession Number: 1982.120.3
Pen Case and Inkwell
Date: first half 19th century
Medium: Gold, silver; partial gilded, probably cast
Accession Number: 1982.478.6
Calligraphic Dish
Date: ca. 1600
Medium: Copper alloy; cast
Accession Number: 1983.227
Page of Calligraphy
Date: 17th century
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1986.109.2
Page of Calligraphy
Date: dated A.H. 1075/ A.D. 1664–65
Medium: Ink on dyed paper
Accession Number: 1986.216.1
Calligraphic Plaque
Date: probably late 17th century
Medium: Steel; forged and pierced
Accession Number: 1987.14
Ewer with Arabic proverb, "Devotion fortifies action"
Date: 10th century
Medium: Earthenware; white slip with black slip decoration under transparent glaze
Accession Number: 1988.114.3
Roundel with Repeated Inscription
Date: late 16th century
Medium: Wood, gesso, painted and metal-leafed with gold and silver
Accession Number: 1991.233
Anthology of Persian Poetry in Oblong Format (Safina)
Sultan Muhammad Nur
(ca. 1472–ca. 1536)
Date: dated A.H. 905/A.D. 1499–1500
Medium: Ink, watercolor, and gold on paper Binding: leather
Accession Number: 1997.71
Pyxis (Cylindrical Container)
Date: late 11th–early 12th century
Medium: Stonepaste; luster-painted on incised, opaque white glaze
Accession Number: 1998.298a, b
Book of Prayers, Surat al-Yasin and Surat al-Fath
Ahmad Nairizi
(active 1682–1739)
Date: dated A.H. 1132/A.D. 1719–20
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Binding: lacquer
Accession Number: 2003.239
Base for a Water Pipe (Huqqa) with Poetry and Flowers
Date: early 18th century
Medium: Zinc alloy; cast, engraved, inlaid with silver and brass (bidri ware)
Accession Number: 2003.271
Folio from the "Blue Qur'an"
Date: second half 9th–mid-10th century
Medium: Gold and silver on indigo-dyed parchment
Accession Number: 2004.88
Pen Box
Date: 19th century
Medium: Lacquer
Accession Number: 2008.247a, b
Chess Piece, Pawn
Date: 9th–11th century
Accession Number: 1972.119.12
Bowl
Date: 10th century
Accession Number: 1975.195
Fragment of a Bowl
Date: 10th century
Accession Number: 1975.320.2,3
Divan of Sultan Husayn Baiqara
Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi
(active late 15th–early 16th century)
Date: dated A.H 905/ A.D.1500
Accession Number: 1982.120.1
Album of Calligraphies Including Poetry and Prophetic Traditions (Hadith)
Shaikh Hamdullah ibn Mustafa Dede
((d. 1520))
Date: ca. 1500
Accession Number: 1982.120.3
Pen Case and Inkwell
Date: first half 19th century
Accession Number: 1982.478.6
Calligraphic Dish
Date: ca. 1600
Accession Number: 1983.227
Page of Calligraphy
Date: 17th century
Accession Number: 1986.109.2
Page of Calligraphy
Date: dated A.H. 1075/ A.D. 1664–65
Accession Number: 1986.216.1
Calligraphic Plaque
Date: probably late 17th century
Accession Number: 1987.14
Ewer with Arabic proverb, "Devotion fortifies action"
Date: 10th century
Accession Number: 1988.114.3
Roundel with Repeated Inscription
Date: late 16th century
Accession Number: 1991.233
Anthology of Persian Poetry in Oblong Format (Safina)
Sultan Muhammad Nur
(ca. 1472–ca. 1536)
Date: dated A.H. 905/A.D. 1499–1500
Accession Number: 1997.71
Pyxis (Cylindrical Container)
Date: late 11th–early 12th century
Accession Number: 1998.298a, b
Book of Prayers, Surat al-Yasin and Surat al-Fath
Ahmad Nairizi
(active 1682–1739)
Date: dated A.H. 1132/A.D. 1719–20
Accession Number: 2003.239
Base for a Water Pipe (Huqqa) with Poetry and Flowers
Date: early 18th century
Accession Number: 2003.271
Folio from the "Blue Qur'an"
Date: second half 9th–mid-10th century
Accession Number: 2004.88
Pen Box
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 2008.247a, b
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