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Works of Art (57)

Astrolabe of 'Umar ibn Yusuf ibn 'Umar ibn 'Ali ibn Rasul al-Muzaffari, Rasulid period (1228–1454), dated A.H. 690 / A.D. 1291, Yemen, brass, cast and hammered, pierced, chased, inlaid with silver (91.1.535a–h)
Bag, 17th century, Iran, Canvas, embroidered in silk and metal thread (29.23.24)
Base of a ewer with Zodiac medallions, Seljuq period, first half of 13th century, Iran, Brass; engraved, inlaid with silver and copper (91.1.530)
Basin with Zodiac signs and royal titles, Mamluk period, late 13th–early 14th century, Egypt or Syria, Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver and black compound (91.1.553)
Bifolium from the Mashaf al-Hadina, 410 A.H. / 1019–20 A.D., Probably Qayrawan, Tunisia, Ink, pigment, and gold on parchment (2007.191)
Book of Prayers, Sura Yasin and Surat al-Fath, dated A.H. 1132/A.D. 1719–20, Calligraphy: Ahmad Nairizi (Persian), Illumination: Attributed to Muhammad Hadi, Iran, Ink, colors, and gold on paper; lacquer binding (2003.239)
Bowl with lion, Seljuq period, early 13th century, Attributed to Iran, Kashan, Stonepaste; overglaze luster-painted on opaque white glaze (68.215.10)
Calligraphic dish, 'Adil Shahi period (1490–1686), ca. 1600, India, Deccan, Bijapur, Copper alloy, cast (1983.227)
Calligraphy page, 1714; Safavid, Iran, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (62.152.14)
Calligraphy panel, 20th century, Sadequain (Pakistani), Colors on wood (Inst.1980.3.2)
Clogs, 19th century, Turkey, Wood, mother-of-pearl, metallic thread, metal (1972.248.5a,b)
Coin weight, 808–10, Egypt, Glass (08.256.20)
Cope, early 17th century, Iran, Silk, metal thread (49.32.71)
Cover for a ceremonial gift (rumal), ca. 1640–50, India, Deccan, Golconda, Cotton, stenciled, painted, and dyed (28.159.1)
Cuirass (char-aina), late 18th–19th century, Probably Indian, Steel, gold (48.92.1)
Dinar, 79 A.H./698–99 A.D., Syria, Gold (99.35.2386)
Double-sided Tombstone, 10th century and A.H. 646/A.D. 1248–49, Egypt, Marble (2010.225)
Flask with Zodiac medallions, Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), first half of 14th century, Iran, Kashan, Stonepaste; molded, monochrome glazed (57.164)
Folio from a Qur'an manuscript, Seljuq period (1040–1196), ca. 1180, Eastern Iran or present-day Afghanistan, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (29.160.23)
Folio from the Kevorkian Album, ca. 1540, Bukhara, Uzbekistan, Calligraphy signed by Mir cAli Haravi, Ink, gold, and colors on paper (55.121.10.7v)
Footed bowl, Seljuq period, early 13th century, Iran, Bronze; inlaid with silver and black compound (91.1.543)
Hanging, Qajar period (1779–1925), 19th century, Iran, Rasht, wool, plain weave, joined, embroidered (10.33.1)
Hat crown, 19th–early 20th century, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Basketry weaving; fiber and gold (2006.187)
Inkwell with twelve Zodiac medallions, Seljuq period, late 12th–early 13th century, Iran, Brass, cast, inlaid with silver and copper (44.131)
Inkwell with Zodiac signs, Seljuq period, early 13th century, Probably Iran, Brass; cast, inlaid with silver, copper, and black compound (59.69.2a,b)
Inlaid tray, Mamluk period, late 13th–early 14th century, Egypt, Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver and black compound(91.1.604)
Leaf from a Qur’an manuscript, dated 1137, Iran, Ink, gold, and colors on paper (1996.294.1)
Leaf from a Qur’an, ca. 1250–1350, North Africa, Ink, colors, and gold on vellum (37.21)
Leaf of divani calligraphy, dated 1075 A.H./1644 A.D.; Ottoman, Signed by Khwaja, Turkey, Ink on paper (1986.216.1)
Mashq calligraphy page, 19th century, Iran, Ink on parchment (62.152.12)
Mortar made for Abu Bakr cAli Malikzad al-Tabrizi, Seljuq period, late 12th–early 13th century, Iran, Brass; cast, chased, engraved and inlaid with silver and a black compound (91.1.527a,b)
Mosque lamp of Amir Qawsun, Mamluk period (1250–1517), ca. 1329–35, Egypt, Glass, colorless with brown tinge, blown, blown applied foot, enameled and gilded (17.190.991)
Mu'is al ahrar fi daqa'iq al ashcar (The Free Man's Companion to the Subtleties of Poems) of Jajarmi, Ilkhanid period, A.H. 741/A.D. 1340–41, Iran, Isfahan, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (19.68.1)
Ostrakon with a letter from Frange to Enoch, 580–640, Egypt, Pottery fragment with ink inscription (14.1.157)
Page of calligraphy in ornamental style, 1868–69, Malik Muhammad Qazvini, Iran, Black ink on buff paper (1998.268)
Prayer manuscript, 19th century, Nigeria, Blackish brown ink, and red, yellow, and blue color on paper (1997.301a,b)
Qur'an holder, late 19th–early 20th century, Central Asia and Iran, Silver with silver filigree and cabochon- and table-cut turquoises; Leather strap (2005.443.8)
Roundel with Amazons and a cross, 7th–9th century (?), Egypt or Syria (?), Weft-faced compound twill (samite) in green, beige, and brownish silk(1987.442.5)
Safavid Courtiers Leading Georgian Captives, mid 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk and metal wrapped thread; lampas (52.20.12)
Sash with flowering plants, 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, silver- and gilt-metal-wrapped thread (metal strip, silk core); taqueté, brocaded (33.80.18)
Silk fragment with a rosebush, deer, and flower pattern, late 17th–early 18th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, silver- and gilt-metal-wrapped thread; compound twill weave, brocaded (49.32.99)
Silk velvet signed by "Ghiyath," second half of 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk; cut and voided velvet with continuous floats of flat metal thread (52.20.13)
Solidus, 602–10, Early Byzantine, Gold (04.35.3356)
Stand for a Qur'an manuscript, Muzzafarid period (1314–93), dated A.H. 761 / A.D. 1360, Iran or Central Asia, Wood (teak), carved, painted, inlaid (10.218)
Steelyward weight with the bust of Athena, second half of 4th–6th century, Byzantine, Copper alloy (59.184)
Strand of beads, 9th–12th century, Found at Iran, Nishapur, Carnelian (48.101.70)
Talismanic shirt, 15th or early 16th century, India (north India or the Deccan), Ink, gold, and colors on stiffened cotton (1998.199)
Tent panel with hunting scene, ca. 1540; Safavid, Iran, Silk, flat metal thread; cut and voided velvet (1972.189)
Textile depicting a courtier in a landscape, 16th century, Safavid, Iran, Silk; lampas (08.109.3)
Textile fragment with hunting scene, 8th century, Egypt or Syria, Silk; samite (51.57)
Textile Fragment, 6th–7th century, Iraq or Syria, Silk (15.109)
Textile panel with birds amid flowering vines, first half of 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; taqueté (26.231.2)
Tray made for the Rasulid sultan al-Mu'ayyad Dawud ibn Yusuf, Rasulid period, early 14th century, Egypt, Cairo, Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver and black compound (91.1.605)
Velvet panel with a design from the Khamsa of Nizami, 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk; cut velvet (1978.60)
Velvet panel with flowering plants, first half of 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, cotton, flat metal thread; cut and voided velvet, brocaded (12.72.5)
Volume from a thirty-part Qur’an, 18th century, North Africa, probably Tunisia, Colors and gold on paper, leather binding (1982.120.2)