Classification: Manuscript

1,291 objects
F1929.71

Folio from a Qur’an, sura 21:105-112; sura 22:1-12

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al- Anbiya(the Prophets) 21: part of 105, 106-112, recto begins with: “al-ard”; illuminated sura divider, Sura al-Hajj (the Pilgrimage) 22:1-4 and part of 5; verso: sura 22:5-11 and a portion of 12, verso begins with “turaab-i”; Arabic in black kufic script; cluster of strokes …

F1929.38

Piran welcomed by Prince Siyavush from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script; recto: illustration, Piran welcomed by Prince Siyavush, 6 columns, 20 lines; verso: text, Afrasiyab tossed a ball in a game of polo, 6 columns, 31 lines; one of a group of 41: the manuscript (F 1930.1) …

F1929.69

Folio from a Qur’an, sura 5:12-13

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al- Ma’ida (the Table spread) 5: 12, recto begins with “wa amantum”; verso: sura 5:12 and part of 13, verso begins with “minkum”; Arabic in brown maghribi script; gold-knot verse marker; vocalized in green and yellow, diacritics in brown, tashdid and sukun in blue; …

F1928.11

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: The siege of Turanian stronghold by the forces of Kay Khusraw; verso: text, Afrasiyab escapes from the ruined stronghold

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration and text: The siege of Turanian stronghold by the forces of Kay Khusraw; verso: text: Afrasiyab escapes from the ruined stronghold, 4 columns, 25 lines; one of a group of 3 folios. Border: …

F1929.27

Gayumarth enthroned in the mountains from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script, headings in gold naskh outlined in black; recto: illustration and text, Gayumarth enthroned in the mountains, 6 columns, 31 lines; verso: text, Hushang’s seven hundred year reign; Tahmura’s thirty year reign, 6 columns, 31 lines; one …

F1928.7

Folio from a Manafi’ al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu (d.1058); verso: Three hoopoes and a bush with red berries; recto: text, Description of hoopoes and their medicinal properties

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Manafi’ al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by ibn Bakhtishu; text: Persian in black and red naskhi script; heading in blue kufic script; recto: text: Description of hoopoes and their medicinal properties, one column, 12 lines; verso: Three hoopoes and a bush with red berries, one column, 13 lines; …

F1928.6

Folio from a Manafi’ al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu (d.1058); recto: Magpies and scorpions; verso: text, Characteristics of scorpion and crab

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Manafi’ al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu; text: Persian in black naskh script with title in blue kufic script; recto: illustration and text: Magpies and scorpions, one column, 13 lines; verso: text: Characteristics of scorpion and crab, one column, 12 lines; one of a group of 6 …