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S2002.5

Folio from a volume of poetry by Jami (d. 1492)

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<p>Folio from volume of poetry by Jami; Persian in gold, white, and blue nasta&#8217;liq script; recto/verso: sorrow and yearning for the beloved; three columns; 10 lines. Border: The text is set in gold, black, and blue rulings on a gold-sprinkled margin.</p>
S2001.17

Plumb Line

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S2000.121

Untitled

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S1999.126

Folio from a Hubanname (the Book of the fair) by Fazil-i Enderuni (d. 1810); verso: Man dressed in European costume; recto: text, Describing the qualities of the people of Rum

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1999.126
<p>Detached folio from a Hubanname (The book of the fair) by Fazyl bin Tahil Enderuni; Turkish in black nasta&#8217;liq script with red heading in Persian; recto: text: Describing the qualities of the people of Rum, two columns, twelve lines; verso: illustration and text: Man dressed in European costume, two columns, five lines. Border: The text &#8230;</p>
S1999.125

Untitled

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S1999.124

Untitled

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S1999.118a-b

Pen box

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S1998.233

Detached folio from a Qur’an, Sura 12:31-34, 57-62

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<p>Detached double-folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur&#8217;an; right-hand half recto: Sura Yusuf (Joseph) 12: part of verse 57, and verses 58-60, recto begins with &#8220;wa kanu&#8221;; right-hand half verso: sura 12:60-62, verso begins with &#8220;lam ta&#8217;twni&#8221;; left-hand half recto: part of verse 31, and verse 32, recto begins with &#8220;ra&#8217;ayinau&#8221;; left-hand half verso: &#8230;</p>
S1998.232.1-4

Four folios from a Qur’an, Sura 2:69-89

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<p>Four folios from a dispersed copy of Qur&#8217;an; Sura al-Baqara (the Cow) 2:69-88 and part of 89 (fols. 1-4); text: Arabic in black naskh script with rosette verse markers, marginal roundel and pear-shaped marginal medallion; vocalized in black; one column; 9 lines of text. Border: The text is copied on cream-colored paper.</p>