Keywords: Abbasid period (750 - 1258)

123 objects


Folio from an Arabic translation of De Materia Medica by Dioscorides (ca. 40-90 C.E.); recto: A physician treats a blindfolded man; verso: text

Detached folio from an Arabic translation of De materia medica by Pedanius Dioscorides; text: Arabic in black naskh script, headings in red; recto: illustration and text, A physician treats a blindfolded man; one column, 6 lines of text, verso: text, one column, thirteen lines; one of a group of eight folios.


Manuscript fragment from a Qur’an

Manuscript; fragment from a Qur’an; Sura al-An’am (the Cattle) 6:164-65; Sura al- A’raf (the Heights) 7:1-5 and 22-27; Arabic in black kufic script with a palmette gold heading extending out into the margin; sura title in gold; vocalized in red; 22 folios with one illumination, gold verse markers, palmette; standard page: one column; 13 lines …


Divan shu’r al-Hadira (The collected verses of al-Hadira)

Manuscript; Divan Shu’r al-Hadira (The collected verses of al-Hadira); text: Arabic in black naskh and thuluth scripts; 13 folios with a title page (folio 1recto), and 1 dated, signed colophon (folio 13verso); seal (folio 1recto); standard page: one column, 9 lines of text. Border: The manuscript is bound in dark brown leather over pasteboards with …


Folio from a Qur’an

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; rectangular illuminated panel decorated on both sides with a medallion extending into the margin and designs in gold and blue; frontispiece or tailpiece of a copy of the Qur’an.