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523 objects
F1932.2

Folio from a Qur’an, 2:1-25

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1932.2

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al- Baqara (the Cow) 2: 1-4, recto begins with “bismillah” one column, 5 lines of text; verso: sura 2: 4-24 and part of 25, verso begins with “yawqinuwna”, one column,15 lines of text; Arabic in black nasta’liq script; illuminated heading in white kufic script; …

F1932.1

Folio from a Qur’an, sura 56:75-77

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1932.1

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; right-hand half of a double-page frontispiece now separate from its facing folio (F1948.9), Arabic in white kufic script on a blue and gold floral ground, Sura al- Waqi’a (the Event) 56: 75-77; one of a set of 3 folios. Border: The text is set in an …

F1931.37

Folio from a Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami (d.1209); recto: Sun-burst medallion (Shamsa); verso: text and illuminated heading (sarlawh)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1931.37

Detached folio from the Khusraw u Shirin from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script ; recto: roundel (shamsa); verso: text with one main illuminated heading (sarlawh) inscribed with white ornamental “eastern kufic”; 4 columns; one of a group of 7 detached folios (F1931-37) from the manuscript (F1931.29) and the book …

F1931.11

Folio of calligraphy

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1931.11

Page of calligraphy; Persian in black nasta’liq script set against a blue-tinted ground; embellished with rectangular illuminated panels; recto: text, 10 lines; verso: text, An anecdote from Gulistan (The rose garden) by Sa’di, 10 lines. Border: The text is set in purple, gold and blue rulings on salmon colored paper with landscape and animal motifs.

F1931.24

Folio from Fath al-Bari fi sharh al-Bukhari (Victory of the creator, a commentary on al-Bukhari) by Ibn Hadjar al-Askalani (d.1449); Illuminated title page

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1931.24

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Fath al-bari fi sharh al-bukhari (Victory of the creator, a commentary on al-Bukhari) by Ibn Hadjar al-Askalani; recto: text, seal, one column, 29 lines; verso: illuminated title page: sarlawh with title, shamsa containing the name of author, seal and inscription; Arabic in black and red naskhi script; heading …

F1930.59

Folio from a Qur’an, sura 79:7-39; sura 80:1-19

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1930.59

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Nazi’at (Those who drag forth) 79:7-39, one column,12 lines of text; verso: Sura al-Nazi’at (Those who drag forth) 79:40-46, Sura Abasa (He frowned), 80:1-19, verso begins with “waw amma man”, one columne,10 lines; Arabic in black and gold muhaqqaq script with white heading in …