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104 objects
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 …

F1930.77

Folio from Kitab fi ma`arifat al-hiyal al-handisaya (The book of knowledge of ingenious mechanical devices) Automata by al-Jazari (d.1206); recto: Two drinking men; verso: text, A hydraulic device

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1930.77

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Kitab fi ma’arifat al-hiyal al-handisaya (The book of knowledge of ingenious mechanical devices), “Automata,” by al-Jazari; text: Arabic in black naskh script; recto: Two drinking men; verso: text, A hydraulic device, one column, 21 lines; one of a group of 8 folios.

F1930.57

Folio from a Qur’an

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1930.57

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura Saba’ (Sheba) 34: 41-48, one column, 12 lines of text; verso: sura 34: 49-54 and title of Sura Fatir (Originator) 35 with the beginning Besmelah of sura 35, one column, 8 lines of text; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with white thuluth script in …

F1930.76

Folio from Kitab fi ma`arifat al-hiyal al-handisaya (The book of knowledge of ingenious mechanical devices) Automata by al-Jazari (d.1206); recto: illustration: The basin of the two scribes; verso: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1930.76

Detached folio from a copy of the Kitab fi ma’arifat al-hiyal al-handasiya (The book of knowledge of ingenious mechanical devices, known as “Automata”) by al-Jazari; text: Arabic in black naskh script; recto: Basin of the two scribes, an instrument for use in blood-letting, 21 lines; verso: text, one column, 21 lines; one of a group …

F1930.56

Folio from a Qur’an

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Shuraa (the Consultation) 42: 1-7; one column, 9 lines of text; verso: sura 42: 7-13; one column, 12 lines; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with a white heading in thuluth script; illuminated rosette verse markers; vocalized in red and black; illuminated title band; marginal …

F1930.75

Folio from Kitab fi ma`arifat al-hiyal al-handisaya (The book of knowledge of ingenious mechanical devices) Automata by al-Jazari (d.1206); recto: A hand-washing device in the form of a woman holding a pitcher; verso: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1930.75

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Kitab fi ma`arifat al-hiyal al-handisaya (The book of knowledge of ingenious mechanical devices), “Automata,” by al-Jazari; text: Arabic in black and red naskh script; recto: A hand-washing device in the form of a woman holding a pitcher; verso: text, one column, 21 lines; one of a group …

F1930.55.1-2

Detached folio from a Qur’an, sura 9:128-129; sura 113:1-5; sura 114:1-6

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; right-hand half recto: Sura al-Falaq (the Daybreak) 113:1-5, Sura al-Nas (the Mankind) 114:1-6, completion prayers; Arabic in black and white muhaqqaq script, gold titles in thuluth script; inalienable endowment (waqf); standard page: one column, 11 lines of text; right-hand half verso: finispiece; Sura al-Tawba (the Repentance) …

F1930.74

Folio from Kitab fi ma’arifat al-hiyal al-handisaya (The book of knowledge of ingenious mechanical devices) Automata by al-Jazari (d. 1206); recto: text, Water-powered clocks; verso: The face of a water clock with Zodiac signs

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1930.74

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Kitab fi ma’arifat al-hiyal al-handisaya (The book of knowledge of ingenious mechanical devices), “Automata,” by al-Jazari; text: Arabic in black and red naskh script; recto: text, Water-powered clocks, one column, 12 lines; verso: illustration and text, The face of a water clock with zodiac signs, one column, …