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162 objects
S1986.483

Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); Bahram Gur and the Princess in the Sandalwood Pavilion

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.483

Manuscript; Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; headings in red and blue; 269 folios with 4 sarlawhs (1 verso, 39 verso,105 verso, 192 verso) and 13 paintings; inscriptions (fols. 104 verso, 269 verso); standard page: 2 columns, 17 lines and 1 marginal column with 32 lines. Binding: The manuscript is in …

S1986.427

Sultan Murad and Sultan Daniyal on a Picnic

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.427

Detached album folio; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: Sultan Murad and Sultan Danyal on a Picnic; verso: calligraphic panel containing verses from the Gulistan by Sa’di. Border: The recto is set in gold and black rulings surrounded by an inner frame of gold floral scroll, a blue tendril scroll and a gold- red …

F1930.73

Folio from Kitab fi ma’arifat al-hiyal al-handisaya (the book of knowledge of ingenious mechanical devices) Automata by al-Jazari (d.1206); A musical toy in the form of a boat; reverse: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1930.73

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; A musical toy in the form of a boat; reverse: text, one column, 21 lines; one of a group of 8 folios.

F1903.114

Palace Ladies by a Lotus Pond

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Signature at lower left; total of 27 seals (17 on painting), four inscriptions (poems) on painting, five colophons, no labels. Unused frontispiece with cloud motif. Ivory pin. Depicting a scene of women, children and servants (total of fifteen figures) engaged in various activities, including playing weiqi and playing musical instruments, both inside and outside a …