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786 objects
F1931.11

Folio of calligraphy

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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.

F1931.31

Folio from a Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami (d.1209); recto: Sacred conversation; verso: text: On the composing of this book

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1931.31

Detached folio from a the Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration, The Prophet Muhammad, Ali and twelve companions, obliterated seal; verso: text, On the composing of this book, 4 columns, 25 lines; one of a group of 7 detached folios (F1931-37) from the manuscript (F1931.29) and the book …

F1931.30

Binding of volume Khusraw and Shirin by Nizami (d.1209)

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Book cover; cover of a Khusraw-u Shirin by Nizami (F1931.29); lacquer painted exterior covers with scenes of feasting on the front cover and envelope flap; scenes of hunting on the back cover; doublures are gold painted with gold-stamped cartouches, and black leather filigree over blue paper ground; one of a group of nine: the binding, …

F1929.65

Folio of Calligraphy

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Page of calligraphy; text: Persian and Arabic in white, red, and black ta’liq script set against a blue ground embellished with gold floral motifs; signed by Kamal-al-Din Ikhtiyar al-munshi al-sultani; one of a group of three folios. Border: The text is set in gold, blue, and black rulings on gold-sprinkled paper.

F1929.64

Folio of calligraphy by Kamal al-Din Ikhtiyar al-Munshi al-Sultani (d. 974)

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Panel of calligraphy; text: Persian in white, gold, blue and black ta’liq script; signed by Kamal al-Din Ikhtiyar al- munshi al-sultani and dated 1552 (959 A.H.); triangular illuminated corner panels; one of a group of three folios. Border: The calligraphic panel is set in gold, black and red rulings mounted on blue gold-sprinkled paperboard.

F1929.63

Folio of calligraphy

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Panel of calligraphy; text: Persian in white, gold, blue and black ta’liq script; signed by Kamal al-Din Ikhtiyar al-munshi al-sultani and dated 1541-1542 (948 A.H.); triangular illuminated corner panels; reverse side marbled; one of a group of three folios. Border: The calligraphiy is set in gold, black and blue rulings and a blue inner frame …

F1929.24

Bookbinding

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Light brown leather on pasteboard, lined with rose red leather. Very slightly damaged. Decoration outside of gold and blind tooling and of stamped floral arabesques in red against gold grounds in sunken medallions and spandrils. Inside, medallions and pendants have stamped designs in b rown against blue grounds; gold tooling.

F1911.320

Bowl

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Bowl, deep ovoidal; bold foot pierced with one hole. Slight restoration at the rim. Clay: hard, grayish-white, sonant. Glaze: cream white. Decoration: painted in gold lustre with metallic reflection. Neg. No. 6498AA, 9166-7B