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77 objects
S1986.35

Mathnavi-ye ma’navi (Rhyming couplets of profound spriritual meaning) by Rumi (d.1273)

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.35

Manuscript; The fifth daftar (book) of Mathnavi by Rumi; Persian in black and red nasta’liq script; 44 folios with 1double-page frontispiece (fols. 1 verso- 2 recto) and 1 sarlawh (folio 2 verso), a dated colophon (folio 44 recto); inscriptions (fols. flyleaf, 1 recto, fol. 44 recto/ verso); seals (fols1 recto, and 44 recto/verso); standard page: …

S1986.33

Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209)

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.33

Manuscript; Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; headings in red; 267 folios with two illuminated shamsa (fols. 1recto and 83recto), four sarlawhs (fols. 27verso, 83verso, 144verso, and 195verso), and 8 paintings (fols. 91verso, 94recto,101recto, 104verso, 115verso, 122recto, 129verso, 134recto); seal (folio 1recto); inscriptions (folio 1recto); standard page: 4 columns, 23 lines …

F1937.39

A fruit tree: an illustration from Nuzhatnama-yi ala’i (Excellent book of Council) by Shahmardan ibn Abi al-Khayr; recto: illustration and text; verso: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1937.39

Mounted with F1937.38. Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Nuzhatnama-yi Ala’i (Excellent book of counsel) by Shahmardan ibn Abi al-Khayr; text: Persian in black and red naskhi script; recto: illustration and text; explanation on dried and pulverized leaves of a tree as a remedy for diseases; verso: text: Species of black, red, white grapes …

F1937.38

Tree studies: illustrations from Nuzhatnama-yi ala’i (Book of Council) by Shahmardan ibn Abi al-Khayr; recto: Medicinal property of the mulberry tree; verso: Pharmacological property of the olive tree, its leaves and fruits

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1937.38

Mounted with F1937.39. Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Nuzhatnama-yi ala’i (Excellent book of counsel) by Shahmardan ibn Abi al-Khayr; text: Persian in black and red naskhi script; recto: illustration and text: Medicinal property of the mulberry tree, 2 lines, 3 paintings; verso: illustration and text: Pharmacological property of the olive tree, its leaves …

F1931.29

Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami (d.1209)

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1931.29

Manuscript; Khusraw u Shirin from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script with illuminated headings; 62 folios with an unwan (F1931.37), 6 paintings (F 1931.31-36), and 1 shamsa (folio 2recto); 1 colophon (folio 62verso); seals (fols. 32, 34, 40, 45, 54); coat of arms (flyleaf); standard page: 4 columns, 25 lines …

S1997.67

Plate

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1997.67

The plate stands on a low broad foot and has sides which curve steeply up before they turn out to form a wide, slightly convex rim with a scalloped edge. A floral decoration occupies the center of the plate and is circled by a calligraphic design and a diamond-and-dot pattern on the rim. The decoration …

S1986.171

A couple converse by a stream

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.171

Detached album folio; A couple converse by a stream; one of a group of two folios. Border: The painting is set in gold, red and blue rulings mounted horizontally on paperboard with birds and floral motifs.