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Chanda in her palace, from a Laur-Chanda manuscript

Medium:
Opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 25.2 x 18.9 cm (9 15/16 x 7 7/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
Delhi-Agra, North India
Date:
ca. 1540
Period:
Delhi Sultanate period
Topic:
woman  Search this
fan  Search this
Delhi Sultanate (1206 - 1526)  Search this
palace  Search this
naskh script  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joyce and Kenneth Robbins
Accession Number:
S1995.146
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Folio from a Qur'an, sura 7:13-24

Medium:
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 34 x 21.7 cm (13 3/8 x 8 9/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Egypt
Date:
14th century
Period:
Mamluk period
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Mamluk period (1250 - 1517)  Search this
Qur'an  Search this
naskh script  Search this
illumination  Search this
Egypt  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
sura 7  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1937.31
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Folio from Aja'ib al-Makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) by al-Qazvini; recto: Signs of the Zodiac: Leo (al-Asad), Virgo (al-'Adhra'); verso: Libra (al-Mizan), Scorpio (al-'Aqrab)

Author:
Muhammad al-Qazvini (ca. 1203-1283)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (recto lion): 10.3 × 21 cm (4 1/16 × 8 1/4 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iraq or Eastern Turkey
Date:
early 15th century
Topic:
lion  Search this
angel  Search this
naskh script  Search this
astrology  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Iraq  Search this
Leo  Search this
Scorpio  Search this
Libra  Search this
Virgo  Search this
Wonders of Creation  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
zodiac  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1954.44
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Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: text; verso: Darab sleeping in the ruined vault

Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 25.2 x 20.4 cm (9 15/16 x 8 1/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Tabriz, Iran
Date:
circa 1330-1340
Period:
Mongol period
Topic:
Shahnama  Search this
Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353)  Search this
child  Search this
sleeping  Search this
naskh script  Search this
Mongol period (1220 - 1380)  Search this
Iran  Search this
prince  Search this
vault  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Dara  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1930.78
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Stele: a tile head piece for a grave

Medium:
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 35.7 x 26 cm (14 1/16 x 10 1/4 in)
Style:
Raqqa ware
Type:
Ceramic
Origin:
Raqqa, Syria
Date:
12th-13th century?
Topic:
naskh script  Search this
Syria  Search this
Raqqa ware  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1905.257
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The Story of the Beautiful
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Ruznama (Daily almanac)

Calligrapher:
Sulayman  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 21.7 x 13.4 cm (8 9/16 x 5 1/4 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Turkey
Date:
1807 (1222 A.H.)
Period:
Ottoman period
Topic:
Ottoman period (1307 - 1922)  Search this
naskh script  Search this
illumination  Search this
astrology  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
almanac  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.307
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edanmdm:fsg_F1906.307
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Folio from a Qur'an, sura 45:34-37; sura 46:1-12

Medium:
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 26.2 x 20.7 cm (10 5/16 x 8 1/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Calligraphy
Origin:
India
Date:
15th century
Period:
Delhi Sultanate period
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Delhi Sultanate (1206 - 1526)  Search this
naskh script  Search this
thuluth script  Search this
muhaqqaq script  Search this
India  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
sura 45  Search this
sura 46  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
Accession Number:
S1997.100
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Folio from a Qur'an, Sura 5, verses 68-69

Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 28.8 x 18.6 cm (11 5/16 x 7 5/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Anatolia, India?
Date:
14th-15th century
Period:
Delhi Sultanate period
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Delhi Sultanate (1206 - 1526)  Search this
Qur'an  Search this
kufic script  Search this
naskh script  Search this
eastern kufic script  Search this
illumination  Search this
muhaqqaq script  Search this
India  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
sura 5  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
Accession Number:
S1997.102
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Folio from a Qur'an, sura 79:42-46; sura 80:1-27

Medium:
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 17.3 x 12.2 cm (6 13/16 x 4 13/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Egypt or Syria
Date:
14th century
Period:
Mamluk period
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Mamluk period (1250 - 1517)  Search this
Qur'an  Search this
naskh script  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
thuluth script  Search this
Syria  Search this
Egypt  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
sura 79  Search this
sura 80  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
Accession Number:
S1997.96
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Sulwan al-muta' fi 'udwan al-atba' (Comfort of rulers when faced with the hostility of their followers) by Ibn Zafar (d.1170)

Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 21 x 31 cm (8 1/4 x 12 3/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran
Date:
18th century?
Period:
Safavid or Qajar period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Qajar period (1779 - 1925)  Search this
naskh script  Search this
illumination  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
prophet  Search this
fable  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.300
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Commentary on Sura Yasin (sura 36) of the Qur'an

Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 21.5 x 13.5 cm (8 7/16 x 5 5/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Turkey
Date:
1784 (1198 A.H.)
Period:
Ottoman period
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Ottoman period (1307 - 1922)  Search this
Qur'an  Search this
naskh script  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
sura 36  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.301
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edanmdm:fsg_F1906.301
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An'am: selection of suras from the Qur'an

Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 12 x 8.7 cm (4 3/4 x 3 7/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Probably Turkey
Date:
18th century?
Period:
Ottoman period
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Ottoman period (1307 - 1922)  Search this
Qur'an  Search this
naskh script  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
sura 1  Search this
sura 6  Search this
sura 36  Search this
sura 47  Search this
sura 55  Search this
sura 56  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.302a-c
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Book of prayers

Medium:
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 x 9.3 cm (5 1/8 x 3 11/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Turkey
Date:
18th-19th century
Period:
Ottoman period
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Ottoman period (1307 - 1922)  Search this
Qur'an  Search this
naskh script  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Book of Prayers  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.303
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1906.303

An'am: selection of suras from the Qur'an

Medium:
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13.7 x 10.3 cm (5 3/8 x 4 1/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Turkey
Date:
18th-19th century
Period:
Ottoman period
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Ottoman period (1307 - 1922)  Search this
Qur'an  Search this
naskh script  Search this
illumination  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.304
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edanmdm:fsg_F1906.304

An'am: selection of suras from the Qur'an

Medium:
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 19.8 x 13 cm (7 13/16 x 5 1/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Turkey
Date:
18th-19th century
Period:
Ottoman period
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Ottoman period (1307 - 1922)  Search this
Qur'an  Search this
naskh script  Search this
illumination  Search this
Near East  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.305
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Dala'il al-khayrat (Guide to good deeds)

Medium:
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 16.5 x 11 cm (6 1/2 x 4 5/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Turkey
Date:
19th century
Period:
Ottoman period
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Ottoman period (1307 - 1922)  Search this
naskh script  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.306
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edanmdm:fsg_F1906.306

A section (juz') of a Qur'an, juz' 26, sura 46-51

Medium:
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 20.1 x 14.9 cm (7 15/16 x 5 7/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Egypt
Date:
14th-15th century
Period:
Mamluk period
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Mamluk period (1250 - 1517)  Search this
Qur'an  Search this
naskh script  Search this
illumination  Search this
muhaqqaq script  Search this
Near East  Search this
Egypt  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
sura 46  Search this
sura 47  Search this
sura 48  Search this
sura 49  Search this
sura 50  Search this
sura 51  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.308
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Qur'an

Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 28.6 x 16.9 cm (11 1/4 x 6 5/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Probably India
Date:
18th century
Period:
Mughal dynasty
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)  Search this
Qur'an  Search this
naskh script  Search this
illumination  Search this
India  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.274
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Suwaru-l-kawakib (Description of the Fixed Stars) by 'Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (incomplete)

Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 23.9 x 14.4 cm (9 7/16 x 5 11/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Probably Iran
Date:
16th century
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
fish  Search this
bull  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
astronomy  Search this
crab  Search this
naskh script  Search this
Iran  Search this
Andromeda  Search this
Aquila  Search this
Argo Navis  Search this
Canis Major  Search this
Canis Minor  Search this
Cassiopeia  Search this
Centaurus  Search this
Corona Austrina  Search this
Corvus  Search this
Crater  Search this
Delphinus  Search this
Equuleus  Search this
Lepus  Search this
Ophiuchus  Search this
Orion  Search this
Pegasus  Search this
Perseus  Search this
Piscis Austrinus  Search this
Sagitta  Search this
Triangulum  Search this
Aries  Search this
Cancer  Search this
Capricorn  Search this
Gemini  Search this
Leo  Search this
Pisces  Search this
Sagittarius  Search this
Scorpio  Search this
Taurus  Search this
Libra  Search this
Virgo  Search this
Aquarius  Search this
virgin  Search this
globe  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
zodiac  Search this
ram  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.626
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Selection of Hadiths (Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad)

Medium:
Ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 25.8 x 17.3 cm (10 3/16 x 6 13/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Calligraphy
Origin:
Probably Egypt
Date:
14th century?
Period:
Mamluk period
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Mamluk period (1250 - 1517)  Search this
naskh script  Search this
illumination  Search this
Egypt  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1908.228
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