Art - Arabic/Islamic Manuscripts & Illuminations

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Youth Pulling on a Falconer's Glove  Leaf from the Read Persian Album. Herat (Afghanistan), ca. 1600

Youth Pulling on a Falconer's Glove Leaf from the Read Persian Album. Herat (Afghanistan), ca. 1600

This frontpiece is from an illuminated copy of the Qur’an (723 AH / 1323 CE - Walters Ms. W.559) by Mubārakshāh ibn Quṭb, honored with the epithet zarrīn qalam (golden pen). Mubārakshāh ibn Quṭb was one of the six pupils of the illustrious calligrapher Yāqūt al-Mustaʿṣimī (d. 698 AH / 1298 CE). Source: http://facebook.com/intricateworks

This frontpiece is from an illuminated copy of the Qur’an (723 AH / 1323 CE - Walters Ms. W.559) by Mubārakshāh ibn Quṭb, honored with the epithet zarrīn qalam (golden pen). Mubārakshāh ibn Quṭb was one of the six pupils of the illustrious calligrapher Yāqūt al-Mustaʿṣimī (d. 698 AH / 1298 CE). Source: http://facebook.com/intricateworks

Persian manuscript painting

Persian manuscript painting

Al-Farabi, Alpharabius, Zodiac chart. al-Farabi, Abu Nasr (c.870-950) Al-Farabi was known to the Arabs as the 'Second Master' (after Aristotle), and with good reason. It is unfortunate that his name has been overshadowed by those of later philosophers such as Ibn Sina, for al-Farabi was one of the world's great philosophers and much more original than many of his Islamic successors. A philosopher, logician and musician, he was also a major political scientist. Astrology.

Al-Farabi, Alpharabius, Zodiac chart. al-Farabi, Abu Nasr (c.870-950) Al-Farabi was known to the Arabs as the 'Second Master' (after Aristotle), and with good reason. It is unfortunate that his name has been overshadowed by those of later philosophers such as Ibn Sina, for al-Farabi was one of the world's great philosophers and much more original than many of his Islamic successors. A philosopher, logician and musician, he was also a major political scientist. Astrology.

جوان با صراحی، اصفهان، در اوایل قرن 17 میلادی، گواش، آبرنگ، با طلا بر روی کاغذ، نقاشی: 18.5 در 9.3 سانتیمتر برگ: 22.3 در 11.8 سانتیمتر A YOUTH IN A STRIPED COAT, PERSIA, ISFAHAN, EARLY 17TH CENTURY Gouache heightened with gold on paper, depicting a beturbaned youth standing in a striped robe, holding a tall-necked bottle, surrounded by tall leafy shrubs in gold, laid down on card with applied borders decorated with polychrome scrolling flowers painting: 18.5 by 9.3cm. leaf: 22.3 by 11.8cm.

جوان با صراحی، اصفهان، در اوایل قرن 17 میلادی، گواش، آبرنگ، با طلا بر روی کاغذ، نقاشی: 18.5 در 9.3 سانتیمتر برگ: 22.3 در 11.8 سانتیمتر A YOUTH IN A STRIPED COAT, PERSIA, ISFAHAN, EARLY 17TH CENTURY Gouache heightened with gold on paper, depicting a beturbaned youth standing in a striped robe, holding a tall-necked bottle, surrounded by tall leafy shrubs in gold, laid down on card with applied borders decorated with polychrome scrolling flowers painting: 18.5 by 9.3cm. leaf: 22.3 by 11.8cm.

Book of Kings  Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts

Book of Kings Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts

Tipu Sultan (TheTiger of Mysore) November 1750 to May 1799 was the ruler of the Sultanate of Mysore. He was murdered by the British in 1799

Tipu Sultan (TheTiger of Mysore) November 1750 to May 1799 was the ruler of the Sultanate of Mysore. He was murdered by the British in 1799

Folio from a Aja'ib al-makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) by al-Qazvini, early 15th century, Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper, H: 32.7 W: 22.4 cm Possibly Baghdad, Iraq or Eastern Turkey

Folio from a Aja'ib al-makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) by al-Qazvini, early 15th century, Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper, H: 32.7 W: 22.4 cm Possibly Baghdad, Iraq or Eastern Turkey

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