SULEYMAN AND HIS COURT | بAN ILLUSTRATED AND ILLUMINATED LEAF:WITH THE JINNS, BIRDS AND ANIMALS, PERSIA, LATE 15th C. text in nasta'liq script.

SULEYMAN AND HIS COURT | بAN ILLUSTRATED AND ILLUMINATED LEAF:WITH THE JINNS, BIRDS AND ANIMALS, PERSIA, LATE 15th C. text in nasta'liq script.

An Ottoman talismanic cotton shirt (Jama) covered with text written in a variety of scripts, including Muhaqqaq, Naskh, Ghubar, Thuluth and square Kufic, in assorted colours, arranged in numerous panels, roundels, cartouches, crescent moons, stars and cypress tree forms, the lower section with musenna-form calligraphy reserved in Thuluth script, with interstices and borders comprising interlacing foliate motifs | Turkey, 16th century

An Ottoman talismanic cotton shirt (Jama) covered with text written in a variety of scripts, including Muhaqqaq, Naskh, Ghubar, Thuluth and square Kufic, in assorted colours, arranged in numerous panels, roundels, cartouches, crescent moons, stars and cypress tree forms, the lower section with musenna-form calligraphy reserved in Thuluth script, with interstices and borders comprising interlacing foliate motifs | Turkey, 16th century

Notes in the front of this tiny Qur'an, in 'ghubar' script, state that it was given to the Qajar emperor Fath 'Ali Shah, reign 1798–1834, so that he could carry it in his pocket at all times. Binding is 19th C. Tabriz, Iran. Islamic manuscript: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. Laquered Binding: painted pasteboard.

Notes in the front of this tiny Qur'an, in 'ghubar' script, state that it was given to the Qajar emperor Fath 'Ali Shah, reign 1798–1834, so that he could carry it in his pocket at all times. Binding is 19th C. Tabriz, Iran. Islamic manuscript: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. Laquered Binding: painted pasteboard.

Spanish Panel ~ silk and hemp ~ 16th C

Spanish Panel ~ silk and hemp ~ 16th C

Princess Neslişah of Ottoman

Princess Neslişah of Ottoman

OTTOMAN QIBLA COMPASS, 18-19TH CENTURY (A Brass-mounted Wood Qibla Compass depicting the Holy Places, signed by ‘al-‘Abd Qahri, Istanbul) Bir Osmanlı Kıble Pusuları, 18-19. YY

OTTOMAN QIBLA COMPASS, 18-19TH CENTURY (A Brass-mounted Wood Qibla Compass depicting the Holy Places, signed by ‘al-‘Abd Qahri, Istanbul) Bir Osmanlı Kıble Pusuları, 18-19. YY

Ottoman 16th century silk textile with Large Chintamani Design. (Metropolitan Museum)

Ottoman 16th century silk textile with Large Chintamani Design. (Metropolitan Museum)

16th Century Ottoman empire

16th Century Ottoman empire

16th Century (Bursa, Turkey) • silk textile fragment

16th Century (Bursa, Turkey) • silk textile fragment

"A Youth and a Noble Conversing by a Stream", Folio from a Dispersed ManuscriptDate: late 16th century Geography: Iran Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper Dimensions: 10.5 in. high 7.50 in. wide (26.7 cm high 19.1 cm wide) Metropolitan Museum of Art 1975.192.12

"A Youth and a Noble Conversing by a Stream", Folio from a Dispersed ManuscriptDate: late 16th century Geography: Iran Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper Dimensions: 10.5 in. high 7.50 in. wide (26.7 cm high 19.1 cm wide) Metropolitan Museum of Art 1975.192.12

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