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Silks for the Sultans - textiles from the Topkapi Museum, Istanbul

Silks for the Sultans - textiles from the Topkapi Museum, Istanbul

Ottoman tulip design amazing

Ottoman tulip design amazing

Couched gold threadwork on a jacket from Albania, 1840-1899.

Couched gold threadwork on a jacket from Albania, 1840-1899.

Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, Safavid period (1501–1722), 1509–1510  Iran, Shiraz  Leather; tooled and gilded; ink on paper

Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, Safavid period (1501–1722), 1509–1510 Iran, Shiraz Leather; tooled and gilded; ink on paper

Frontispiece with a dedication to Sultan Khalil. Iran, 1478.

Frontispiece with a dedication to Sultan Khalil. Iran, 1478.

Leaf from a Qur'an manuscript, dated 1137 Iran Ink, gold, and colors on paper 10 1/8 x 7 1/2 in. (25.7 x 19 cm) Purchase, Friends of Islamic Arts Gifts, 1996 (1996.238.1) Purchase, Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 1996 (1996.294.1)

Leaf from a Qur'an manuscript, dated 1137 Iran Ink, gold, and colors on paper 10 1/8 x 7 1/2 in. (25.7 x 19 cm) Purchase, Friends of Islamic Arts Gifts, 1996 (1996.238.1) Purchase, Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 1996 (1996.294.1)

embroidered mosque curtain • 1830s ottoman • silver and gold thread on silk

embroidered mosque curtain • 1830s ottoman • silver and gold thread on silk

Persian Block Print with Gold Moom Shawl Early 19th Century  Qajar Dynasty 1795 - 1925 A.D

Persian Block Print with Gold Moom Shawl Early 19th Century Qajar Dynasty 1795 - 1925 A.D

Frontispiece with a Dedication to Sultan Khalil Tabriz, Iran datable to 882 AH (1478 AD) ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper text (on the verso) copied in nasta‘liq script 1 folio; 20.3 x 13.5cm Khalili Collections

Frontispiece with a Dedication to Sultan Khalil Tabriz, Iran datable to 882 AH (1478 AD) ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper text (on the verso) copied in nasta‘liq script 1 folio; 20.3 x 13.5cm Khalili Collections

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