Islamic Art

Arabesques and manuscripts
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Horae ad usum Briocensem Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAL 3194, fol. 116v.

Horae ad usum Briocensem Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAL 3194, fol. 116v.

Turkish Miniature, Noah's Ark. A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this mid-20th century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a 19th century Islamic manuscript. http://www.silkroad1.com/items/391331/item391331store.html

Turkish Miniature, Noah's Ark. A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this mid-20th century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a 19th century Islamic manuscript. http://www.silkroad1.com/items/391331/item391331store.html

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Mughal miniature paintings. A delight to see. Miniatures are soo difficult to make.

Mughal miniature paintings. A delight to see. Miniatures are soo difficult to make.

Ottoman miniature - Matrakçı Nasuh

Ottoman miniature - Matrakçı Nasuh

Thirteen Ottoman Sultans Anonymous, ca. 1600, from The Sultan’s Portrait – Topkapı Palace Museum

Thirteen Ottoman Sultans Anonymous, ca. 1600, from The Sultan’s Portrait – Topkapı Palace Museum

Guardian of the Kingdoms of God. This is just spectacular. From a copy of the Persian version of Qazwini’s ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharāʼib al-mawjūdāt, “The marvels of creation and the oddities of existence”, commonly known as “The cosmography of Qazwini”. 1500s. via

Guardian of the Kingdoms of God. This is just spectacular. From a copy of the Persian version of Qazwini’s ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharāʼib al-mawjūdāt, “The marvels of creation and the oddities of existence”, commonly known as “The cosmography of Qazwini”. 1500s. via

ZULAYKHA'S ATTENDANTS CUT THEIR FINGERS WHEN YUSUF WALKS IN SAFAVID IRAN, 2ND HALF 16TH CENTURY

ZULAYKHA'S ATTENDANTS CUT THEIR FINGERS WHEN YUSUF WALKS IN SAFAVID IRAN, 2ND HALF 16TH CENTURY

Leaf from Futuh al-Haramain (Description of the Two Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina), mid-16th century; Ottoman Probably Turkey Ink, colors, and gold on paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Age of Süleyman "the Magnificent" (r. 1520–1566)

Leaf from Futuh al-Haramain (Description of the Two Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina), mid-16th century; Ottoman Probably Turkey Ink, colors, and gold on paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Age of Süleyman "the Magnificent" (r. 1520–1566)

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