Islamic Art

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Fantastic horse with maroon flames issuing from front legs, in "Manāfi˓-i al-ḥayavā" ("The Benefits of Animals"), fol. 29v, ca. 1297/1300, by Abu Sa'd' Ubayd-Allah ibn Ibrahim, known as Ibn Bakhtishu (d. 1058), Perse, Pierpont Morgan Library MS M.500

Fantastic horse with maroon flames issuing from front legs, in "Manāfi˓-i al-ḥayavā" ("The Benefits of Animals"), fol. 29v, ca. 1297/1300, by Abu Sa'd' Ubayd-Allah ibn Ibrahim, known as Ibn Bakhtishu (d. 1058), Perse, Pierpont Morgan Library MS M.500

Manuscript-Astronomy Manuscript- Kitab-al- Bulhan, 14th century, Bodleian Oriental Manuscript Library

Manuscript-Astronomy Manuscript- Kitab-al- Bulhan, 14th century, Bodleian Oriental Manuscript Library

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

Illuminated portrait of Imam 'Ali. From Persia, Qajar period (19th century). Made with Ink, gouache and gold on paper.

Illuminated portrait of Imam 'Ali. From Persia, Qajar period (19th century). Made with Ink, gouache and gold on paper.

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