This Ottoman devotional manual, the Hizb al-Nawawi, is a later copy of a book of prayers written by the esteemed Mamluk scholar Muhiyi al-Din Abi Zakariya Yahya b. Sharaf b. Muri al-Nawawi (d. 1277). This particular copy was signed by the Ottoman court calligrapher Muhammad Amir on the fifteenth of Sha'ban, 1152 (November 17, 1739)

Hizb (Litany) of An-Nawawi Author: An-Nawawi Calligrapher: Muhammad al-Amin Object Name: Non-illustrated manuscript Date: dated A. 1739 Geography: Turkey, Istanbul Culture: Islamic Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript Object Name: Folio from a non-illustrated manuscript Date: dated A.H. 531/ A.D. 1137 Geography: Iran or Iraq Culture: Islamic Medium: Ink, gold, and watercolor on paper

Portion of an illuminated Quran folio (full folio)Scribe Muhammad al-Zanjani, from the town of Zanjan in northwestern Iran; 531 (A. In the Metropolitan Museum of Art

16th C. Safavid copy of Shāhnāmah (Book of Kings) by Firdawsī. Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts

Book of kings (Shahnama), Binding, Walters Art Museum Ms. Upper board outside This is an illuminated and illustrated Safavid copy of the Book of kings (Shāhnāmah) by Firdawsī (d. 411 or 416 AH / CE), dating to the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE.

QURAN Scribe and artist: Mulla Ala Bik Tabrizi?, Iran, second half of the 16th century, 15 x 10 1/8 in. (38.1 x 25.7 cm), MS. Ouseley Add. 178, fol. 2aThis ornate copy of the Quran in Arabic is a superb example of Safavid illumination. This splendid full-page image is a distinctive Islamic decorative device called a carpet page. Such panels were painted in imitation of the design of a carpet, often with geometric and floral patterns.

QURAN Scribe and artist: Mulla Ala Bik Tabrizi?, Iran, second half of the

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Detail of a decorative page from an unknown Timurid era manuscript. how frustrating is that? I know the hand - but which manuscript? Tantalizing and annoying.

Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts  Illuminated Manuscript, Five poems (quintet), Incipit page with illuminated headpiece, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.611, fol. 22b

Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts Illuminated Manuscript, Five poems (quintet), Incipit page with illuminated headpiece, Walters Art Museum Ms.

Unwan: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Shah Jahan (1628–58), ca. 1630–40 India.

Unwan: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Shah Jahan

In the early twentieth century, the Ottoman Empire was in political turmoil. Officials moved valuable artworks--including thousands of sumptuous Qur'an (Koran) manuscripts and loose pages dating from

In the early twentieth century, the Ottoman Empire was in political turmoil. Officials moved valuable artworks--including thousands of sumptuous Qur'an (Koran) manuscripts and loose pages dating from

Türk ve Osmanlı dönemi hattatlarımız: Hattat Muhammed Rıza el Sirazi Shirazi

Türk ve Osmanlı dönemi hattatlarımız: Hattat Muhammed Rıza el Sirazi Shirazi

An illuminated large size copy of the Koran (Qur'an) produced in the 11th century AH / 17th CE in Iran. Apart from using a number of scripts, such as naskh, muḥaqqaq and tawqīʿ, this codex features six pairs of decorated pages, two illuminated headpieces, as well as illuminated chapter headings, cloud-bands, and marginal decoration. The black morocco binding has a central piece in the form of a diamond with pendants on four sides. The inner covers, having a traditional dentelle decoration…

Decorated Incipit Page with Headpiece Introducing Chapter 18 This is a decorated incipit page from Walters manuscript with an illuminated headpiece introducing chapter 18 (Surat al-kahf). Iranian (Artist) century AH/AD century (Safavid)

Illustrated Manuscript Of A Divan Of Hafiz. BInding attributed to Sultan Muhammad, Persian (16th century) Iran, Tabriz c.1530

Illustrated Manuscript Of A Divan Of Hafiz. BInding attributed to Sultan Muhammad, Persian century) Iran, Tabriz

Mirza Aga Emami میرزا آقا امامی نگارگر تولد: 1260 درگذشت: 1356 TWO GILT AND LACQUERED PAPIER-MÂCHÉ COVERS SIGNED MIRZA AGA IMAMI, IRAN, 19TH CENTURY

Mirza Aga Emami میرزا آقا امامی نگارگر تولد: 1260 درگذشت: 1356 TWO GILT AND LACQUERED PAPIER-MÂCHÉ COVERS SIGNED MIRZA AGA IMAMI, IRAN, 19TH CENTURY

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