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Detail of a decorative page from a 16th century Qur’an

Detail of a decorative page from a 16th century Qur’an

Left side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece from the Walters manuscript (W.559) is comprised of two rectangles surrounded by a trefoil border in grisaille. The inner border is gold strapwork with blue squares. The central area is an intricate design of geometric forms and arabesques in blue, black, gold, and green. Inscribed by Mubarakshah ibn Qutb in AD1323, Ilkhanid, Iran.

Left side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece from the Walters manuscript (W.559) is comprised of two rectangles surrounded by a trefoil border in grisaille. The inner border is gold strapwork with blue squares. The central area is an intricate design of geometric forms and arabesques in blue, black, gold, and green. Inscribed by Mubarakshah ibn Qutb in AD1323, Ilkhanid, Iran.

Classic Persian Art -----beautiful  source of textiles

Classic Persian Art -----beautiful source of textiles

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)

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)

Mir Ali Haravi: Folio from the Kevorkian Album [Uzbekistan] (55.121.10.7V) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mir Ali Haravi: Folio from the Kevorkian Album [Uzbekistan] (55.121.10.7V) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mughal shamsas (“suns”).

Mughal shamsas (“suns”).

Cod. Trübner 8  Sāmnāme ; Firdausī: Šāhnāme  Indien, 1819 (H: 1235)  Die Blätter 354/355 fehlen.  Wissenschaftliche Beschreibung Deutsches Inhaltsverzeichnis Liste der Miniaturen Sammlung Zitierlink: http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/codtruebner8 i URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-diglit-197201 i  Metadaten: METS

Cod. Trübner 8 Sāmnāme ; Firdausī: Šāhnāme Indien, 1819 (H: 1235) Die Blätter 354/355 fehlen. Wissenschaftliche Beschreibung Deutsches Inhaltsverzeichnis Liste der Miniaturen Sammlung Zitierlink: http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/codtruebner8 i URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-diglit-197201 i Metadaten: METS

Illuminated Page (Right Side). Digital Collections of the Berlin State Library:

Illuminated Page (Right Side). Digital Collections of the Berlin State Library:

Illuminated Manuscript, Collection of poems (masnavi), Walters Art Museum Ms. W. 626, fol. 161b

Illuminated Manuscript, Collection of poems (masnavi), Walters Art Museum Ms. W. 626, fol. 161b

STAR GATES: In a Flying Position? with cup and wine flask. Ottoman period . Ink, color wash and gold on paper. H: 18.0 W: 13.5 cm. Probably Istanbul, Turkey  Museums of Asian Art

STAR GATES: In a Flying Position? with cup and wine flask. Ottoman period . Ink, color wash and gold on paper. H: 18.0 W: 13.5 cm. Probably Istanbul, Turkey Museums of Asian Art

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