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This frontpiece is from an illuminated copy of the Qur’an (723 AH / 1323 CE - Walters Ms. W.559) by Mubārakshāh ibn Quṭb, honored with the epithet zarrīn qalam (golden pen). Mubārakshāh ibn Quṭb was one of the six pupils of the illustrious calligrapher Yāqūt al-Mustaʿṣimī (d. 698 AH / 1298 CE). Source: http://facebook.com/intricateworks

treasures-and-beauty: “ This frontpiece is from an illuminated copy of the Qur’an AH / 1323 CE - Walters Ms. by Mubārakshāh ibn Quṭb, honored with the epithet zarrīn qalam (golden pen). Mubārakshāh ibn Quṭb was one of the six pupils of.

Eastern ornament vector by Olga Rutko, via Shutterstock

Eastern ornament vector by Olga Rutko, via Shutterstock stella-stroy-dv.

Illuminated frontispiece of a Quran, Baghdad, ca 1001

Carpet Pages and The Private Library: The Islamic example, via the Chester Beatty Library, is from an century CE Koran:

Islamic Patterns, Tile Patterns, Pattern Art, Fabric Patterns, Pattern Design, Persian Pattern, Turkish Art, Decoupage Paper, Pattern Background

Illuminated Frontipiece of a Manuscript of the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) (image 3) | calligrapher: Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi; illuminator: Zain al-'Abidin al-Tabrizi; author: Farid al-Din `Attar | text: dated A.H. 892/ A.D. 1487; illumination: ca. 1600 | Iran, Isfahan; present-day Afghanistan, Herat | ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 63.210.1

Illuminated Frontipiece of a Manuscript of the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) (image

Folio from the Manuscript of the Qasida in Praise of ‘Abdullah Qutb Shah of Golconda / India mid-17th c.

Calligrapher: ‘Ali ibn Naqi al-Husaini Damghani - Folio from the Manuscript of the Qasida in Praise of ‘Abdullah Qutb Shah of Golconda c.

This panel of calligraphy conforms closely to the type probably established by the celebrated calligrapher Sultan cAli about forty or fifty years earlier. The border illumination is signed by the artist Daulat, who executed paintings and marginalia for three generations of Mughal emperors, from Akbar to Shah Jahan. Mir cAli was both the calligrapher and author

Folio from the Kevorkian Album, ca. 1540 Bukhara, Uzbekistan Calligraphy signed by Mir cAli Haravi Ink, gold, and colors on paper;

Hizb (Litany) of An-Nawawi Author: An-Nawawi Calligrapher: Muhammad al-Amin Object Name: Non-illustrated manuscript Date: dated A.H. 1152/ A.D. 1739 Geography: Turkey, Istanbul Culture: Islamic Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

This Ottoman devotional manual, the Hizb al-Nawawi, is a later copy of a book of…

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