Arts of the Islamic World & India including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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Arts of the Islamic World & India including Fine Rugs and Carpets

Arts of the Islamic World & India including Fine Rugs and Carpets

Arts of the Islamic World & India including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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A Qur'an leaf in gold Kufic script on vellum, Near East, 10th century

1. A Qur'an leaf in gold Kufic script on vellum, Near East, 10th century

A Qur’an leaf in Kufic script on vellum, North Africa or Near East, 9th/10th century AD

2. A Qur’an leaf in Kufic script on vellum, North Africa or Near East, 9th/10th century AD

An inscribed bone fragment, probably Near East or North Africa, circa 9th/10th century

3. An inscribed bone fragment, probably Near East or North Africa, circa 9th/10th century

A large Qur'an leaf in muhaqqaq script on pink paper, Egypt, Mamluk, circa 728 AH/1327 AD

5. A large Qur'an leaf in muhaqqaq script on pink paper, Egypt, Mamluk, circa 728 AH/1327 AD

A Qur’an leaf attributed to Arghun al-Kamili, Iraq, Baghdad, mid 14th century

6. A Qur’an leaf attributed to Arghun al-Kamili, Iraq, Baghdad, mid 14th century

A bifolium from the ‘Five Surahs’, copied by Abu Muhammad ‘Abdul Qayyum ibn Muhammad ibn Karamshah-i Tabrizi, Persia or Mesopotamia, probably Baghdad, Jalayrid, circa 1370

7. A bifolium from the ‘Five Surahs’, copied by Abu Muhammad ‘Abdul Qayyum ibn Muhammad ibn Karamshah-i Tabrizi, Persia or Mesopotamia, probably Baghdad, Jalayrid, circa 1370

An illuminated Mamluk Qur'an juz' (VII), Egypt or Syria, 14th century

8. An illuminated Mamluk Qur'an juz' (VII), Egypt or Syria, 14th century

A fine illuminated Qur'an made for the chief justice of Jerusalem and Nablus, copied by Abu al-Fadl Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab al-Shafi al-Sunbati al-Araj, Egypt, Mamluk, dated 920 AH/1514 AD

9. A fine illuminated Qur'an made for the chief justice of Jerusalem and Nablus, copied by Abu al-Fadl Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab al-Shafi al-Sunbati al-Araj, Egypt, Mamluk, dated 920 AH/1514 AD

Al-Sharif ibn al-Sharif Daftar Kwan al-Tusi al-‘Adili Ali ibn Muhammad ibn al-Reza ibn Muhammad al-Husayni al-Musawi (d.1257 AD), Alf Ghulam wa-Ghulam (A Thousand and One Loveable Boys), Near East, 13th century

10. Al-Sharif ibn al-Sharif Daftar Kwan al-Tusi al-‘Adili Ali ibn Muhammad ibn al-Reza ibn Muhammad al-Husayni al-Musawi (d.1257 AD), Alf Ghulam wa-Ghulam (A Thousand and One Loveable Boys), Near East, 13th century

Baha Al-Din Muhammad-i Walad (1226-1312 AD), Ibtida-nama (The Book of the Beginning) (completed in 1291 AD), attributable to Muhammad ibn 'Abdullah al-Konawi al-Waladi, Anatolia, probably Konya, late 13th century

11. Baha Al-Din Muhammad-i Walad (1226-1312 AD), Ibtida-nama (The Book of the Beginning) (completed in 1291 AD), attributable to Muhammad ibn 'Abdullah al-Konawi al-Waladi, Anatolia, probably Konya, late 13th century

Zakariyya ibn Muhammad ibn Mahmud al-Qazwini (d.1283 AD), Aja'ib al-Makhluqat wa Ghara'ib al-Mawjudat (Wonders of Created Things and Marvels of Existing Beings), on cosmology and natural history, Egypt or Syria, Mamluk, circa 1450-75

12. Zakariyya ibn Muhammad ibn Mahmud al-Qazwini (d.1283 AD), Aja'ib al-Makhluqat wa Ghara'ib al-Mawjudat (Wonders of Created Things and Marvels of Existing Beings), on cosmology and natural history, Egypt or Syria, Mamluk, circa 1450-75

‘Ibn Battuta (d.1377), Tuhfat an-nuzzar fi ghara’ib al-amsar wa ‘aja’ib asfar, an abridgement of The Travels, copied by Muhammad ibn ‘Ali ibn Muhammad al-Zizi, North Africa, dated middle of Ramadan 1068 AH/1657-58 AD

13. ‘Ibn Battuta (d.1377), Tuhfat an-nuzzar fi ghara’ib al-amsar wa ‘aja’ib asfar, an abridgement of The Travels, copied by Muhammad ibn ‘Ali ibn Muhammad al-Zizi, North Africa, dated middle of Ramadan 1068 AH/1657-58 AD

A compendium of works relating to the Hajj, including Muhyi al-Din Lari (d.1526-27), Futuh al-Haramayn, probably Central Asia, probably Bukhara, first part dated 1142 AH/1729 AD

14. A compendium of works relating to the Hajj, including Muhyi al-Din Lari (d.1526-27), Futuh al-Haramayn, probably Central Asia, probably Bukhara, first part dated 1142 AH/1729 AD

Sir John Chardin, The first European representations of Mecca and Medina, late 17th century

15. Sir John Chardin, The first European representations of Mecca and Medina, late 17th century

A view of Mecca, signed by Kuleqabulu Seyyid Yahya Efendi, Turkey, dated 1255 AH/1839-40 AD

16. A view of Mecca, signed by Kuleqabulu Seyyid Yahya Efendi, Turkey, dated 1255 AH/1839-40 AD

Three monumental Ottoman silk calligraphic tomb covers, Turkey, 17th century

17. Three monumental Ottoman silk calligraphic tomb covers, Turkey, 17th century

A large and important illuminated Qur’an, copied by Ahmad al-Rumi, probably Herat, dated 851 AH/1447 AD

18. A large and important illuminated Qur’an, copied by Ahmad al-Rumi, probably Herat, dated 851 AH/1447 AD

Mir 'Ali Shir Nava'i (d.1501), Diwan gharaib al-sighar (Wonders of Childhood), Persia, Timurid, Herat, late 15th-early 16th century

19. Mir 'Ali Shir Nava'i (d.1501), Diwan gharaib al-sighar (Wonders of Childhood), Persia, Timurid, Herat, late 15th-early 16th century

A large illuminated Qur'an, North India, Sultanate, late 14th/15th century

20. A large illuminated Qur'an, North India, Sultanate, late 14th/15th century

A large illuminated Qur'an, copied by Abdullah al-Qadir al-Husayni, Persia, Safavid, Shiraz, 16th century

21. A large illuminated Qur'an, copied by Abdullah al-Qadir al-Husayni, Persia, Safavid, Shiraz, 16th century

An illuminated Qur’an, North India, Mughal, 17th century

22. An illuminated Qur’an, North India, Mughal, 17th century

An illuminated prayer book in safina form, Persia, Safavid, circa 1700

23. An illuminated prayer book in safina form, Persia, Safavid, circa 1700

An illuminated Qur'an, Persia, Qajar, second half 19th century

24. An illuminated Qur'an, Persia, Qajar, second half 19th century

Two illuminated manuscripts: 1) A collection of prayers (Al-Sahifah Al-Sajjadiyyah), copied by Muhammad Shafi', Persia, Safavid, dated 1131 AH/1719; 2) Jalal Al-Din Muhammad Rumi (d.1273 AD), The Six Books of the Mathnawi, copied by Mulla Adineh Shirazi, Persia, Qajar, dated 1253 AH/1838 AD

25. Two illuminated manuscripts: 1) A collection of prayers (Al-Sahifah Al-Sajjadiyyah), copied by Muhammad Shafi', Persia, Safavid, dated 1131 AH/1719; 2) Jalal Al-Din Muhammad Rumi (d.1273 AD), The Six Books of the Mathnawi, copied by Mulla Adineh Shirazi, Persia, Qajar, dated 1253 AH/1838 AD

A fine illuminated Qur’an, copied by Suyolcuzade Mustafa Eyyubi, Turkey, Ottoman, circa 1675

26. A fine illuminated Qur’an, copied by Suyolcuzade Mustafa Eyyubi, Turkey, Ottoman, circa 1675

An illuminated collection of prayers, signed by Mehmed Nouri, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1244 AH/1828 AD

27. An illuminated collection of prayers, signed by Mehmed Nouri, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1244 AH/1828 AD

An illuminated almanac written for and presented to Sultan Mehmed V Reshad (r.1909-18), Turkey, Ottoman, dated jumada al-awwal 1335 AH/March 1917 AD

28. An illuminated almanac written for and presented to Sultan Mehmed V Reshad (r.1909-18), Turkey, Ottoman, dated jumada al-awwal 1335 AH/March 1917 AD

Shaykh Muslih al-Din Sa’di (d.1291/92 AD), Kulliyat (Collected Works), an illustrated and illuminated manuscript, India, probably Delhi, circa 1800

29. Shaykh Muslih al-Din Sa’di (d.1291/92 AD), Kulliyat (Collected Works), an illustrated and illuminated manuscript, India, probably Delhi, circa 1800

Sharf-e Qazvini, Tarikh-e Mu'jam (A History of Persia from Kayumarth to Anushirvan), signed by Muhammad Husayn al-Husayni Shirazi, Persia, probably Shiraz, dated 1261 AH/1845-46 AD

30. Sharf-e Qazvini, Tarikh-e Mu'jam (A History of Persia from Kayumarth to Anushirvan), signed by Muhammad Husayn al-Husayni Shirazi, Persia, probably Shiraz, dated 1261 AH/1845-46 AD

A quarter section (ruba') of the Qur’an (II), North Africa, probably Morocco, 18th century

31. A quarter section (ruba') of the Qur’an (II), North Africa, probably Morocco, 18th century

A large illuminated Qur'an, Indonesia, North Sumatra, Aceh, late 19th century

32. A large illuminated Qur'an, Indonesia, North Sumatra, Aceh, late 19th century

Two Qajar lacquer pen-boxes (qalamdan), Persia, mid-19th century and circa 1900

33. Two Qajar lacquer pen-boxes (qalamdan), Persia, mid-19th century and circa 1900

Two fine Ottoman tortoiseshell and amber prayer beads (tesbih), Turkey, circa 1900

34. Two fine Ottoman tortoiseshell and amber prayer beads (tesbih), Turkey, circa 1900

A finely illuminated calligraphic folio from the Bustan of Sa'di, copied by 'Ali Al-Husayni Al-Katib, Persia, Herat, Safavid, dated 932 AH/1525-26 AD

35. A finely illuminated calligraphic folio from the Bustan of Sa'di, copied by 'Ali Al-Husayni Al-Katib, Persia, Herat, Safavid, dated 932 AH/1525-26 AD

A calligraphic composition in the form of a lion, Persia, 19th/20th century

36. A calligraphic composition in the form of a lion, Persia, 19th/20th century

An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh (The Second Small Shahnameh): Rustam kills Sudabah before Kay Kavous, Persia or Baghdad, Ilkhanid, circa 1300

37. An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh (The Second Small Shahnameh): Rustam kills Sudabah before Kay Kavous, Persia or Baghdad, Ilkhanid, circa 1300

An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Nizami's Khamsa: Khosrow spies Shirin bathing, Persia, Safavid, Qazwin, mid-16th century

38. An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Nizami's Khamsa: Khosrow spies Shirin bathing, Persia, Safavid, Qazwin, mid-16th century

A portrait of the Emperor Shah Jahan (r.1628-58), India, Mughal, mid-17th century

39. A portrait of the Emperor Shah Jahan (r.1628-58), India, Mughal, mid-17th century

An important 114-page album of Mughal miniatures and calligraphy, India, late 17th and 18th century

40. An important 114-page album of Mughal miniatures and calligraphy, India, late 17th and 18th century

An illustration to a nayika series: A lady with deer, North India, Basohli, late 17th century

41. An illustration to a nayika series: A lady with deer, North India, Basohli, late 17th century

A prince receives a message, India, Pahari, Kangra, early 19th century

42. A prince receives a message, India, Pahari, Kangra, early 19th century

A seated portrait of Raja Abhiraj Singh Jaswal (r. circa 1765-70) of Jaswan, North India, Kangra, circa 1760-70

43. A seated portrait of Raja Abhiraj Singh Jaswal (r. circa 1765-70) of Jaswan, North India, Kangra, circa 1760-70

The court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, ascribed to Bishan Singh (d. circa 1900), North India, Lahore or Amritsar, dated 1927 VS/circa 1870-71 AD

44. The court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, ascribed to Bishan Singh (d. circa 1900), North India, Lahore or Amritsar, dated 1927 VS/circa 1870-71 AD

Nath Singh seated on a terrace with courtiers, India, Rajasthan, Jodhpur, circa 1750

45. Nath Singh seated on a terrace with courtiers, India, Rajasthan, Jodhpur, circa 1750

A seated musician, India, Rajasthan, Kota, 19th century

46. A seated musician, India, Rajasthan, Kota, 19th century

A view of Paris, North-west India, probably Jaipur, late 18th century

47. A view of Paris, North-west India, probably Jaipur, late 18th century

Three pietra dura architectural studies from Mughal monuments, by an Agra artist, North India, Company School, circa 1820

48. Three pietra dura architectural studies from Mughal monuments, by an Agra artist, North India, Company School, circa 1820

A view of the Taj Mahal from the southwest, by an Agra artist, North India, Company School, circa 1810-15

49. A view of the Taj Mahal from the southwest, by an Agra artist, North India, Company School, circa 1810-15