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

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A large calligraphic Samanid pottery dish, Nishapur or Samarqand, 10th century

1. A large calligraphic Samanid pottery dish, Nishapur or Samarqand, 10th century

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

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

A Qur'an leaf in Kufic script on vellum, North Africa or Andalusia, 9th/10th century

3. A Qur'an leaf in Kufic script on vellum, North Africa or Andalusia, 9th/10th century

A large calligraphic Samanid pottery bowl, Nishapur or Samarqand, 10th century

4. A large calligraphic Samanid pottery bowl, Nishapur or Samarqand, 10th century

A Qur’an section in Eastern Kufic, Persia or Central Asia, Ghaznavid, circa 1092

5. A Qur’an section in Eastern Kufic, Persia or Central Asia, Ghaznavid, circa 1092

A calligraphic pottery dish, Eastern Persia or Transoxiana, 10th century

6. A calligraphic pottery dish, Eastern Persia or Transoxiana, 10th century

A large bowl with an inscription in floriated Kufic, Eastern Persia or Transoxiana, 10th/11th century

7. A large bowl with an inscription in floriated Kufic, Eastern Persia or Transoxiana, 10th/11th century

An Abbasid pottery bowl with a Kufic Inscription, Iraq, 9th century

8. An Abbasid pottery bowl with a Kufic Inscription, Iraq, 9th century

Abu Muhammad Al-Qasim ibn Ali Muhammad ibn Uthman Al-Hariri (d.1122), also known as al-Hariri al-Basri, al-Maqamat (second half), Near East, dated 2 Sha’ban 615 AH/24 October 1218 AD

9. Abu Muhammad Al-Qasim ibn Ali Muhammad ibn Uthman Al-Hariri (d.1122), also known as al-Hariri al-Basri, al-Maqamat (second half), Near East, dated 2 Sha’ban 615 AH/24 October 1218 AD

Diya' al-Din Abu Muhammad ‘Abdullah ibn Ahmed al-Malaqi, known as Ibn Al-Baytar (d.1248 AD), Kitab al-jami' li-mufradat al-adwiyah wa'l-aghdhiyah ('The Compendium on Simple Drugs and Foodstuffs'), Near East, circa 1300

10. Diya' al-Din Abu Muhammad ‘Abdullah ibn Ahmed al-Malaqi, known as Ibn Al-Baytar (d.1248 AD), Kitab al-jami' li-mufradat al-adwiyah wa'l-aghdhiyah ('The Compendium on Simple Drugs and Foodstuffs'), Near East, circa 1300

An illuminated miniature Qur'an in ghubar script, copied by Yahya ibn ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Ja’fari al-Tayyari al-Baghdadi, known as ibn al-Nour, Mesopotamia, Jalayirid, dated Sha’ban 744 AH/December 1343 AD

11. An illuminated miniature Qur'an in ghubar script, copied by Yahya ibn ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Ja’fari al-Tayyari al-Baghdadi, known as ibn al-Nour, Mesopotamia, Jalayirid, dated Sha’ban 744 AH/December 1343 AD

‘Abdallah ibn Ahmad ibn Mahmud al-Nasfi, Kitab al-musfa shareh manzuma, on Hanafi fiqh, Near East, dated end of 676 AH/1277-78 AD

12. ‘Abdallah ibn Ahmad ibn Mahmud al-Nasfi, Kitab al-musfa shareh manzuma, on Hanafi fiqh, Near East, dated end of 676 AH/1277-78 AD

A view of Mecca, India, Gujarat, Kutch, last quarter 18th century

13. A view of Mecca, India, Gujarat, Kutch, last quarter 18th century

A view of Medina, India, Gujarat, Kutch, last quarter 18th century

14. A view of Medina, India, Gujarat, Kutch, last quarter 18th century

Abd al-Aziz ibn Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn Jama’ah al-Kinani I'zz al-Din Abu Omar (d.1365-66), Kitab al-mukhtasar al-kabir fi sirah al-Rasul (a biography of The Prophet), Near East, Mamluk, late 14th/15th century

15. Abd al-Aziz ibn Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn Jama’ah al-Kinani I'zz al-Din Abu Omar (d.1365-66), Kitab al-mukhtasar al-kabir fi sirah al-Rasul (a biography of The Prophet), Near East, Mamluk, late 14th/15th century

A pair of Ottoman silk calligraphic textiles from the Tomb of the Prophet Muhammad, Turkey, 17th/18th century

16. A pair of Ottoman silk calligraphic textiles from the Tomb of the Prophet Muhammad, Turkey, 17th/18th century

Zayn al-Din Jurjani (d.1136 AD), Zakhirah-i Khwarazmshahi ('Treasury dedicated to the King of Khwarazmshahi'), an encyclopaedia of medical science, books VII-X, copied by Faseeh ibn Afsah ibn Ahmed ibn Masoud al-Burwajurdi, Persia, Timurid, dated 835 AH/1431-32 AD

17. Zayn al-Din Jurjani (d.1136 AD), Zakhirah-i Khwarazmshahi ('Treasury dedicated to the King of Khwarazmshahi'), an encyclopaedia of medical science, books VII-X, copied by Faseeh ibn Afsah ibn Ahmed ibn Masoud al-Burwajurdi, Persia, Timurid, dated 835 AH/1431-32 AD

Abu ‘Ali al-Husayn ibn ‘Abdallah ibn al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali ibn Sina, known as Avicenna (d.1037), Kitab qanun fi’l tibb (The Canon of Medicine), Near East, probably Beirut, 1856, A rare complete copy of Ibn Sina’s Qanun, transcribed from the Typographia Medicaea’s copy dated 1593.

18. Abu ‘Ali al-Husayn ibn ‘Abdallah ibn al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali ibn Sina, known as Avicenna (d.1037), Kitab qanun fi’l tibb (The Canon of Medicine), Near East, probably Beirut, 1856, A rare complete copy of Ibn Sina’s Qanun, transcribed from the Typographia Medicaea’s copy dated 1593.

A compilation of Arab literary texts, Iraq or Near East, giving the name Yaq'ut al-Musta'simi, 13th/14th century, with later illumination, Mughal India or Safavid Persia, 16th/17th century

19. A compilation of Arab literary texts, Iraq or Near East, giving the name Yaq'ut al-Musta'simi, 13th/14th century, with later illumination, Mughal India or Safavid Persia, 16th/17th century

An illuminated collection of prayers, copied by Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Qadir ibn ‘Ali ibn Yusuf al-Fasi, North Africa or Andalusia, dated 1007 AH/1598-99 AD

20. An illuminated collection of prayers, copied by Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Qadir ibn ‘Ali ibn Yusuf al-Fasi, North Africa or Andalusia, dated 1007 AH/1598-99 AD

Three Qur’an ajza’ (XI, XV and XX), Persia or Turkey, Safavid or Ottoman, circa 1600

21. Three Qur’an ajza’ (XI, XV and XX), Persia or Turkey, Safavid or Ottoman, circa 1600

A miniature illuminated Qur’an, India, Sultanate, 15th/16th century

22. A miniature illuminated Qur’an, India, Sultanate, 15th/16th century

An illuminated miniature Qur’an, copied by ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Ashur, Persia, Qajar, dated 1235 AH/1819-20 AD

23. An illuminated miniature Qur’an, copied by ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Ashur, Persia, Qajar, dated 1235 AH/1819-20 AD

An illuminated Qur'an Juz' (XX), ascribed to Immatullah, China, dated 1033 AH/1623 AD

24. An illuminated Qur'an Juz' (XX), ascribed to Immatullah, China, dated 1033 AH/1623 AD

An illuminated Qur’an, Persia, Safavid and Qajar, second half 16th and 19th century

25. An illuminated Qur’an, Persia, Safavid and Qajar, second half 16th and 19th century

An illuminated Qur’an juz’ (XXX), copied by Muhammad ibn Hasan, known as Kamal, Persia, Safavid, dated 930 AH/1523-24 AD

26. An illuminated Qur’an juz’ (XXX), copied by Muhammad ibn Hasan, known as Kamal, Persia, Safavid, dated 930 AH/1523-24 AD

Ashab-i bedir, the Companions of the Battle of Badr, copied by Ahmad al-Shawqi (Ahmed Şevki) Efendi, student of the palace tutor Muhammad al-Rushdi (Mehmed Rüşdü), Ottoman Turkey, dated 1257 AH/1841-2 AD

27. Ashab-i bedir, the Companions of the Battle of Badr, copied by Ahmad al-Shawqi (Ahmed Şevki) Efendi, student of the palace tutor Muhammad al-Rushdi (Mehmed Rüşdü), Ottoman Turkey, dated 1257 AH/1841-2 AD

An illuminated Qur'an, copied by Muhammad al-Said al-Qanawi, Turkey, Ottoman, probably Konya, dated rabi' II 1150 AH/1737 AD

28. An illuminated Qur'an, copied by Muhammad al-Said al-Qanawi, Turkey, Ottoman, probably Konya, dated rabi' II 1150 AH/1737 AD

A large Ottoman illuminated genealogical scroll (silsilname), period of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent (r.1520-66), Turkey, circa 1560

29. A large Ottoman illuminated genealogical scroll (silsilname), period of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent (r.1520-66), Turkey, circa 1560

A large illuminated Qur’an, India, Mughal, early 18th century

30. A large illuminated Qur’an, India, Mughal, early 18th century

A Ruzname (official calendar) prepared by Chief Astrologer (Müneccim-Bashi) Osman Saib Efendi, for Sultan Abdulaziz (r.1861-76), Turkey, Ottoman, drawn up on Nawruz, Friday 20 Ramadan 1278 AH/21 March 1862 AD

31. A Ruzname (official calendar) prepared by Chief Astrologer (Müneccim-Bashi) Osman Saib Efendi, for Sultan Abdulaziz (r.1861-76), Turkey, Ottoman, drawn up on Nawruz, Friday 20 Ramadan 1278 AH/21 March 1862 AD

An illuminated Qur’an, North India, Kashmir, 19th century

32. An illuminated Qur’an, North India, Kashmir, 19th century

An illuminated Qur’an, commissioned by Mukhbir al-Dawlah, the Minister of Science and copied by Muhammad al-Musawi known as Hindi, Persia, Qajar, dated 1305 AH/1887-88 AD

33. An illuminated Qur’an, commissioned by Mukhbir al-Dawlah, the Minister of Science and copied by Muhammad al-Musawi known as Hindi, Persia, Qajar, dated 1305 AH/1887-88 AD

Shaykh Muslih al-Din Sa'di (d.1291-92), Kulliyat (Collected Works), Persia, Qajar, 19th century

34. Shaykh Muslih al-Din Sa'di (d.1291-92), Kulliyat (Collected Works), Persia, Qajar, 19th century

Hafiz (d.1390), Diwan, commissioned by Muhammad Ja’far Khan, copied by Fath'ali al-Shirazi, pen-named Hijab, in the Dar al-‘Ilm, Shiraz, Qajar Persia, dated 1267 AH/1850-51 AD.

35. Hafiz (d.1390), Diwan, commissioned by Muhammad Ja’far Khan, copied by Fath'ali al-Shirazi, pen-named Hijab, in the Dar al-‘Ilm, Shiraz, Qajar Persia, dated 1267 AH/1850-51 AD.

A compilation of summaries of treaties concluded between Persia and Britain, France and Russia, prepared for Farrokh Khan Ghaffari, Persia, Tehran, Qajar, mid-19th century

36. A compilation of summaries of treaties concluded between Persia and Britain, France and Russia, prepared for Farrokh Khan Ghaffari, Persia, Tehran, Qajar, mid-19th century

An illuminated Qur’an on green paper, North India, dated 1311 AH/1893-94 AD

37. An illuminated Qur’an on green paper, North India, dated 1311 AH/1893-94 AD

Nizami (d.1209), Khamsa, copied by Khwaja Mir ibn Shams al-Din Muhammad Munshi Astarabadi, Persia, Safavid, dated 966 AH/1558-9 AD

38. Nizami (d.1209), Khamsa, copied by Khwaja Mir ibn Shams al-Din Muhammad Munshi Astarabadi, Persia, Safavid, dated 966 AH/1558-9 AD

An illuminated page from a divan of Sultan Husayn Mirza Bayqara, with découpage nasta'liq calligraphy, Eastern Persia, Herat, circa 1490

39. An illuminated page from a divan of Sultan Husayn Mirza Bayqara, with découpage nasta'liq calligraphy, Eastern Persia, Herat, circa 1490

Firdausi, abridged Shahnameh, India, sub-imperial Mughal, circa 1650 and later

40. Firdausi, abridged Shahnameh, India, sub-imperial Mughal, circa 1650 and later

‘Abdullah Ansari, The Nasa’ih (Councils), copied by Shah Mahmud Nishapuri, Persia, Tabriz, Safavid, dated 953 AH/1546-47 AD

41. ‘Abdullah Ansari, The Nasa’ih (Councils), copied by Shah Mahmud Nishapuri, Persia, Tabriz, Safavid, dated 953 AH/1546-47 AD

An illuminated leaf from the Farhang-i Jahangiri (Persian dictionary) of Jalal al-Din Husain Inju, India, Mughal, first quarter 17th century

42. An illuminated leaf from the Farhang-i Jahangiri (Persian dictionary) of Jalal al-Din Husain Inju, India, Mughal, first quarter 17th century

An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: Zahhak wounds Jamshid in battle, Persia, Shiraz, Safavid, mid-16th century

43. An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: Zahhak wounds Jamshid in battle, Persia, Shiraz, Safavid, mid-16th century

An illustrated and illuminated leaf from the Tarikh-i 'alam-ara-yi Abbasi of Iskander Bayg Munshi: the Uzbek army storms the fort of Isfarain, Persia, Isfahan, Safavid, circa 1650

44. An illustrated and illuminated leaf from the Tarikh-i 'alam-ara-yi Abbasi of Iskander Bayg Munshi: the Uzbek army storms the fort of Isfarain, Persia, Isfahan, Safavid, circa 1650

A European crusader on horseback, India, Mughal, circa 1600

45. A European crusader on horseback, India, Mughal, circa 1600

An illustration from Prince Khurram's Album: Two musicians playing, India, Mughal, circa 1600-10, the calligraphy signed by Khurram (later known as Shah Jahan), dated 1016 AH/1607-08 AD

46. An illustration from Prince Khurram's Album: Two musicians playing, India, Mughal, circa 1600-10, the calligraphy signed by Khurram (later known as Shah Jahan), dated 1016 AH/1607-08 AD

A rider attacking stampeding elephants, India, Mughal, 17th century

47. A rider attacking stampeding elephants, India, Mughal, 17th century

An illustration to a Ragamala series: Vasant Ragini, India, Sub-imperial Mughal, circa 1630

48. An illustration to a Ragamala series: Vasant Ragini, India, Sub-imperial Mughal, circa 1630