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

Overview
An illuminated Qur’an juz (V), Mamluk Egypt or Konya, 14th/15th century

1 An illuminated Qur’an juz (V), Mamluk Egypt or Konya, 14th/15th century

An illuminated Qur’an, copied by ‘Abd al-Latif al-Sayfi Uzbek, Egypt, Mamluk, dated 876 AH/1472 AD

2 An illuminated Qur’an, copied by ‘Abd al-Latif al-Sayfi Uzbek, Egypt, Mamluk, dated 876 AH/1472 AD

An illuminated Qur'an section in Maghribi script, North Africa or Spain, 12th century

3 An illuminated Qur'an section in Maghribi script, North Africa or Spain, 12th century

An illuminated Qur’an juz (I), Turkey, Ottoman, circa 1750-1850

4 An illuminated Qur’an juz (I), Turkey, Ottoman, circa 1750-1850

An illuminated collection of prayers, including Dala’il al-khayrat, copied by Mustafa al-Guzelhisari, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1169 AH/1755-56

5 An illuminated collection of prayers, including Dala’il al-khayrat, copied by Mustafa al-Guzelhisari, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1169 AH/1755-56

An illuminated Qur’an, Persia, Qajar, circa 1800

6 An illuminated Qur’an, Persia, Qajar, circa 1800

A Qur’an, Sub-Saharan West Africa, second half 19th century

7 A Qur’an, Sub-Saharan West Africa, second half 19th century

An illuminated Qur’an, copied by al-Hafiz Ahmad al-Rida'i, Turkey, Ottoman, Edirne, dated 1279 AH/1862-63 AD

8 An illuminated Qur’an, copied by al-Hafiz Ahmad al-Rida'i, Turkey, Ottoman, Edirne, dated 1279 AH/1862-63 AD

An illuminated Qur’an, copied by Mustafa Safwat, student of Mustafa Shukri, Bulgaria, Ottoman, Shumen, dated 1295 AH/1878-79 AD

9 An illuminated Qur’an, copied by Mustafa Safwat, student of Mustafa Shukri, Bulgaria, Ottoman, Shumen, dated 1295 AH/1878-79 AD

A monumental Qur'an leaf in Kufic script, Near East or North Africa, late Umayyad or early Abbasid, circa 750 AD

10 A monumental Qur'an leaf in Kufic script, Near East or North Africa, late Umayyad or early Abbasid, circa 750 AD

A Qur'an leaf in Kufic script on vellum, North Africa or Near East, 9th century

11 A Qur'an leaf in Kufic script on vellum, North Africa or Near East, 9th century

Al-Hasan ibn Bahlul, Kitab al-malhama, Near East, late 13th century

12 Al-Hasan ibn Bahlul, Kitab al-malhama, Near East, late 13th century

An illuminated miniature Qur'an, Iraq, probably Baghdad, Seljuk, dated 27 Muharram [5]54 AH/24 February 1159 AD

13 An illuminated miniature Qur'an, Iraq, probably Baghdad, Seljuk, dated 27 Muharram [5]54 AH/24 February 1159 AD

Abu al-Fadl Dawud ibn Abi al-Bayan al-Isra’ili (d. circa 1240), Mukhtarat min kitab al-hawi (extracts from the medical encyclopedia of al-Razi), Near East, dated [Jumada I] 600 AH/[January-February] 1204 AD

14 Abu al-Fadl Dawud ibn Abi al-Bayan al-Isra’ili (d. circa 1240), Mukhtarat min kitab al-hawi (extracts from the medical encyclopedia of al-Razi), Near East, dated [Jumada I] 600 AH/[January-February] 1204 AD

Two consecutive leaves from the 'Five Surahs', copied by Abu Muhammad 'Abdul Qayyum ibn Muhammad ibn Karamshah-i Tabrizi, Persia or Mesopotamia, probably Baghdad, Jalayrid, circa 1370

15 Two consecutive leaves from the 'Five Surahs', copied by Abu Muhammad 'Abdul Qayyum ibn Muhammad ibn Karamshah-i Tabrizi, Persia or Mesopotamia, probably Baghdad, Jalayrid, circa 1370

Muhammad ibn Isma'il al-Bukhari al-Ja'fi (d.870 AD), Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume Two, signed by Ya'qub ibn Hasan al-Hasani, Persia, Timurid, dated Rabi' al-Awwal 844 AH/August-September 1440 AD

16 Muhammad ibn Isma'il al-Bukhari al-Ja'fi (d.870 AD), Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume Two, signed by Ya'qub ibn Hasan al-Hasani, Persia, Timurid, dated Rabi' al-Awwal 844 AH/August-September 1440 AD

An illuminated miniature Qur'an, copied by Hasan 'Ali ibn Sa'adat ibn Muhammad ibn Sayf al-[Killi] al-Khurasani, Persia, Safavid, dated [19] Rabi' I 925 AH/ [21] March 1519 AD

17 An illuminated miniature Qur'an, copied by Hasan 'Ali ibn Sa'adat ibn Muhammad ibn Sayf al-[Killi] al-Khurasani, Persia, Safavid, dated [19] Rabi' I 925 AH/ [21] March 1519 AD

An illuminated miniature Quran, copied by Husayn ibn Husayn ibn Hasan al-Hasani al-Husayni, Turkey, Ottoman, 16th Century

18 An illuminated miniature Quran, copied by Husayn ibn Husayn ibn Hasan al-Hasani al-Husayni, Turkey, Ottoman, 16th Century

A miniature octagonal Qur'an, Turkey or Persia, Ottoman or Safavid, 16th/17th century

19 A miniature octagonal Qur'an, Turkey or Persia, Ottoman or Safavid, 16th/17th century

Nizami Ganjavi (d.1209), Sharafnameh and Makhzan al-Asrar, signed by Shah Mahmud Nishapuri, Persia, Safavid, dated 940 AH/1533 AD

20 Nizami Ganjavi (d.1209), Sharafnameh and Makhzan al-Asrar, signed by Shah Mahmud Nishapuri, Persia, Safavid, dated 940 AH/1533 AD

An exceptional illuminated Qur'an, copied by Yusuf ibn 'Abdullah student of 'Ala al-Din Muhammad Tabrizi, Persia, Safavid, dated 983 AH/1575-76 AD

21 An exceptional illuminated Qur'an, copied by Yusuf ibn 'Abdullah student of 'Ala al-Din Muhammad Tabrizi, Persia, Safavid, dated 983 AH/1575-76 AD

Amir Khusraw Dehlavi (d.1325), Diwan, signed by Mahmud ibn Ishaq Shahabi, Persia, Safavid, dated 957 AH/1550-51 AD

22 Amir Khusraw Dehlavi (d.1325), Diwan, signed by Mahmud ibn Ishaq Shahabi, Persia, Safavid, dated 957 AH/1550-51 AD

Afdal al-Din Khaqani (d.1186), Tuhfat al-'Iraqayn, copied by 'Abd al-Ghani, probably Herat, Persia, Safavid, dated Muharram 1025 AH/January-February 1616 AD

23 Afdal al-Din Khaqani (d.1186), Tuhfat al-'Iraqayn, copied by 'Abd al-Ghani, probably Herat, Persia, Safavid, dated Muharram 1025 AH/January-February 1616 AD

An illuminated miniature Qur'an in safina form, Persia, Zand, 18th century

24 An illuminated miniature Qur'an in safina form, Persia, Zand, 18th century

A Waqfnama written for Shah Sultan Husayn, attributable to Ahmad al-Nayrizi, Persia, Safavid, dated Rajab 1118 AH/October - November 1706 AD

25 A Waqfnama written for Shah Sultan Husayn, attributable to Ahmad al-Nayrizi, Persia, Safavid, dated Rajab 1118 AH/October - November 1706 AD

An illuminated Ottoman Qur'an, copied by Ahmad ibn Isma'il, Turkey, Ottoman, dated Rajab 1197 AH/June-July 1783 AD

26 An illuminated Ottoman Qur'an, copied by Ahmad ibn Isma'il, Turkey, Ottoman, dated Rajab 1197 AH/June-July 1783 AD

An illuminated Qur'an, India, Mughal, second half 17th century

27 An illuminated Qur'an, India, Mughal, second half 17th century

An illuminated Qur'an, copied by Muhammad Rafi' ibn Fathallah, Persia, Safavid, dated 1098 AH/1686-87 AD

28 An illuminated Qur'an, copied by Muhammad Rafi' ibn Fathallah, Persia, Safavid, dated 1098 AH/1686-87 AD

An illuminated Qur'an juz (XIII), copied by Hajji Maqsud al-Sharif al-Tabrizi, Persia, Safavid, dated 971 AH/1563-64 AD

29 An illuminated Qur'an juz (XIII), copied by Hajji Maqsud al-Sharif al-Tabrizi, Persia, Safavid, dated 971 AH/1563-64 AD

A large illuminated Hilye, signed by Osman, student of Hafiz Osman, Turkey, Ottoman, dated [1]120 AH/1708-09 AD

30 A large illuminated Hilye, signed by Osman, student of Hafiz Osman, Turkey, Ottoman, dated [1]120 AH/1708-09 AD

An illuminated Qur'an, copied by Ibrahim known as Da'imi, student of Sheker-Zade Mehmed Efendi, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1162 AH/1748-49 AD

31 An illuminated Qur'an, copied by Ibrahim known as Da'imi, student of Sheker-Zade Mehmed Efendi, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1162 AH/1748-49 AD

Twenty-seven illuminated Qur'an Ajza', China, 16th/17th century

32 Twenty-seven illuminated Qur'an Ajza', China, 16th/17th century

An illuminated Qur'an, commissioned by Aqa Muhammad Baqir and copied by Murtaza ibn al-Jawad, North India, Kashmir, dated 1237 AH/1821-22 AD

33 An illuminated Qur'an, commissioned by Aqa Muhammad Baqir and copied by Murtaza ibn al-Jawad, North India, Kashmir, dated 1237 AH/1821-22 AD

Afdal al-Din Khaqani (d.1186), Tuhfat al-Iraqayn (A description of the poet's pilgrimage from Shirvan to Mecca), copied by Muhammad Husayn Shirazi, Persia, Tehran, Qajar, dated 1270 AH/1853-54 AD

34 Afdal al-Din Khaqani (d.1186), Tuhfat al-Iraqayn (A description of the poet's pilgrimage from Shirvan to Mecca), copied by Muhammad Husayn Shirazi, Persia, Tehran, Qajar, dated 1270 AH/1853-54 AD

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

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

An illuminated calligraphy, signed by Hafiz Mustafa Nuri, Muezzin to Sultan Abdulmecid (r.1839-61), Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1268 AH/1851-52 AD

36 An illuminated calligraphy, signed by Hafiz Mustafa Nuri, Muezzin to Sultan Abdulmecid (r.1839-61), Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1268 AH/1851-52 AD

An illuminated Qur'an, copied by Al-Hajj Shams Al-Din Al-Rafaqi, student of Isma'il Al-Faris, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1284 AH/1867-68 AD

37 An illuminated Qur'an, copied by Al-Hajj Shams Al-Din Al-Rafaqi, student of Isma'il Al-Faris, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1284 AH/1867-68 AD

An illuminated Qur'an, Turkey, Ottoman, 18th century

38 An illuminated Qur'an, Turkey, Ottoman, 18th century

An illuminated Ruzname (official calendar) prepared by Chief Astrologer (Müneccim-Bashi) Osman Saib Efendi, for Sultan Abdulmecid I (r.1839-61), Turkey, Ottoman, drawn up on Nawruz, 16 Sha'ban 1275 AH/21 March 1859 AD

39 An illuminated Ruzname (official calendar) prepared by Chief Astrologer (Müneccim-Bashi) Osman Saib Efendi, for Sultan Abdulmecid I (r.1839-61), Turkey, Ottoman, drawn up on Nawruz, 16 Sha'ban 1275 AH/21 March 1859 AD

Nizami Ganjavi (d.1209), Khamsa, signed by Muhammad Nuri, Persia, Qajar, dated 1272 AH/1855-56 AD

40 Nizami Ganjavi (d.1209), Khamsa, signed by Muhammad Nuri, Persia, Qajar, dated 1272 AH/1855-56 AD

Folios from an 'Aja'ib al-Makhluqat, an illustration of four angels supporting the throne of heaven (hamlat al-'arsh), Persia, Timurid, 15th century

41 Folios from an 'Aja'ib al-Makhluqat, an illustration of four angels supporting the throne of heaven (hamlat al-'arsh), Persia, Timurid, 15th century

Mir Hasan Dihlavi, Sihr al-Bayan, ‘The Enchantment of Story-telling’, North India, Awadh, early 19th century

42 Mir Hasan Dihlavi, Sihr al-Bayan, ‘The Enchantment of Story-telling’, North India, Awadh, early 19th century

An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: The fire ordeal of Siyavush, Persia, Qazwin, Safavid, last quarter 16th century

43 An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: The fire ordeal of Siyavush, Persia, Qazwin, Safavid, last quarter 16th century

An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: The siege of the citadel of Afrasiyab by Kay Khusrau, Persia, Qazwin, Safavid, last quarter 16th century

44 An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: The siege of the citadel of Afrasiyab by Kay Khusrau, Persia, Qazwin, Safavid, last quarter 16th century

An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: The arrival of Rustam before Kay Khusrau, Persia, Qazwin, Safavid, last quarter 16th century

45 An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: The arrival of Rustam before Kay Khusrau, Persia, Qazwin, Safavid, last quarter 16th century

An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: Luhrasp enthroned, Persia, Qazwin, Safavid, last quarter 16th century

46 An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: Luhrasp enthroned, Persia, Qazwin, Safavid, last quarter 16th century

An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: Yazdgerd, the sinner (bezeh-kar), the brother of Bahram, enthroned, Persia, Qazwin, Safavid, last quarter 16th century

47 An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: Yazdgerd, the sinner (bezeh-kar), the brother of Bahram, enthroned, Persia, Qazwin, Safavid, last quarter 16th century

An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: Kaveh enters Zahhak’s court to demand the release of his son, Persia, Qazwin, Safavid, last quarter 16th century

48 An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: Kaveh enters Zahhak’s court to demand the release of his son, Persia, Qazwin, Safavid, last quarter 16th century