An Ottoman Drawing of a Peri, attributable to Veli Can, Turkey, 16th century Gouache heightened with gold on paper, depicting a seated peri before a bowl of fruit, with large feathery wings and leafy hat, inscribed 'perizad' above, bordered in gold, outer margins filled with large leafy outlines in gold, reverse with a text box with 8 lines of flowing nasta'liq script in black ink, sprinkled with gold drawing: 12.1 by 6.8cm. leaf: 19.6 by 12.5cm.

An Ottoman Drawing of a Peri, attributable to Veli Can, Turkey, 16th century Gouache heightened with gold on paper, depicting a seated peri before a bowl of fruit, with large feathery wings and leafy hat, inscribed 'perizad' above, bordered in gold, outer margins filled with large leafy outlines in gold, reverse with a text box with 8 lines of flowing nasta'liq script in black ink, sprinkled with gold drawing: 12.1 by 6.8cm. leaf: 19.6 by 12.5cm.

An angel seated on a carpet Bukhara, Shaybanid dynasty about 1550 AD Opaque watercolour, gold, and ink on paper

An angel seated on a carpet Bukhara, Shaybanid dynasty about 1550 AD Opaque watercolour, gold, and ink on paper

mid-16 c. Portrait of a Woman Tempura on paper. Dimensions: H. 16 7/8 in. (42.8 cm) W. 10 1/4 in. (26 in.) Accession Number: 52.20.6.

mid-16 c. Portrait of a Woman Tempura on paper. Dimensions: H. 16 7/8 in. (42.8 cm) W. 10 1/4 in. (26 in.) Accession Number: 52.20.6.

mid-16 c. Portrait of a Woman Tempura on paper. Dimensions: H. 16 7/8 in. (42.8 cm) W. 10 1/4 in. (26 in.) Accession Number: 52.20.6.

mid-16 c. Portrait of a Woman Tempura on paper. Dimensions: H. 16 7/8 in. (42.8 cm) W. 10 1/4 in. (26 in.) Accession Number: 52.20.6.

Persian (Safavid), Seated Artist, about 1600. Watercolor with gold on paper, 20x14.4 cm. Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah at the Kuwait National Museum, Kuwait

Persian (Safavid), Seated Artist, about 1600. Watercolor with gold on paper, 20x14.4 cm. Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah at the Kuwait National Museum, Kuwait

Persian (Safavid), Seated Artist, about 1600. Watercolor with gold on paper, 20x14.4 cm. Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah at the Kuwait National Museum. Shows that cloud collars could be separate and not part of the qaba'.

Persian (Safavid), Seated Artist, about 1600. Watercolor with gold on paper, 20x14.4 cm. Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah at the Kuwait National Museum. Shows that cloud collars could be separate and not part of the qaba'.

Chinese Woman's Yoke or "Cloud Collar" (Yun-chien)  Unknown Artist  Qing dynasty (1644-1912), 1850-1900 Silk satin embroidered with silk floss in knotted stitch and couched with gold-wrapped thread and silk cord Chinese overall: H. 82 x W. 82 cm; H. 32 5/16 x W. 32 5/16 in MWCH44:141  Murray Warner Collection of Oriental Art

Chinese Woman's Yoke or "Cloud Collar" (Yun-chien) Unknown Artist Qing dynasty (1644-1912), 1850-1900 Silk satin embroidered with silk floss in knotted stitch and couched with gold-wrapped thread and silk cord Chinese overall: H. 82 x W. 82 cm; H. 32 5/16 x W. 32 5/16 in MWCH44:141 Murray Warner Collection of Oriental Art

The Jerrāḥ Pasha Qur˒an  Qur˒an, in Arabic. Persia, Shiraz ca. 1580 On paper 483 x 340 mm  Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, before 1913 MS M.532 (I), fols. 1v–2r

The Qur˒an, the Holy Book of Islam

The Jerrāḥ Pasha Qur˒an Qur˒an, in Arabic. Persia, Shiraz ca. 1580 On paper 483 x 340 mm Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, before 1913 MS M.532 (I), fols. 1v–2r

Qur˒an from Kashmir  Qur˒an, in Arabic Northern India, Kashmir ca. 1800 On paper 185 x 100 mm  Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984 MS G.69, fols. 235v–236r

Qur˒an from Kashmir

Qur˒an from Kashmir Qur˒an, in Arabic Northern India, Kashmir ca. 1800 On paper 185 x 100 mm Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984 MS G.69, fols. 235v–236r

Detail: Hilālī, Badr al-Din, Astarābādi (d. 1532–33)  Classroom Scene  Shāh va darvish (The King and the Dervish), in Persian Finished 19 January 1540, written by Mīr Calī al-Kātib al-Sulṭānī, probably for Cabd al-caziz Sulṭān. Uzbekistan, Bukhara 197 x 115 mm  Purchased by Pierpont Morgan before 1913 MS M.531, fols. 12v–13r http://www.themorgan.org/collection/treasures-of-islamic-manuscript-painting/94

Detail: Hilālī, Badr al-Din, Astarābādi (d. 1532–33) Classroom Scene Shāh va darvish (The King and the Dervish), in Persian Finished 19 January 1540, written by Mīr Calī al-Kātib al-Sulṭānī, probably for Cabd al-caziz Sulṭān. Uzbekistan, Bukhara 197 x 115 mm Purchased by Pierpont Morgan before 1913 MS M.531, fols. 12v–13r http://www.themorgan.org/collection/treasures-of-islamic-manuscript-painting/94

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