The Beggar Who Professed His Love for a Prince: Folio from the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din Attar, dated A.H. 892 / A.D. 1487. Afghanistan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1963 (63.210.28)
A composition from the 18th or 19th century India and now in a Riyadh collection, heavily stylized Kufic lettering is formed into a shape like a Mihrab or prayer niche. The four central panels contain part of Sura Al-Qalam (The Pen) of the Qur’an.
"Muhammad Ascends to Heaven in a Vision on Buraq", Folio from a Yusuf and Zulaikha of Jami Maulana Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman Jami (1414–92) Date: second half 16th century Geography: Iran, Shiraz Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Dimensions: H. 9 in.. (22.9 cm) W. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art 18.104.22.168
AN INTACT KASHAN POTTERY ALBARELLO CENTRAL IRAN, 12TH CENTURY Of typical form with slightly flaring walls on short ring foot, with short neck and rounded lip, the decoration with cobalt-blue lines on white ground, with old inventory number to foot
Illuminated Double Page of a Yusuf and Zulaikha of Jami Maulana Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman Jami (1414–92) Object Name: Illustrated manuscript Date: ca. 1580 Geography: Iran, Shiraz Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Dimensions: 10 x 5 3/4in. (25.4 x 14.6cm) Classification: Codices Credit Line: Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913
Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz. The folios of this highly treasured fifteenth‑century manuscript were remounted in the sixteenth century within colorful margin papers beautifully painted with diverse scenes in silver and gold.