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Royal Feast in a Garden (recto) from the double-page frontispiece of a...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid Period, 15th Century
1956.10.aCCCC0
Shamsa (recto) from right folio from a double-page frontispiece of a...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid Period, 15th century
1945.169.aCCCC0
Folio from an Album with Musicians and Servants Outside a Royal...
style of Bihzad (Iranian, active 1470–1506)
1944.490CCCC0
Musicians and Servants Outside a Royal Encampment (recto)
style of Bihzad (Iranian, active 1470–1506)
1944.490.aCCCC0
Calligraphy, Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Timurid period
1944.490.bCCCC0
Camel and Groom; Single Page Illustration
style of Shaykh Muhammad (Iranian)
1944.489CCCC0
The Wade Cup with Animated Script
Iran, Seljuk Period, 13th Century
1944.485CCCC0
Luster Bowl with Antelope
Egypt, Fustat (Old Cairo), Fatimid Period, 11th century
1944.476CCCC0
Luxury Ewer Extending Good Fortune to the Owner
Ahmad al-Dhaki al-Mawsili (Iraq)
1956.11CCCC0
Earthenware Jug painted with Blue and Turquoise
Iraq, Basra, Abbasid Period, 9th century
1960.277CCCC0
Dish with Falcon Attacking a Water Bird
Syria, possibly Tell Minis, Zangid or Ayyubid period
1938.7CCCC0
Prayer Niche (Mihrab)
Iran, Isfahan
1962.23CCCC0
Feline incense burner
eastern Iran, western Afghanistan, or Turkmenistan, Khorasan
1948.308CCCC0
No image available
Iran, Khurasan, Seljuk Period, 11th-12th century
1948.308.aCCCC0
No image available
Iran, Khurasan, Seljuk Period, 11th-12th century
1948.308.bCCCC0
Bowl with Geometric Designs
Syria, Damascus, Burji Mamluk period, 15th Century
1945.133CCCC0
Jug with Running Animals
Iran, probably Kashan, Seljuk Period, 12th-13th Century
1947.495CCCC0
Minai Beaker with Seated Princes
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk Period
1917.977CCCC0
Bird-shaped Vessel
Iran, Seljuk Period, 12th Century
1948.458CCCC0
Luxury Inlaid Container
Norther Iraq, Ayyubid period, 13th-14th century
1944.482CCCC0
Hitching Post
Iran, possibly Hamadan, 13th century
1944.481CCCC0
Luster Wall Tile with a Couple
Iran, Kashan, Ilkhanid period, 13th century
1915.524CCCC0
Inscribed Tombstone of Shaikh al-Husain ibn...
Iran, Yazd, Seljuk Period, early 12th Century
1950.9CCCC0
Dragon in foliage with lion and phoenix heads
attributed to Sahkulu (Turkish)
1944.492CCCC0
Bowl with Griffin
Northwest Iran, Garrus district, Seljuk period, 12th century
1925.1182CCCC0
Tray Portraying Courtly Pleasures
Syria, Ayyubid Period, 13th century
1945.386CCCC0
Luster Dish with Seated Prince
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk period, late 12th century
1951.289CCCC0
Candlestick
Eastern Anatolia, mid-13th to mid-14th Century
1951.539CCCC0
Balustrade Fragment with Animals
Iran, probably Hamadan, Ilkhanid period
1938.15CCCC0
Persian Couplets (recto), Calligraphy, Persian Verses; Single Page...
Iran. Isfahan, Safavid Period, late 16th-early 17th Century
1944.494.aCCCC0
Demon in chains
style of Muhammad Siya Qalam (Iranian)
1982.63CCCC0
Four Human Figures around a Horse and Cheetah
Iran, Nishapur, Samanid Period, 10th Century
1959.249CCCC0
Shah Tahmasp I (1514-1576) Seated in a Landscape
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period
1917.1078CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt?, Abbasid Period, 9th century
1933.493CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (recto)
Egypt?, Abbasid Period, 9th century
1933.493.aCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (verso)
Egypt?, Abbasid Period, 9th century
1933.493.bCCCC0
Princess with Wine Bottle and Cup (recto); Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Qazvin or Isfahan, Safavid period (1501-1722) (recto); Iran, possibly Timurid period (1370-1501)
1947.496CCCC0
Princess with Wine Bottle and Cup (recto)
Iran, Qazvin or Isfahan, Safavid period
1947.496.aCCCC0
Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Qazvin or Isfahan, Safavid Period, 16th Century
1947.496.bCCCC0
Qualities of Ringdoves (recto) from a Manafi' al-Hayawan (On the...
Iran, probably Maragah, Ilkhanid period
1945.382.aCCCC0
Luster Bowl with Ibex
Egypt, Fustat (Old Cairo), Fatimid Period, 11th century
1944.477CCCC0
Luster Bowl with Man Holding a Banner
Iraq, probably Baghdad, Abassid Period, 10th Century
1959.331CCCC0
Twelve-sided Ewer with Sphinxes and Humanheaded Inscriptions
Iran, Khurasan, Ilkhanid period, 14th century
1945.27CCCC0
Footed Bowl
Iran, probably Kashan, Seljuq period, late 12-early 13th century
1915.581CCCC0
Luster Dish with Polo Player
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk period, late 12th-early 13th Century
1944.74CCCC0
The Story of Hushang (recto),  Illustration and text (Persian Prose)...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1931.452CCCC0
Text Page, Persian Verses (Recto); Portrait of Nushirwan the Just (Verso)
Iran, Tabriz, Mongol Period (Ilkhanid), 14th Century
1959.330CCCC0
Jug
Iran, Rayy, Seljuk Period, late 12th Century
1915.525CCCC0
Master and Disciple in a Garden Pavillion; Single Page Illustration
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid Period, late 16th Century
1939.508CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (Recto); Illuminated Page
Iran, Herat (presently in Afghanistan), Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746.1.aCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (Recto); Left Folio of Double-Page Illuminated...
Iran, Herat, Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746.2.aCCCC0
Bookbinding for a Koran
Turkey, Istanbul, Ottoman period, 15th century
1944.495CCCC0
Black and White Bird Perched on a Shrub
Shafi' Abbasi (Iranian)
1971.84CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Seljuk Period, late 12th - early 13th Century
1939.214CCCC0
Peacock-shaped Hand Washing Device (recto); Text Page, Arabic Prose (verso)
Syria, Damascus, Mamluk Period, 14th Century
1945.383CCCC0
Peacock-shaped Hand Washing Device: Illustration from The Book of...
Syria, Damascus, Mamluk Period, 14th Century
1945.383.aCCCC0
Bath Pail (satl)
Iran, Isfahan, Safavid period, late 16th-early 17th century
1969.291CCCC0
Illuminated Folio (verso) from a Gulistan (Rose Garden) of Sa'di (c....
style of Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi (Persian, 1430-1520)
2006.148.bCCCC0
Persian Quatrains (Rubayi) and Calligraphic Exercises (recto); Persian...
Sultan Muhammad Khandan (Iranian, died after 1550)
1983.1115CCCC0
Persian Quatrains (Rubayi) and Calligraphic Exercises
Sultan Muhammad Khandan (Iranian, died after 1550)
1983.1115.aCCCC0
Persian Verse (khamriyya)
Afghanistan, Herat, Safavid period
1983.1115.bCCCC0
Bowl with Flying Birds
Iran, probably Kashan, Sultanabad ware, Ilkhanid period
1915.589CCCC0
Mirror Case
Iran
1918.785CCCC0
Dragon-headed Stand
Northern Iraq or Syria, Zengid or Ayyubid Period, 13th century
1952.8CCCC0
Mirror Stand
Iran, Qajar Period, 19th Century
1983.1111CCCC0
Pen and Ink Box
Iran, Safavid period
1940.689CCCC0
Calligraphy, Persian Verses (verso)
Afghanistan, Herat, Timurid period
1971.305.bCCCC0
Pen and Ink Box
Iran, Qajar period
1942.854CCCC0
Inscription Plaque, Possibly from a Door
Iran, Safavid Period, 17th Century
1994.1CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Royal Reception in a Landscape, left folio from the double frontispiece...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1956.10Opaque watercolor, ink, gold and silver on paperRecto Image: 26.1 x 20.7 cm (10 1/4 x 8 1/8 in.); Overall: 32.7 x 22 cm (12 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Royal Feast in a Garden (recto) from the double-page frontispiece of a...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid Period, 15th Century
1956.10.aOpaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paperOverall: 32.7 x 22 cm (12 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.); Image: 26.1 x 20.7 cm (10 1/4 x 8 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Preface (verso) from a double-page frontispiece of a Shahnama of...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1956.10.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 32.7 x 22 cm (12 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Royal Reception in a Landscape, right folio from a double-page...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1945.169Opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paperOverall: 32.5 x 22.1 cm (12 13/16 x 8 11/16 in.); Recto Image: 27.7 x 10.3 cm (10 7/8 x 4 1/16 in.); Verso image: 26.3 x 20.7 cm (10 3/8 x 8 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Shamsa (recto) from right folio from a double-page frontispiece of a...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid Period, 15th century
1945.169.aOpaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 27.7 x 10.3 cm (10 7/8 x 4 1/16 in.); Overall: 32.5 x 22.1 cm (12 13/16 x 8 11/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Royal Feast in a Garden, verso of right folio from the double-page...
1945.169.bOpaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paperImage: 26.3 x 20.7 cm (10 3/8 x 8 1/8 in.); Overall: 32.5 x 22.1 cm (12 13/16 x 8 11/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Folio from an Album with Musicians and Servants Outside a Royal...
style of Bihzad (Iranian, active 1470–1506)
1944.490Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperEdward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Musicians and Servants Outside a Royal Encampment (recto)
style of Bihzad (Iranian, active 1470–1506)
1944.490.aOpaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 24.4 x 14.1 cm (9 5/8 x 5 9/16 in.); Overall: 27 x 17.2 cm (10 5/8 x 6 3/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Calligraphy, Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Timurid period
1944.490.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperEdward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Camel and Groom; Single Page Illustration
style of Shaykh Muhammad (Iranian)
1944.489Ink, gold, and opaque watercolor on paperImage: 21.4 x 28.4 cm (8 7/16 x 11 3/16 in.); Overall: 28.6 x 40.8 cm (11 1/4 x 16 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bahram Gur Arrives at the House of a Merchant, text page (recto); Bahram...
Iran, Tabriz, Ilkhanid period
1943.658Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 45.8 x 34.4 cm (18 1/16 x 13 9/16 in.)Grace Rainey Rogers FundCCCC0
Bahram Gur Arrives at the House of a Merchant, text page (recto), from a...
Iran, Tabriz, Ilkhanid period
1943.658.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 45.8 x 34.4 cm (18 1/16 x 13 9/16 in.); Image: 19.5 x 29.5 cm (7 11/16 x 11 5/8 in.); Text area: 41 x 29.5 cm (16 1/8 x 11 5/8 in.)Grace Rainey Rogers FundCCCC0
Bahram Gur Slays a Dragon (verso), from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of...
Iran, Tabriz, Ilkhanid period
1943.658.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 45.8 x 34.4 cm (18 1/16 x 13 9/16 in.); Image: 19.5 x 29.5 cm (7 11/16 x 11 5/8 in.)Grace Rainey Rogers FundCCCC0
Picnic in the Mountains; Single Page Illustration
style of Muhammadi (Iranian)
1944.491Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 28.6 x 19 cm (11 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
The Wade Cup with Animated Script
Iran, Seljuk Period, 13th Century
1944.485Brass inlaid with silverOverall: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.); Diameter: 16.1 cm (6 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Luster Bowl with Antelope
Egypt, Fustat (Old Cairo), Fatimid Period, 11th century
1944.476Earthenware with luster-painted designDiameter: 25.4 cm (10 in.); Overall: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Luxury Ewer Extending Good Fortune to the Owner
Ahmad al-Dhaki al-Mawsili (Iraq)
1956.11Brass inlaid with silver; lid and base added laterDiameter: 26.6 cm (10 1/2 in.); Overall: 37.9 cm (14 15/16 in.); Diameter of base: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Banqueting Scene with Khusrau and Shirin (verso), from a Khamsa (Quintet...
Iran, probably Shiraz, Safavid period
1947.500Opaque watercolor, gold, silver, and ink on paper; double-sidedSheet: 29.6 x 16.2 cm (11 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.); Image: 21 x 13 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Banqueting Scene with Khusrau and Shirin, from a Khamsa (Quintet) of...
Iran, Shiraz (?), Safavid Period
1947.500.bOpaque watercolor, ink, gold, and silver on paperSheet: 29.6 x 16.2 cm (11 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.); Image: 21 x 14 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Nushirwan Listens to the Owls (recto); the Story of Nushirwan and his...
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period
1944.487Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 32.7 x 21.8 cm (12 7/8 x 8 9/16 in.); Image: 20.3 x 12.7 cm (8 x 5 in.); Text area: 20.3 x 12.7 cm (8 x 5 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Nushirwan Listens to the Owls (recto): Illustration and Text, Persian...
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period
1944.487.aOpaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperSheet: 32.7 x 21.8 cm (12 7/8 x 8 9/16 in.); Image: 20.3 x 12.7 cm (8 x 5 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
The Story of Nushirwan and his Minister, "The Third Discourse on Diverse...
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period
1944.487.bInk and gold on paperSheet: 32.7 x 21.8 cm (12 7/8 x 8 9/16 in.); Text area: 20.3 x 12.7 cm (8 x 5 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Earthenware Jug painted with Blue and Turquoise
Iraq, Basra, Abbasid Period, 9th century
1960.277Earthenware with overglaze-painted designDiameter of mouth: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.); Overall: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.); Diameter of base: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial FundCCCC0
Dish with Falcon Attacking a Water Bird
Syria, possibly Tell Minis, Zangid or Ayyubid period
1938.7Fritware with carved decoration and underglaze-painted design (Lakabi ware)Overall: 8.3 x 40 cm (3 1/4 x 15 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Prayer Niche (Mihrab)
Iran, Isfahan
1962.23Ceramic mosaicMihrab: 290.7 x 245.3 cm (114 7/16 x 96 9/16 in.); Frieze: 69.2 x 1563.5 cm (27 1/4 x 615 9/16 in.)Gift of Katharine Holden ThayerCCCC0
Feline incense burner
eastern Iran, western Afghanistan, or Turkmenistan, Khorasan
1948.308Copper alloy, cast and chasedOverall: 35.5 x 11 x 32.5 cm (14 x 4 5/16 x 12 13/16 in.); Head: 17.8 x 9.5 x 12.5 cm (7 x 3 3/4 x 4 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
No image available
Iran, Khurasan, Seljuk Period, 11th-12th century
1948.308.aCopper alloy, cast and chasedOverall: 35.5 x 11 cm (14 x 4 5/16 in.); Head: 17.8 x 9.5 x 12.5 cm (7 x 3 3/4 x 4 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
No image available
Iran, Khurasan, Seljuk Period, 11th-12th century
1948.308.bCopper alloy, cast and chasedOverall: 36 cm (14 3/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Bowl with Geometric Designs
Syria, Damascus, Burji Mamluk period, 15th Century
1945.133Sheet brass, inlaid with silver and goldDiameter: 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Jug with Running Animals
Iran, probably Kashan, Seljuk Period, 12th-13th Century
1947.495Fritware with design in carved and underglaze-painted slip ("silhouette" ware)Overall: 13 x 14 cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.); Diameter of rim: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Minai Beaker with Seated Princes
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk Period
1917.977Fritware with overglaze-painted design (minai ware)Overall: 13.3 x 12.3 cm (5 1/4 x 4 13/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Bird-shaped Vessel
Iran, Seljuk Period, 12th Century
1948.458Bronze, cast, with chased and chiseled decoration; eyes inlaid with blue glassOverall: 17.5 x 9.5 cm (6 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
King Luhrasp Ascends the Throne: A Processon Arrives at Court (Recto);...
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid Period, 16th century
1962.24Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperSheet: 47 x 29.7 cm (18 1/2 x 11 11/16 in.); Image: 43.9 x 26.6 cm (17 5/16 x 10 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
King Luhrasp Ascends the Throne: A Processon Arrives at Court (Recto);...
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid Period, 16th century
1962.24.aOpaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperSheet: 47 x 29.7 cm (18 1/2 x 11 11/16 in.); Image: 43.9 x 26.6 cm (17 5/16 x 10 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Ceremonial Spittoon or Basin
1944.235Glass with enameled and gilded decorationDiameter: 31.8 cm (12 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Luxury Inlaid Container
Norther Iraq, Ayyubid period, 13th-14th century
1944.482Sheet brass, inlaid with silver and goldDiameter: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.); Overall: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.); Diameter of box: 10.1 cm (4 in.); Box: 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Hitching Post
Iran, possibly Hamadan, 13th century
1944.481LimestoneOverall: 62.9 x 65.8 cm (24 3/4 x 25 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Luster Wall Tile with a Couple
Iran, Kashan, Ilkhanid period, 13th century
1915.524Fritware with luster-painted designOverall: 19.5 x 16 cm (7 11/16 x 6 5/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust by exchangeCCCC0
Inscribed Tombstone of Shaikh al-Husain ibn...
Iran, Yazd, Seljuk Period, early 12th Century
1950.9LimestoneOverall: 65 x 42.6 cm (25 9/16 x 16 3/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Dragon in foliage with lion and phoenix heads
attributed to Sahkulu (Turkish)
1944.492Ink, gold, opaque watercolors on paperSheet: 17.3 x 40.2 cm (6 13/16 x 15 13/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bowl with Griffin
Northwest Iran, Garrus district, Seljuk period, 12th century
1925.1182Earthenware with underglaze slip-painted decorationOverall: 6.6 x 16.7 cm (2 5/8 x 6 9/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Tray Portraying Courtly Pleasures
Syria, Ayyubid Period, 13th century
1945.386Sheet brass inlaid with silverDiameter: 53.8 cm (21 3/16 in.); Overall: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Luster Dish with Seated Prince
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk period, late 12th century
1951.289Fritware with luster-painted designOverall: 7.5 x 39 cm (2 15/16 x 15 3/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Candlestick
Eastern Anatolia, mid-13th to mid-14th Century
1951.539Sheet brass inlaid with silverOverall: 24.4 cm (9 5/8 in.); Diameter of base: 21.3 cm (8 3/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Balustrade Fragment with Animals
Iran, probably Hamadan, Ilkhanid period
1938.15LimestoneOverall: 66.7 x 83.8 x 10.6 cm (26 1/4 x 33 x 4 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Persian Couplets (recto); Sleeping Youth (verso)
style of Riza-yi Abbasi (Iranian)
1944.494Ink, gold and opaque watercolor on paperImage: 21 x 12.4 cm (8 1/4 x 4 7/8 in.); Overall: 31.6 x 20.4 cm (12 7/16 x 8 1/16 in.); Text area: 21 x 12.4 cm (8 1/4 x 4 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Persian Couplets (recto), Calligraphy, Persian Verses; Single Page...
Iran. Isfahan, Safavid Period, late 16th-early 17th Century
1944.494.aInk, gold and opaque watercolor on paperOverall: 31.6 x 20.4 cm (12 7/16 x 8 1/16 in.); Text area: 21 x 12.4 cm (8 1/4 x 4 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Sleeping Youth (verso), Illustration from a Single Page Manuscript
style of Riza-yi Abbasi (Iranian)
1944.494.bOpaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 21 x 12.4 cm (8 1/4 x 4 7/8 in.); Overall: 31.6 x 20.4 cm (12 7/16 x 8 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Demon in chains
style of Muhammad Siya Qalam (Iranian)
1982.63Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 25.7 x 34.4 cm (10 1/8 x 13 9/16 in.); Overall: 27 x 35.2 cm (10 5/8 x 13 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Four Human Figures around a Horse and Cheetah
Iran, Nishapur, Samanid Period, 10th Century
1959.249Earthenware with underglaze slip-painted decorationOverall: 8 x 35.6 cm (3 1/8 x 14 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Shah Tahmasp I (1514-1576) Seated in a Landscape
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period
1917.1078Opaque watercolor and gold on paperSheet: 30 x 21.1 cm (11 13/16 x 8 5/16 in.); Image: 14.3 x 8.9 cm (5 5/8 x 3 1/2 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt?, Abbasid Period, 9th century
1933.493Ink, gold, and colors on parchmentSheet: 23.7 x 33.7 cm (9 5/16 x 13 1/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (recto)
Egypt?, Abbasid Period, 9th century
1933.493.aInk, gold, and colors on parchmentSheet: 23.7 x 33.7 cm (9 5/16 x 13 1/4 in.); Text area: 18.5 x 25 cm (7 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (verso)
Egypt?, Abbasid Period, 9th century
1933.493.bInk, gold, and colors on parchmentSheet: 23.7 x 33.7 cm (9 5/16 x 13 1/4 in.); Text area: 18.5 x 25 cm (7 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Princess with Wine Bottle and Cup (recto); Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Qazvin or Isfahan, Safavid period (1501-1722) (recto); Iran, possibly Timurid period (1370-1501)
1947.496Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperVerso image: 11.8 x 5.3 cm (4 5/8 x 2 1/16 in.); Recto Image: 12.2 x 5.7 cm (4 13/16 x 2 1/4 in.); Overall: 37.1 x 24.8 cm (14 5/8 x 9 3/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Princess with Wine Bottle and Cup (recto)
Iran, Qazvin or Isfahan, Safavid period
1947.496.aOpaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 12.2 x 5.7 cm (4 13/16 x 2 1/4 in.); Overall: 37.1 x 24.8 cm (14 5/8 x 9 3/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Qazvin or Isfahan, Safavid Period, 16th Century
1947.496.bInk, opaque watercolor and gold on paperOverall: 37.1 x 24.8 cm (14 5/8 x 9 3/4 in.); Text area: 11.8 x 5.3 cm (4 5/8 x 2 1/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Qualities of Ringdoves (recto); On the Benefits of Quails (verso), from...
Iran, probably Maragah, Ilkhanid period
1945.382Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 10.2 x 9 cm (4 x 3 9/16 in.); Overall: 24.7 x 18.2 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/16 in.); Text area: 22.2 x 16.5 cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Qualities of Ringdoves (recto) from a Manafi' al-Hayawan (On the...
Iran, probably Maragah, Ilkhanid period
1945.382.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 10.2 x 9 cm (4 x 3 9/16 in.); Overall: 24.7 x 18.2 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/16 in.); Text area: 22.2 x 16.5 cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Luster Bowl with Ibex
Egypt, Fustat (Old Cairo), Fatimid Period, 11th century
1944.477Earthenware with luster-painted designOverall: 9.6 x 24.7 cm (3 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Luster Bowl with Man Holding a Banner
Iraq, probably Baghdad, Abassid Period, 10th Century
1959.331Earthenware with luster-painted designDiameter: 24.2 cm (9 1/2 in.); Overall: 7.4 cm (2 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Bahram Gur and Azada, from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi (940...
Iran, Tabriz or Qazvin, Safavid period
1915.597Opaque watercolor and gold on paperSheet: 32.5 x 21.5 cm (12 13/16 x 8 7/16 in.); Image: 17.4 x 11 cm (6 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Twelve-sided Ewer with Sphinxes and Humanheaded Inscriptions
Iran, Khurasan, Ilkhanid period, 14th century
1945.27Hammered sheet of brass inlaid with silverOverall: 44.8 cm (17 5/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Footed Bowl
Iran, probably Kashan, Seljuq period, late 12-early 13th century
1915.581Fritware, pierced and underglaze paintingOverall: 9.8 x 18.2 cm (3 7/8 x 7 3/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Luster Dish with Polo Player
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk period, late 12th-early 13th Century
1944.74Fritware with luster-painted designOverall: 7.2 x 35.5 cm (2 13/16 x 14 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
The Story of Hushang (recto),  Illustration and text (Persian Prose)...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1931.452Ink and opaque watercolor on paperDudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
The Story of Hushang, from a Majma al-tavarikh (A Compendium of...
Afghanistan, Herat, Timurid Iran
1931.452.aOpaque watercolor and ink on paperImage: 11 x 25.7 cm (4 5/16 x 10 1/8 in.); Overall: 42 x 32 cm (16 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.); Text area: 22.6 x 22.8 cm (8 7/8 x 9 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Text Page, Persian Verses (Recto); Portrait of Nushirwan the Just (Verso)
Iran, Tabriz, Mongol Period (Ilkhanid), 14th Century
1959.330Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 59.3 x 40.2 cm (23 3/8 x 15 13/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Jug
Iran, Rayy, Seljuk Period, late 12th Century
1915.525Fritware with luster-painted designOverall: 35.3 x 19.4 cm (13 7/8 x 7 5/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Master and Disciple in a Garden Pavillion; Single Page Illustration
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid Period, late 16th Century
1939.508Ink and watercolor on paperImage: 19.8 x 13.3 cm (7 13/16 x 5 1/4 in.); Overall: 21.2 x 13.3 cm (8 3/8 x 5 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (Recto); Illuminated Page
Iran, Herat (presently in Afghanistan), Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746.1.aInk, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 49 x 36.3 cm (19 5/16 x 14 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (Recto); Left Folio of Double-Page Illuminated...
Iran, Herat, Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746.2.aInk, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 28 x 17.4 cm (11 x 6 7/8 in.); Text area: 8.4 x 6.4 cm (3 5/16 x 2 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bookbinding for a Koran
Turkey, Istanbul, Ottoman period, 15th century
1944.495Leather over paper pasteboards; outer cover tooled, blue paint; inner covers openwork designs over colored papersOverall: 36 x 81.6 cm (14 3/16 x 32 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Black and White Bird Perched on a Shrub
Shafi' Abbasi (Iranian)
1971.84Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 16.1 x 25 cm (6 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.); Image: 7.7 x 13.4 cm (3 1/16 x 5 1/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Sketch of a Young Man, single page; Illustration and Text (Persian verses)
Iran, Isfahan, Safavid Period, 17th century
1925.132Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperSheet: 34.6 x 22.5 cm (13 5/8 x 8 7/8 in.); Image: 21.2 x 12.5 cm (8 3/8 x 4 15/16 in.)The Charles W. Harkness Endowment FundCCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Seljuk Period, late 12th - early 13th Century
1939.214Fritware with overglaze-painted design (minai ware)Overall: 9.2 x 20.9 cm (3 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.)Gift of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., for the Coralie Walker Hanna Memorial CollectionCCCC0
Peacock-shaped Hand Washing Device (recto); Text Page, Arabic Prose (verso)
Syria, Damascus, Mamluk Period, 14th Century
1945.383Opaque watercolor and gold on paperOverall: 31.3 x 21.5 cm (12 5/16 x 8 7/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Peacock-shaped Hand Washing Device: Illustration from The Book of...
Syria, Damascus, Mamluk Period, 14th Century
1945.383.aOpaque watercolor and gold on paperOverall: 31.3 x 21.5 cm (12 5/16 x 8 7/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Youth Holding a Pomegranate; Illustration from a Single Page Manuscript
style of Riza-yi Abbasi (Iranian)
1947.497Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 15.3 x 8 cm (6 x 3 1/8 in.); Overall: 27.7 x 16.4 cm (10 7/8 x 6 7/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bath Pail (satl)
Iran, Isfahan, Safavid period, late 16th-early 17th century
1969.291Cast brass, turned, engraved, inlaid with black compound (niello)Overall: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.); Diameter of base: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.); Diameter of rim: 16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.)Gift of Rosenberg & Stiebel, Inc.CCCC0
Illuminated Folio from a Gulistan (Rose Garden) of Sa'di (c. 1213-1291)
style of Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi (Persian, 1430-1520)
2006.148Opaque watercolor, ink, gold and silver on paperGift of William Kelly Simpson in memory of his wife Marilyn M. Simpson and her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.CCCC0
Illuminated Folio (recto) from a Gulistan (Rose Garden) of Sa'di (c....
Sultan Ali Mashhadi (Iranian, 1520)
2006.148.aOpaque watercolor, ink, gold, and silver on paperOverall: 30 x 19 cm (11 13/16 x 7 1/2 in.); Text area: 16.1 x 9.6 cm (6 5/16 x 3 3/4 in.)Gift of William Kelly Simpson in memory of his wife Marilyn M. Simpson and her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.CCCC0
Illuminated Folio (verso) from a Gulistan (Rose Garden) of Sa'di (c....
style of Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi (Persian, 1430-1520)
2006.148.bOpaque watercolor, ink, gold and silver on paperOverall: 30 x 19 cm (11 13/16 x 7 1/2 in.); Text area: 16.1 x 9.6 cm (6 5/16 x 3 3/4 in.)Gift of William Kelly Simpson in memory of his wife Marilyn M. Simpson and her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.CCCC0
Persian Quatrains (Rubayi) and Calligraphic Exercises (recto); Persian...
Sultan Muhammad Khandan (Iranian, died after 1550)
1983.1115Ink, gold, and opaque watercolor on paperGift of Mrs. Mehmed A. Simsar in memory of Dr. Mehmed A. SimsarCCCC0
Persian Quatrains (Rubayi) and Calligraphic Exercises
Sultan Muhammad Khandan (Iranian, died after 1550)
1983.1115.aInk, gold, and opaque watercolor on paperSheet: 27.4 x 20 cm (10 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.); Text area: 18.7 x 10.9 cm (7 3/8 x 4 5/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. Mehmed A. Simsar in memory of Dr. Mehmed A. SimsarCCCC0
Persian Verse (khamriyya)
Afghanistan, Herat, Safavid period
1983.1115.bInk, gold, and opaque watercolor on paperSheet: 27.4 x 20 cm (10 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.); Text area: 18.2 x 10.3 cm (7 3/16 x 4 1/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. Mehmed A. Simsar in memory of Dr. Mehmed A. SimsarCCCC0
Bowl with Flying Birds
Iran, probably Kashan, Sultanabad ware, Ilkhanid period
1915.589Fritware with underglaze-painted designOverall: 11.2 x 22 cm (4 7/16 x 8 11/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Mirror Case
Iran
1918.785LacquerGift of Mrs. L. E. HoldenCCCC0
Dragon-headed Stand
Northern Iraq or Syria, Zengid or Ayyubid Period, 13th century
1952.8Cast brass inlaid with silverOverall: 7.2 x 19.2 cm (2 13/16 x 7 9/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Mirror Stand
Iran, Qajar Period, 19th Century
1983.1111Steel engraved and inlaid with gold and silver with openwork calligraphic design on hinged doorDiameter: 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.); Overall: 52.5 cm (20 11/16 in.); Diameter of base: 18.6 cm (7 5/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. Mehmed A. Simsar in memory of Dr. Mehmed A. SimsarCCCC0
Pen and Ink Box
Iran, Safavid period
1940.689Lacquer over papier machéOverall: 3.6 x 22.3 x 4.2 cm (1 7/16 x 8 3/4 x 1 5/8 in.)Bequest of James ParmeleeCCCC0
Persian verses (verso) from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi (940...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1942.871.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 32.4 x 21.6 cm (12 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.); Text area: 22.6 x 16.1 cm (8 7/8 x 6 5/16 in.)Gift of Heeramaneck GalleriesCCCC0
Ceramic dish with deer, phoenix, and lotus blossoms
Iran, Sultanabad
1924.742Fritware with underglaze-painted designOverall: 7 x 32.6 cm (2 3/4 x 12 13/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Calligraphy, Persian Verses (verso)
Afghanistan, Herat, Timurid period
1971.305.bOpaque watercolor, ink, gold and silver on paperSheet: 31.1 x 15 cm (12 1/4 x 5 7/8 in.); Image: 22.6 x 14.7 cm (8 7/8 x 5 13/16 in.); Text area: 13.4 x 6 cm (5 1/4 x 2 3/8 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John D. MacDonaldCCCC0
Pen and Ink Box
Iran, Qajar period
1942.854Lacquer over papier machéOverall: 3.9 x 22.3 x 2.7 cm (1 9/16 x 8 3/4 x 1 1/16 in.)Gift of George W. BierceCCCC0
Inscription Plaque, Possibly from a Door
Iran, Safavid Period, 17th Century
1994.1Forged steel, cut to shape and piercedOverall: 27 x 35 cm (10 5/8 x 13 3/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0