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The Wade Cup with Animated Script
Iran, Seljuk Period, 13th Century
1944.485CCCC0
Inscribed Tombstone of Shaikh al-Husain ibn...
Iran, Yazd, Seljuk Period, early 12th Century
1950.9CCCC0
Twelve-sided Ewer with Sphinxes and Humanheaded Inscriptions
Iran, Khurasan, Ilkhanid period, 14th century
1945.27CCCC0
Left side of a double-page album folio: Outside a Royal Encampment ...
style of Bihzad (Iranian, active 1470–1506)
1944.490CCCC0
Left side of a double-page album folio: 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
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
Luster Bowl with Antelope
Egypt, Fustat (Old Cairo), Fatimid Period, 11th century
1944.476CCCC0
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
Luxury Inlaid Container
Norther Iraq, Ayyubid period, 13th-14th century
1944.482CCCC0
His Lantern
Afruz Amighi (Iranian, b. 1974)
2012.15©
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
Text Page, Arabic Prose (verso) Text from The Book of Knowledge of...
Syria, Damascus, Mamluk Period, 14th Century
1945.383.bCCCC0
Koran Manuscript Folio
Southern Spain
1933.440CCCC0
Koran Manuscript Folio (recto)
Southern Spain
1933.440.aCCCC0
Koran Manuscript Folio (verso)
Southern Spain
1933.440.bCCCC0
Dish with Falcon Attacking a Water Bird
Syria, possibly Tell Minis, Zangid or Ayyubid period
1938.7CCCC0
Hitching Post
Iran, possibly Hamadan, 13th century
1944.481CCCC0
Rustam's seventh course: He kills the White Div, folio 124 from a Shah...
attributed to Mir Musavvir (Iranian, c. 1510-1555) and 1 other
1988.96CCCC0
Rustam's seventh course: He kills the White Div, folio 124 from a Shah...
attributed to Abd al-Vahhab (Persian, active about 1516) and 1 other
1988.96.aCCCC0
Page from a Shah-nama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi (Persian, about 934-1020)
attributed to Mir Musavvir (Iranian, c. 1510-1555)
1988.96.bCCCC0
Luxury Ewer Extending Good Fortune to the Owner
Ahmad al-Dhaki al-Mawsili (Iraq)
1956.11CCCC0
Tray Portraying Courtly Pleasures
Syria, Ayyubid Period, 13th century
1945.386CCCC0
Bowl with Geometric Designs
Syria, Damascus, Burji Mamluk period, 15th Century
1945.133CCCC0
Jug
Iran, Rayy, Seljuk period
1915.525CCCC0
Shamsa (recto) from right folio from a double-page frontispiece of a...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid Period, 15th century
1945.169.aCCCC0
Jug with Running Animals
Iran, probably Kashan, Seljuk Period, 12th-13th Century
1947.495CCCC0
Luster Wall Tile with a Couple
Iran, Kashan, Ilkhanid period, 13th century
1915.524CCCC0
Mosque Lamp
Syria or Egypt, Mamluk Dynasty
1981.10CCCC0
Minai Beaker with Seated Princes
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk Period
1917.977CCCC0
Bird-shaped Vessel
Iran, Seljuk Period, 12th Century
1948.458CCCC0
Footed Bowl
Iran, probably Kashan, Seljuq period, late 12-early 13th century
1915.581CCCC0
Luster Bowl with Ibex
Egypt, Fustat (Old Cairo), Fatimid Period, 11th century
1944.477CCCC0
Luster Dish with Polo Player
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk period, late 12th-early 13th Century
1944.74CCCC0
Bowl
Ayyubid Syria, Rusapha
1944.75CCCC0
Luster Bowl with Man Holding a Banner
Iraq, probably Baghdad, Abassid Period, 10th Century
1959.331CCCC0
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
Four Human Figures around a Horse and Cheetah
Iran, Nishapur, Samanid Period, 10th Century
1959.249CCCC0
Bowl
Fatimid Egypt, Fustat
1915.642CCCC0
Bowl with Flying Birds
Iran, probably Kashan, Sultanabad ware, Ilkhanid period
1915.589CCCC0
Persian Couplets (recto), Calligraphy, Persian Verses; Single Page...
Iran. Isfahan, Safavid Period, late 16th-early 17th Century
1944.494.aCCCC0
Albarello Jar with an Aphorism
Central Asia, Samarkand, Samanid period
1996.298CCCC0
The Tale of the Twelve Faces. "Bizhan Addresses the Army": Illustration...
Iran, Shiraz, Inju (Il-Khanid), 14th Century
1944.479CCCC0
The Tale of the Twelve Faces. "Bizhan Addresses the Army": Illustration...
Iran, Shiraz, Inju (Il-Khanid), 14th Century
1944.479.aCCCC0
The Tale of the Twelve Faces. "The Warriors Engage in Combat":...
Iran, Shiraz, Inju Period (Il-Khanid), 14th Century
1944.479.bCCCC0
Large Dish with Artichokes
Turkey, Iznik, Ottoman Period, 16th Century
1995.17CCCC0
Bath Pail (satl)
Iran, Isfahan, Safavid period, late 16th-early 17th century
1969.291CCCC0
Dragon-headed Stand
Northern Iraq or Syria, Zengid or Ayyubid Period, 13th century
1952.8CCCC0
No image available
Syria, Ayyubid, 13th century
1952.8.aCCCC0
No image available
Syria, Ayyubid, 13th century
1952.8.bCCCC0
Plate
Seljuk Iran, Rayy, or Syria, Raqqa
1915.590CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk Period
1915.585CCCC0
Bowl with Two Birds
Iran, Nishapur or Central Asia, Samarkand, Samanid Period, 10th century
1969.300CCCC0
Earthenware Dish Painted Blue with Splashes of Green and Yellow
Iraq, Basra, Abbasid period, 9th Century
1915.304CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Iran, Herat, Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (Recto); Illuminated Page
Iran, Herat (presently in Afghanistan), Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746.1.aCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (Verso); Right folio of Double-Page Illuminated...
Iran, Herat, Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746.1.bCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (Recto); Left Folio of Double-Page Illuminated...
Iran, Herat, Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746.2.aCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (verso); Text Page
Iran, Herat, Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746.2.bCCCC0
Camel and Groom; Single Page Illustration
style of Shaykh Muhammad (Iranian)
1944.489CCCC0
The Story of Hushang (recto),  Illustration and text (Persian Prose)...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1931.452CCCC0
Text Page, Persian Prose, (verso), from Majmac al-Tavarikh (A Compendium...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1931.452.bCCCC0
Bookbinding for a Koran
Turkey, Istanbul, Ottoman period, 15th century
1944.495CCCC0
Bottle
1944.488CCCC0
Black and White Bird Perched on a Shrub
Shafi' Abbasi (Iranian)
1971.84CCCC0
Earthenware Jug painted with Blue and Turquoise
Iraq, Basra, Abbasid Period, 9th century
1960.277CCCC0
Youth Seated by a Willow; Single Page Illustration
style of Muhammad Yusuf (Iranian)
1947.499CCCC0
Leaf from a Koran
Seljuk Iran
1939.507CCCC0
Aulad Tied to a Plane Tree, from a Shahnama by Firdausi
Sadiqi Bek (Iranian, 1533-1609)
1988.101CCCC0
Shah Tahmasp I (1514-1576) Seated in a Landscape
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period
1917.1078CCCC0
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
Folio from a Koran
Probably Egypt, Abbasid period
1933.493CCCC0
Folio from a Koran (recto)
Probably Egypt, Abbasid period
1933.493.aCCCC0
Folio from a Koran (verso)
Probably Egypt, Abbasid period
1933.493.bCCCC0
Matchlock musket
Turkey, Ottoman period
1916.828CCCC0
Text Page, Persian Prose (recto); The Story of Adam peace upon him, his...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1945.384CCCC0
Text Page, Persian Prose (recto) from a Manuscript of the Majma' al...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1945.384.aCCCC0
Text page from a Materia Medica of Dioscorides
Abdallah ibn al-Fadl (Iraq)
1977.91.aCCCC0
Mosque Lamp
Turkey (Iznik), Ottoman Period, 16th Century
1944.236CCCC0
Bahram Gur Visits the Princess of India in the Black Pavilion,...
Iran, possibly Tabriz or Shiraz, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1944.486CCCC0
Bahram Gur Visits the Princess of India in the Black Pavilion (recto):...
Iran, possibly Tabriz or Shiraz, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1944.486.aCCCC0
Text Page, Persian Verses (verso) Bahram Gur Visits the Princess of...
Iran, possibly Tabriz or Shiraz, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1944.486.bCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
North Africa, Aghlabid or Abbasid, 9th century
1993.39CCCC0
Folio from a Koran; right side of bifolio
North Africa, Aghlabid or Abbasid
1993.39.1CCCC0
Page from a Koran (recto)
North Africa, Aghlabid or Abbasid
1993.39.1.aCCCC0
Page from a Koran (verso)
North Africa, Aghlabid or Abbasid
1993.39.1.bCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (recto; verso); Left side of Bifolio
North Africa, Aghlabid or Abbasid Period, 9th century
1993.39.2CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (recto); Left side of Bifolio
North Africa, Aghlabid or Abbasid Period, 9th century
1993.39.2.aCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (verso); Left side of Bifolio
North Africa, Aghlabid or Abbasid Period, 9th century
1993.39.2.bCCCC0
Jug
Iran or Iraq, Baghdad, Buyid Period, reign of Samsam al-Dawla
1966.22CCCC0
Illuminated Folio from a Gulistan (Rose Garden) of Sa'di (c. 1213-1291)
style of Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi (Persian, 1430-1520) and 1 other
2006.148CCCC0
Les Femmes Du Maroc: La Grande Odalisque
Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, b. 1956)
2012.13©
Octagonal Mirror Case with Lid
Iran, probably Isfahan, Qajar period
1918.785CCCC0
Persian Quatrains (Rubayi) and Calligraphic Exercises (recto); Persian...
Sultan Muhammad Khandan (Iranian, died after 1550)
1983.1115CCCC0
Persian Quatrains (Rubayi) and Calligraphic Exercises (recto)
Sultan Muhammad Khandan (Iranian, died after 1550)
1983.1115.aCCCC0
Persian Verse (khamriyya) (verso)
Afghanistan, Herat, Safavid period
1983.1115.bCCCC0
Yusuf and Zulaykha (recto); Text Page, Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Shiraz or Mashhad, Safavid period
1947.501CCCC0
Lion-headed Stand
Northern Iraq or Syria, Zengid or Ayyubid period
1931.453CCCC0
Mirror Case with Lid
Iran, Qajar period
1932.13CCCC0
Towards Another Land
calligraphy by Hassan Massoudy (Iraq, 1944-) and 1 other
2013.65©
Harem #14
Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, b. 1956)
2012.14©
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Iran or Iraq, Abbasid Period, 9th-10th century
1933.494CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (recto)
Iraq or Iran, Abbasid Period, 9th-10th century
1933.494.aCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (verso)
Iran or Iraq, Abbasid Period, 9th-10th century
1933.494.bCCCC0
Rustam Lassoing his Horse, Rakhsh, in a Landscape (recto); Calligraphy,...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, late 15th century
1971.305CCCC0
Rustam Lassoing his Horse, Rakhsh, in a Landscape (recto)
Iran, Herat or Qazvin, Late Timurid or Safavid Period, 16th Century
1971.305.aCCCC0
Calligraphy, Persian Verses (verso)
Afghanistan, Herat, Timurid period
1971.305.bCCCC0
Gilded Dish with Flowers and Leaves
Turkey, Iznik, Ottoman Period, late 16th century
1915.663CCCC0
Dish
Caucasus or northern Iran
1915.595CCCC0
Mosque Lamp
Turkey (Iznik), Ottoman Period, 16th Century
1944.287CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, probably Sultanabad
1915.591CCCC0
Tughra:  Shah Muhammad bin Ibrahim Khan, al-muzaffar daima (Sultan...
Turkey, Ottoman Period, reign of Sultan Mehmed IV, ruled: 1648-1687), 17th century
1944.525CCCC0
Tile Spandrel with Floral Sprays
Turkey, Iznik, Ottoman Period, 16th century
2004.70CCCC0
Wall Tile with Lotus Blossom
Iran, probably Sultanabad, Ilkhanid period
1915.645CCCC0
Demon in chains
style of Muhammad Siya Qalam (Iranian)
1982.63CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Seljuk Period, late 12th - early 13th Century
1939.214CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, probably Kashan, 12th-13th century
1944.478CCCC0
Sketch of a Young Man and Persian Calligraphy
Iran, Isfahan, Safavid period
1925.132CCCC0
Bowl
Iraq or Iran, 9th-10th Century
1915.303CCCC0
Bowl
Northwest Iran, Aghkand (Azerbaijan area), 12th-13th century
1944.483CCCC0
Bottle
Early Islamic, Eastern Mediterranean
1915.548CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt, Mamluk Period, 14th century
1933.480CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (recto)
Egypt, Mamluk Period, 14th century
1933.480.aCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (verso)
Egypt, Mamluk Period, 14th century
1933.480.bCCCC0
Viol
Iran
1918.353©
Bowl
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk Period, mid-13th Century
1944.484CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Nishapur, Samanid Period, 10th Century
1956.225CCCC0
Bowl
Northwest Iran, Garrus district, late Saljuq Period, 12th-13th Century with 20th Century replacement fragments
1938.8CCCC0
Miniature Vase
Iran, early Islamic period, 8th-10th Century
1961.379CCCC0
Text Page, Persian Verses (recto) from the Shahnama of Firdawsi
Iran, Shiraz, Inju Period, 14th Century
1945.387.aCCCC0
Mirror Stand
Iran, Qajar Period, 19th Century
1983.1111CCCC0
Leaf from a Koran
Egypt?, 11th-12th century
1933.481CCCC0
Leaf from a Koran (recto)
Egypt?, 11th-12th century
1933.481.aCCCC0
Leaf from a Koran (verso)
Egypt?, 11th-12th century
1933.481.bCCCC0
Bowl with Incised Inscription
Iraq, Abbasid Period, 9th Century
1985.21CCCC0
Orans Figure
Iran, Medieval Period
1984.223©
Pen and Ink Box
Iran, Safavid period
1940.689CCCC0
Jug
Iran, Khurasan, Nishapur, Seljuk Period, 12th century
1985.22CCCC0
Salver
Afghanistan, Ghaznavid Period, 12th Century
1980.179CCCC0
Pen and Ink Box
Iran, Qajar period
1942.854CCCC0
Vase
Early Islamic, Eastern Mediterranean
1915.546CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, probably Kashan, Seljuk Period, 12th-13th Century
1985.20CCCC0
Folio from a Koran
Seljuk Iran
1933.488CCCC0
Page from a Koran (recto)
Seljuk Iran
1933.488.aCCCC0
Page from a Koran (verso)
Seljuk Iran
1933.488.bCCCC0
Figurine
Iran, early Islamic Period, 8th-10th Century
1962.346CCCC0
Text Page, Persian Prose (Recto); Khar (Ass) (Verso)
Iran, Timurid Period, 15th century
1947.498CCCC0
Tambûr
Syria
1918.347©
Oud
Arabia
1918.350©
Pair of Buttons
Iran, 10th-11th century
1948.21CCCC0
Button
Iran, 10th-11th century
1948.21.1CCCC0
Button
Iran, 10th-11th century
1948.21.2CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk Period
1915.587CCCC0
Incense Burner
Syria, Ayyubid Period, 13th Century
1937.26CCCC0
Mirror with Addorsed Sphinxes
Eastern Anatolia or Northern Mesopotamia, 12th-early 13th century
1995.402CCCC0
Wall Tile
Iran, Kashan, Ilkhanid period
1915.638CCCC0
Jug
Iran or Iraq, late Seljuq Period, 11th-13th Century
1915.305CCCC0
Storage Jar
Syria (Raqqa), Ayyubid Period
1915.665CCCC0
Leaf from a Qur'an
Egypt, Cairo, Mamluk period, 14th century
2013.102CCCC0
Leaf from a Qur'an (recto)
Egypt, Cairo, Mamluk period, 14th century
2013.102.aCCCC0
Leaf from a Koran (verso)
Egypt, Cairo, Mamluk period, 14th century
2013.102.bCCCC0
Wall Tiles
Turkey (Iznik), Ottoman Period
1915.651©
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt?, Abbasid Period, 9th century
1933.482CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (recto)
Egypt?, Abbasid Period, 9th-10th century
1933.482.aCCCC0
Wall Tile
Iran, Ilkhanid period
1915.649CCCC0
Wall Tile
Iran, Safavid period
1915.650CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Rayy (?), Seljuk Period
1915.588CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Safavid Period
1915.582CCCC0
Mirror with Four Leaves
Eastern Anatolia or Northern Mesopotamia, 12th-13th century
1995.403CCCC0
"Benefits of the Parts of Vultures" (From the Manafi' al-Haywan of Abu...
Iran, Marageh, Mongol Period (Ilkhanid), late 13th Century
2006.149CCCC0
"Benefits of the Parts of Vultures" (From the Manafi' al-Haywan of Abu...
Iran, Marageh, Mongol Period (Ikhanid), late 13th Century
2006.149.aCCCC0
"Benefits of the Parts of Vultures" (From the Manafi' al-Haywan of Abu...
Iran, Marageh, Mongol Period (Ilkhanid), late 13th Century
2006.149.bCCCC0
Deep Bowl
Turkey (Kutahya), Ottoman Period
1915.643CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt, Mamluk Period, 14th-15th century
1933.473CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (recto; verso) [Right side of Bifolio]
Egypt, Mamluk Period, 14th-15th century
1933.473.1CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (recto; verso) [Left side of Bifolio]
Egypt, Mamluk Period, 14th-15th Century
1933.473.2CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (Recto) [Left side of Bifolio]
Egypt, Mamluk Period, 14th-15th Century
1933.473.2.aCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio. Left Folio of a Bifolio (verso)
Egypt, Mamluk Period, 14th-15th century
1933.473.2.bCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt?, Abbasid Period, 9th century
1933.483CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt?, Abbasid Period, 9th century
1933.483.aCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt?, Abbasid Period, 9th century
1933.483.bCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt, Mamluk period
1933.474CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (recto)
Egypt, Mamluk period
1933.474.aCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (verso)
Egypt, Mamluk period
1933.474.bCCCC0
Jug
Iran, Samanid Period, 10th-12th Century
1915.307CCCC0
Casket
Syria (Raqqa), Ayyubid Period
1915.652CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Safavid Period
1915.594CCCC0
Tombstone
Iran, Nishapur, 10th century
1944.59CCCC0
Flask
Islamic, probably from Syria/Palestine
1915.552CCCC0
Mortar
Iran, Seljuq Period, 12th-13th Century
1992.190CCCC0
Bottle
Iran, 9th-10th Century
1951.291CCCC0
Bowl
Syria (Raqqa), Ayyubid Period
1915.639CCCC0
Wall Tile with a Man Carrying a Wine Bottle
Iran, Isfahan, Safavid period
1915.648CCCC0
Harpy
Iran, Seljuk Period, 11th-12th Century
1933.171CCCC0
Javelin with Concealed Poignard
Iran (?), 19th century
1916.727CCCC0
Jug
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk Period
1915.584CCCC0
Albarello Jar
Syria (Raqqa), Ayyabid Period, 13th Century
1940.968CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Amul, 11th-12th century
1953.373CCCC0
Jug
Iran, 10th-12th century
1915.306CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
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
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
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
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
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
Left side of a double-page album folio: Outside a Royal Encampment ...
style of Bihzad (Iranian, active 1470–1506)
1944.490Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperEdward 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
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
Inscription Plaque, Possibly from a Door
Iran, Safavid period
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
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
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
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
His Lantern
Afruz Amighi (Iranian, b. 1974)
2012.15Shadow installation; plain weave: polyethylene, hand cutOverall: 254 x 177.8 cm (100 x 70 in.)The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund©
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
Koran Manuscript Folio
Southern Spain
1933.440Ink, gold, and color on parchmentSheet: 52.7 x 55.4 cm (20 3/4 x 21 13/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore 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
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
Rustam's seventh course: He kills the White Div, folio 124 from a Shah...
attributed to Mir Musavvir (Iranian, c. 1510-1555) and 1 other
1988.96Opaque watercolor, ink, gold, and silver on paperSheet: 47.5 x 32.2 cm (18 11/16 x 12 11/16 in.); Image: 28.4 x 18.5 cm (11 3/16 x 7 5/16 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. 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
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
Balustrade Fragment with Animals from the residence of Hajji Hasan ibn...
Iran, 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
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
Rustam meets the challenge of Ashkabus, from a Shah-nama (Book of Kings)...
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid Period, 16th century
1960.199Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 25.4 x 15.7 cm (10 x 6 3/16 in.); Overall: 31 x 20.1 cm (12 3/16 x 7 15/16 in.); Text area: 21 x 13.5 cm (8 1/4 x 5 5/16 in.)Gift of John C. HeegeCCCC0
Jug
Iran, Rayy, Seljuk period
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
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
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
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
Mosque Lamp
Syria or Egypt, Mamluk Dynasty
1981.10Glass with enameled and gilded decorationOverall: 39.5 cm (15 9/16 in.)John L. Severance 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
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 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 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
Bowl
Ayyubid Syria, Rusapha
1944.75Fritware with luster-painted designOverall: 10.2 x 36 cm (4 x 14 3/16 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
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
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
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
Bowl
Fatimid Egypt, Fustat
1915.642Earthenware with luster-painted designDiameter: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.); Overall: 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
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
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
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
Albarello Jar with an Aphorism
Central Asia, Samarkand, Samanid period
1996.298Earthenware with underglaze slip-painted decorationDiameter: 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.); Overall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)John L. Severance 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
The Tale of the Twelve Faces. "Bizhan Addresses the Army": Illustration...
Iran, Shiraz, Inju (Il-Khanid), 14th Century
1944.479Opaque watercolor and ink on paperSheet: 36.3 x 30 cm (14 5/16 x 11 13/16 in.); Image: 28.6 x 24.5 cm (11 1/4 x 9 5/8 in.); Overall: 37 x 30 cm (14 9/16 x 11 13/16 in.); Text area: 29 x 24.5 cm (11 7/16 x 9 5/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Large Dish with Artichokes
Turkey, Iznik, Ottoman Period, 16th Century
1995.17Fritware with underglaze-painted designDiameter: 36.4 cm (14 5/16 in.); Overall: 6.9 cm (2 11/16 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
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
Plate
Seljuk Iran, Rayy, or Syria, Raqqa
1915.590Fritware with luster-painted designDiameter: 32.4 cm (12 3/4 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk Period
1915.585Fritware with luster-painted designOverall: 9.8 x 21.5 cm (3 7/8 x 8 7/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Bowl with Two Birds
Iran, Nishapur or Central Asia, Samarkand, Samanid Period, 10th century
1969.300Earthenware with underglaze slip-painted decorationOverall: 7.6 x 25 cm (3 x 9 13/16 in.)Gift of George P. BickfordCCCC0
Earthenware Dish Painted Blue with Splashes of Green and Yellow
Iraq, Basra, Abbasid period, 9th Century
1915.304Earthenware with overglaze-painted designDiameter: 30.2 cm (11 7/8 in.); Overall: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)The Worcester R. Warner CollectionCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Iran, Herat, Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746Ink, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 28 x 17.4 cm (11 x 6 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
An Episode from the Story of the Sasanian King Khusrau and his Beloved...
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
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
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
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
Bottle
1944.488Glass with enameled and gilded decorationPurchase 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
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
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
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
Persian Verses: The Fortieth Year of King Kisra Nushirwan's Reign and...
Iran, Tabriz, Ilkhanid period
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
Nushirwan Sends Mihran Sitad to Fetch the Daughter of the King of China ...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1962.25Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 14.7 x 15 cm (5 13/16 x 5 7/8 in.); Overall: 32.5 x 23.2 cm (12 13/16 x 9 1/8 in.); Text area: 23 x 15.5 cm (9 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Youth Seated by a Willow; Single Page Illustration
style of Muhammad Yusuf (Iranian)
1947.499Ink, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 33.5 x 21.9 cm (13 3/16 x 8 5/8 in.); Image: 15 x 9.6 cm (5 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Leaf from a Koran
Seljuk Iran
1939.507Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 32 x 21.3 cm (12 5/8 x 8 3/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Animals, Precious Stones, Coins, and Musical Instruments (recto);...
Iran, Shiraz, Ilkhanid period
1945.385Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 19.7 x 13.5 cm (7 3/4 x 5 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
King Luhrasp Ascends the Throne: a Processon Arrives at Court (recto);...
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid period
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
Aulad Tied to a Plane Tree, from a Shahnama by Firdausi
Sadiqi Bek (Iranian, 1533-1609)
1988.101Opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paperSheet: 33.5 x 23.5 cm (13 3/16 x 9 1/4 in.); Image: 33.5 x 23.5 cm (13 3/16 x 9 1/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings 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
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
Folio from a Koran
Probably Egypt, Abbasid period
1933.493Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on parchmentSheet: 23.7 x 33.7 cm (9 5/16 x 13 1/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Qualities of Ringdoves (recto); On the Benefits of Quails (verso), from...
Iran, 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
Matchlock musket
Turkey, Ottoman period
1916.828Wood, steel, brass, mother-of-pearl inlay, and leatherOverall: 103.5 cm (40 3/4 in.); Barrel: 68.3 cm (26 7/8 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Bahram Visits the White Domed Pavilion (recto); "Bahram Visits the White...
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid period, 16th century
2006.146Opaque watercolor, ink and gold 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
Text Page, Persian Prose (recto); The Story of Adam peace upon him, his...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1945.384Ink and opaque watercolor on paperOverall: 42 x 32 cm (16 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.); Text area: 34.5 x 22.7 cm (13 9/16 x 8 15/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade 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
Folio from an Arabic translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides
Abdallah ibn al-Fadl (Iraq)
1977.91Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paperSheet: 33.1 x 24.5 cm (13 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Mosque Lamp
Turkey (Iznik), Ottoman Period, 16th Century
1944.236Fritware with underglaze-painted designOverall: 28.4 x 19.5 cm (11 3/16 x 7 11/16 in.); Diameter of rim: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bahram Gur Visits the Princess of India in the Black Pavilion,...
Iran, possibly Tabriz or Shiraz, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1944.486Opaque watercolor and ink on paperImage: 18.7 x 12.3 cm (7 3/8 x 4 13/16 in.); Overall: 23.2 x 15.5 cm (9 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.); Text area: 18.2 x 12 cm (7 3/16 x 4 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
North Africa, Aghlabid or Abbasid, 9th century
1993.39Gold, ink and colors on parchmentSheet: 26.7 x 36.3 cm (10 1/2 x 14 5/16 in.)The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase FundCCCC0
Jug
Iran or Iraq, Baghdad, Buyid Period, reign of Samsam al-Dawla
1966.22Gold with repoussé and chased and engraved decorationOverall: 12.5 x 10.2 cm (4 15/16 x 4 in.); Diameter of base: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Illuminated Folio from a Gulistan (Rose Garden) of Sa'di (c. 1213-1291)
style of Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi (Persian, 1430-1520) and 1 other
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
Les Femmes Du Maroc: La Grande Odalisque
Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, b. 1956)
2012.13Chromogenic print mounted to aluminum with a UV protective laminateOverall: 76.2 x 101.6 cm (30 x 40 in.)The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund©
Octagonal Mirror Case with Lid
Iran, probably Isfahan, Qajar period
1918.785Varnished lacquer and opaque watercolor over papier-mâchéGift of Mrs. L. E. HoldenCCCC0
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
Yusuf and Zulaykha (recto); Text Page, Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Shiraz or Mashhad, Safavid period
1947.501Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 29.8 x 17.3 cm (11 3/4 x 6 13/16 in.); Image: 21.3 x 15.3 cm (8 3/8 x 6 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Lion-headed Stand
Northern Iraq or Syria, Zengid or Ayyubid period
1931.453Cast brass inlaid with silverOverall: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Mirror Case with Lid
Iran, Qajar period
1932.13Varnished lacquer and opaque watercolor over papier-mâchéOverall: 24.4 x 16 cm (9 5/8 x 6 5/16 in.)Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Jacob PerkinsCCCC0
Siyavush on His Horse Hitting a Rolling Target (recto) and Persian...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1942.871Opaque watercolor, silver, gold, and ink on paperGift of Heeramaneck GalleriesCCCC0
Towards Another Land
calligraphy by Hassan Massoudy (Iraq, 1944-) and 1 other
2013.65Pigments on paperPaper: 74.9 x 54.9 cm (29 1/2 x 21 5/8 in.)L. E. Holden Fund©
Illuminated Folio from a Gulistan (Rose Garden) of Sa'di (c. 1213-1291)
Sultan Ali Mashhadi (Iranian, c. 1440–1520)
2006.147Opaque 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
Harem #14
Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, b. 1956)
2012.14Chromogenic print mounted to aluminumOverall: 101.6 x 76.2 cm (40 x 30 in.)The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund©
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Iran or Iraq, Abbasid Period, 9th-10th century
1933.494Ink, gold, and color on parchmentSheet: 18.4 x 26 cm (7 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Rustam Lassoing his Horse, Rakhsh, in a Landscape (recto); Calligraphy,...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, late 15th century
1971.305Opaque watercolor, ink, gold and silver on paperGift of Mr. and Mrs. John D. MacDonaldCCCC0
Gilded Dish with Flowers and Leaves
Turkey, Iznik, Ottoman Period, late 16th century
1915.663Fritware with red slip, underglaze-painted design, and overglaze gildingDiameter: 29.8 cm (11 3/4 in.); Overall: 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Dish
Caucasus or northern Iran
1915.595Fritware with underglaze-painted design in black slip ("Kubachi" ware)Diameter: 34.2 cm (13 7/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Mosque Lamp
Turkey (Iznik), Ottoman Period, 16th Century
1944.287Fritware with underglaze-painted designOverall: 30.4 x 19.7 cm (11 15/16 x 7 3/4 in.); Diameter of rim: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bowl
Iran, probably Sultanabad
1915.591Fritware with underglaze-painted designDiameter: 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.); Overall: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Tughra:  Shah Muhammad bin Ibrahim Khan, al-muzaffar daima (Sultan...
Turkey, Ottoman Period, reign of Sultan Mehmed IV, ruled: 1648-1687), 17th century
1944.525Opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paperOverall: 24.5 x 45.6 cm (9 5/8 x 17 15/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Tile Spandrel with Floral Sprays
Turkey, Iznik, Ottoman Period, 16th century
2004.70Fritware with red slip and underglaze-painted designOverall: 76 x 29.9 x 2.5 cm (29 15/16 x 11 3/4 x 1 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Wall Tile with Lotus Blossom
Iran, probably Sultanabad, Ilkhanid period
1915.645Fritware with molded and underglaze-painted designOverall: 20 x 20 cm (7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
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
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
Bowl
Iran, probably Kashan, 12th-13th century
1944.478Fritware with overglaze-painted design (minai ware)Overall: 6.3 x 12.3 cm (2 1/2 x 4 13/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Sketch of a Young Man and Persian Calligraphy
Iran, Isfahan, Safavid period
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
Iraq or Iran, 9th-10th Century
1915.303Earthenware with underglaze-painted and incised designDiameter: 39.1 cm (15 3/8 in.)The Worcester R. Warner CollectionCCCC0
Garden Scene with a Master Instructing a Student in a Pavilion
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period
1939.508Opaque watercolor and ink 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
Bowl
Northwest Iran, Aghkand (Azerbaijan area), 12th-13th century
1944.483Earthenware with underglaze slip-painted decorationOverall: 9.8 x 31 cm (3 7/8 x 12 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Episodes from the Reigns of Khusrau Parviz and Nushirwan from a Shahnama...
Iraq, Baghdad, Ilkhanid period
1944.480Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 5 x 13.2 cm (1 15/16 x 5 3/16 in.); Overall: 25 x 18.8 cm (9 13/16 x 7 3/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bottle
Early Islamic, Eastern Mediterranean
1915.548GlassOverall: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt, Mamluk Period, 14th century
1933.480Ink, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 41.2 x 32.4 cm (16 1/4 x 12 3/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Viol
Iran
1918.353Overall: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Bowl
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk Period, mid-13th Century
1944.484Fritware with overglaze-painted design (minai ware)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Nishapur, Samanid Period, 10th Century
1956.225Earthenware with underglaze slip-painted decorationOverall: 11.5 x 28 cm (4 1/2 x 11 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bowl
Northwest Iran, Garrus district, late Saljuq Period, 12th-13th Century with 20th Century replacement fragments
1938.8Earthenware with underglaze slip-painted decorationPurchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Miniature Vase
Iran, early Islamic period, 8th-10th Century
1961.379IvoryDiameter: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)Gift of Edward GansCCCC0
Text Page, Persian Verses (recto); Bahram Gur meets Arzu, the Daughter...
Iran, Shiraz, Inju Period, 14th Century
1945.387Ink and opaque watercolor on paperOverall: 29 x 20.7 cm (11 7/16 x 8 1/8 in.); Text area: 22.5 x 15.3 cm (8 7/8 x 6 in.)Edward L. Whittemore 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
Leaf from a Koran
Egypt?, 11th-12th century
1933.481Ink, gold, and colors on paperEdward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Bowl with Incised Inscription
Iraq, Abbasid Period, 9th Century
1985.21GlassOverall: 4.8 x 9.8 cm (1 7/8 x 3 7/8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Orans Figure
Iran, Medieval Period
1984.223Lead reliefOverall: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)Gift of Milton Girod©
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
Jug
Iran, Khurasan, Nishapur, Seljuk Period, 12th century
1985.22Cast brassDiameter: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.); Diameter of mouth: 10.2 cm (4 in.); Overall: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); Diameter of base: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Salver
Afghanistan, Ghaznavid Period, 12th Century
1980.179BrassDiameter: 58 cm (22 13/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
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
Vase
Early Islamic, Eastern Mediterranean
1915.546GlassOverall: 6.1 x 5.5 x 3.3 cm (2 3/8 x 2 3/16 x 1 5/16 in.); Diameter of foot: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Seated Figure holding a Vase or Flask
Iran
1984.222Lead reliefOverall: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)Gift of Milton Girod©
Bowl
Iran, probably Kashan, Seljuk Period, 12th-13th Century
1985.20Fritware with molded design under glazeOverall: 8.5 x 12.3 cm (3 3/8 x 4 13/16 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Folio from a Koran
Seljuk Iran
1933.488Ink, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 30.6 x 20 cm (12 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Figurine
Iran, early Islamic Period, 8th-10th Century
1962.346Carved boneOverall: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)Gift of Edward GansCCCC0
Text Page, Persian Prose (Recto); Khar (Ass) (Verso)
Iran, Timurid Period, 15th century
1947.498Ink and opaque watercolor on paperOverall: 24.8 x 15.8 cm (9 3/4 x 6 1/4 in.); Text area: 18.7 x 11 cm (7 3/8 x 4 5/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Tambûr
Syria
1918.347Overall: 58.4 x 10.5 cm (23 x 4 1/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Oud
Arabia
1918.350Overall: 81.3 x 33.7 cm (32 x 13 1/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Pair of Buttons
Iran, 10th-11th century
1948.21GoldDiameter: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)Grace Rainey Rogers FundCCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk Period
1915.587Earthenware with underglaze-painted and incised designOverall: 9.5 x 20.7 cm (3 3/4 x 8 1/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Incense Burner
Syria, Ayyubid Period, 13th Century
1937.26Brass inlaid with silverOverall: 10.6 cm (4 3/16 in.); Diameter of ridge at base: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.); Diameter of ridge at rim: 8.2 cm (3 1/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Mirror with Addorsed Sphinxes
Eastern Anatolia or Northern Mesopotamia, 12th-early 13th century
1995.402Cast bronze with relief decorationDiameter: 10.6 cm (4 3/16 in.); Overall: 0.9 x 0.3 cm (3/8 x 1/8 in.); Rim: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. LeeCCCC0
Wall Tile
Iran, Kashan, Ilkhanid period
1915.638Fritware with luster-painted designDiameter: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Jug
Iran or Iraq, late Seljuq Period, 11th-13th Century
1915.305EarthenwareOverall: 15.5 x 11 cm (6 1/8 x 4 5/16 in.)The Worcester R. Warner CollectionCCCC0
Storage Jar
Syria (Raqqa), Ayyubid Period
1915.665Fritware with glazeDiameter of mouth: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.); Overall: 48.2 cm (19 in.); Diameter of base: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Leaf from a Qur'an
Egypt, Cairo, Mamluk period, 14th century
2013.102Ink, gold, color on pink paperSheet: 45 x 33 cm (17 11/16 x 13 in.)Gift of Donna L. and Robert H. JacksonCCCC0
Wall Tiles
Turkey (Iznik), Ottoman Period
1915.651Fritware with underglaze-painted designGift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust©
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt?, Abbasid Period, 9th century
1933.482Ink, gold, and color on parchmentSheet: 12.8 x 16.4 cm (5 1/16 x 6 7/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Wall Tile
Iran, Ilkhanid period
1915.649Fritware with luster-painted designOverall: 40.5 x 25.5 x 4 cm (15 15/16 x 10 1/16 x 1 9/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Wall Tile
Iran, Safavid period
1915.650Faience, cuerda seca techniqueOverall: 32.3 x 32.3 x 2.8 cm (12 11/16 x 12 11/16 x 1 1/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Rayy (?), Seljuk Period
1915.588Earthenware with underglaze-painted and incised designOverall: 9.2 x 21 cm (3 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.); Diameter of foot: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Safavid Period
1915.582Fritware with underglaze painted design in colored slips ("Kubachi" ware)Overall: 27 x 10.6 cm (10 5/8 x 4 3/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Mirror with Four Leaves
Eastern Anatolia or Northern Mesopotamia, 12th-13th century
1995.403BronzeDiameter: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.); Overall: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.); Rim: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. LeeCCCC0
"Benefits of the Parts of Vultures" (From the Manafi' al-Haywan of Abu...
Iran, Marageh, Mongol Period (Ilkhanid), late 13th Century
2006.149Opaque watercolor, ink and gold 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
Deep Bowl
Turkey (Kutahya), Ottoman Period
1915.643Fritware with underglaze-painted designDiameter: 17.8 cm (7 in.); Overall: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt, Mamluk Period, 14th-15th century
1933.473Ink, gold, and colors on paperEdward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt?, Abbasid Period, 9th century
1933.483Ink, gold, and color on parchmentSheet: 13 x 17.4 cm (5 1/8 x 6 7/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Egypt, Mamluk period
1933.474Ink, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 23.5 x 16.4 cm (9 1/4 x 6 7/16 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Jug
Iran, Samanid Period, 10th-12th Century
1915.307EarthenwareOverall: 14 x 12 cm (5 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.)The Worcester R. Warner CollectionCCCC0
Casket
Syria (Raqqa), Ayyubid Period
1915.652Fritware with molded design under glazeOverall: 20.4 x 18 x 15.5 cm (8 1/16 x 7 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Safavid Period
1915.594Fritware with underglaze painted design in colored slips ("Kubachi" ware)Overall: 8.4 x 35.6 cm (3 5/16 x 14 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Tombstone
Iran, Nishapur, 10th century
1944.59LimestoneOverall: 40 x 19.1 cm (15 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.)Gift of Heeramaneck GalleriesCCCC0
Flask
Islamic, probably from Syria/Palestine
1915.552GlassOverall: 10.8 x 8.3 x 1.8 cm (4 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 11/16 in.); Diameter of foot: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Mortar
Iran, Seljuq Period, 12th-13th Century
1992.190Cast bronze with incised decorationDiameter: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.); Overall: 16.2 cm (6 3/8 in.); Diameter of rim: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)Gift of Mrs. R. E. PetrequinCCCC0
Bottle
Iran, 9th-10th Century
1951.291GlassOverall: 24.2 cm (9 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Bowl
Syria (Raqqa), Ayyubid Period
1915.639Fritware with underglaze-painted designDiameter: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.); Overall: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Wall Tile with a Man Carrying a Wine Bottle
Iran, Isfahan, Safavid period
1915.648Faience, cuerda seca techniqueOverall: 44.5 x 23.5 cm (17 1/2 x 9 1/4 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Harpy
Iran, Seljuk Period, 11th-12th Century
1933.171BronzeOverall: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)Joint Expeditions-Iraq Excavations FundCCCC0
Javelin with Concealed Poignard
Iran (?), 19th century
1916.727Steel inlaid with goldOverall: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)Gift of J. H. WadeCCCC0
Jug
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk Period
1915.584Fritware with luster-painted designOverall: 14.7 x 17 cm (5 13/16 x 6 11/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Albarello Jar
Syria (Raqqa), Ayyabid Period, 13th Century
1940.968Fritware with underglaze-painted designDiameter of mouth: 10.7 cm (4 3/16 in.); Overall: 25.6 x 14 cm (10 1/16 x 5 1/2 in.)Bequest of James ParmeleeCCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Amul, 11th-12th century
1953.373Earthenware with underglaze slip-painted decorationOverall: 7.8 x 18 cm (3 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.)Gift of Mary Corning Hyatt and Warren H. Corning, in memory of their mother, Edith W. CorningCCCC0
Jug
Iran, 10th-12th century
1915.306EarthenwareOverall: 13.2 x 12 cm (5 3/16 x 4 3/4 in.)The Worcester R. Warner CollectionCCCC0