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Arts of the Book: Illustrated Texts, Miniatures

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Folio From The Khawass Al-Ashjar (de Materia Medica): Rasiyun  Plant	Folio From The Khawass Al-Ashjar (de Materia Medica): Rasiyun Plant
Geography: Iran
Period: 13th century CE

Folio From The Khawass Al-Ashjar (de Materia Medica): Amadun  Or  Nardin  Plant	Folio From The Khawass Al-Ashjar (de Materia Medica): Amadun Or Nardin Plant
Geography: Iran
Period: 13th century CE

Folio From The Khawass Al-Ashjar (de Materia Medica): Hashisha  Al-Hamama (the Herb Bugloss, Or Oxtongue)Folio From The Khawass Al-Ashjar (de Materia Medica): Hashisha Al-Hamama (the Herb Bugloss, Or Oxtongue)
Geography: Iran
Period: 13th century CE

Folio From The Khawass Al-Ashjar (de Materia Medica): Labathun  Plant	Folio From The Khawass Al-Ashjar (de Materia Medica): Labathun Plant
Geography: Iran
Period: 13th century CE

Folio From The Khawass Al-Ashjar (de Materia Medica): The Poppy 
Folio From The Khawass Al-Ashjar (de Materia Medica): The Poppy
Geography: Mesopotamia
Period: 13th century CE

Folio From A Manuscript Of Kitab Fi Ma'Rifat Al-Hiyal Al-Hindasiyya By Al-Jazari: A Blood-Letting DeviceFolio From A Manuscript Of Kitab Fi Ma'Rifat Al-Hiyal Al-Hindasiyya By Al-Jazari: A Blood-Letting Device
Geography: Egypt
Period: Mamluk, dated Safar 755 H/February-March 1354 CE
Dynasty: Mamluk

Frontispiece From A Manuscript Of The Sulwan Al-Muta' Of Ibn Zafar: Three Young HuntersFrontispiece From A Manuscript Of The Sulwan Al-Muta' Of Ibn Zafar: Three Young Hunters
Geography: Egypt
Period: Mamluk, circa 1325-50 CE
Dynasty: Mamluk

Folio From The Khamsa Of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi: Shab-I Qadr (the Night Of Power)Folio From The Khamsa Of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi: Shab-I Qadr (the Night Of Power)
Geography: India
Period: Tughluq, circa 1350-1450 CE
Dynasty: Tughluq Sultanate

Manuscript Of The Mathnavi Of Jalal Al-Din RumiManuscript Of The Mathnavi Of Jalal Al-Din Rumi
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, dated 1011 H/1602 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Youth And Dervish In ConversationYouth And Dervish In Conversation
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, circa 1590 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Shepherds In A Landscape	Shepherds In A Landscape
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, circa 1675 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Sample Of Calligraphy Signed By Al-Faqir 'AliSample Of Calligraphy Signed By Al-Faqir 'Ali
Geography: India and Iran
Period: Safavid and Mughal, 16th-17th century CE
Dynasty: Safavid and Mughal

Manuscript Of The Khamsa Of NizamiManuscript Of The Khamsa Of Nizami
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, dated Rabi' al-Awwal 934 H/December 1527 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Muraqqa' (album) Of Portraits And CalligraphiesMuraqqa' (album) Of Portraits And Calligraphies
Geography: Iran
Period: Qajar, 19th century CE
Dynasty: Qajar

Manuscript Of The Judgements Of The Greek Philosophers: Socrates And Aristophanes
Manuscript Of The Judgements Of The Greek Philosophers: Socrates And Aristophanes
Geography: Iraq or Syria
Period: 13th-14th century CE, with later additions

Manuscript Of Al-Kashifi'S Anvar-I Suhayli (lights Of Canopus)Manuscript Of Al-Kashifi'S Anvar-I Suhayli (lights Of Canopus)
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, dated 13 Safar 1002 H/8 November 1593 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Sample Of Calligraphy From An Album Made For Shah JahanSample Of Calligraphy From An Album Made For Shah Jahan
Geography: India and Iran
Period: Safavid and Mughal, circa 1520-1640 CE
Dynasty: Safavid and Mughal

Landscape With Villagers, Travellers, And AnimalsLandscape With Villagers, Travellers, And Animals
Geography: India
Period: circa 1800 CE

Palace At DelhiPalace At Delhi
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, circa 1820-30 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Talismanic ChartTalismanic Chart
Geography: Iran
Period: Qajar, 19th century CE
Dynasty: Qajar

Folio From The Shahnama Of Shah Tahmasp: Salm And Tur Receive The Reply Of Faridun And ManuchihrFolio From The Shahnama Of Shah Tahmasp: Salm And Tur Receive The Reply Of Faridun And Manuchihr
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, c. 1520-30 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Folio From The Shahnama Of Shah Tahmasp: Sindukht Brings Gifts To The Court Of SamFolio From The Shahnama Of Shah Tahmasp: Sindukht Brings Gifts To The Court Of Sam
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, c. 1522-35 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Folio From The Shahnama Of Shah Tahmasp: The First Joust Of The Champions, Fariburz And KalbadFolio From The Shahnama Of Shah Tahmasp: The First Joust Of The Champions, Fariburz And Kalbad
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, c. 1540 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Fath 'Ali Shah Seated On A Throne Decorated With Precious StonesFath 'Ali Shah Seated On A Throne Decorated With Precious Stones
Geography: Iran
Period: Qajar, 19th century CE
Dynasty: Qajar

Manuscript Of The Guy U Chawgan Or Halnama (book Of Ecstasy) Of 'ArifiManuscript Of The Guy U Chawgan Or Halnama (book Of Ecstasy) Of 'Arifi
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, circa 1580 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Zoomorphic CalligraphyZoomorphic Calligraphy
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, 17th century CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Masjid Al-HaramMasjid Al-Haram
Geography: Probably the Hijaz (Arabia)
Period: 18th century CE

Calligraphy By Ismail JalayirCalligraphy By Ismail Jalayir
Geography: Iran
Period: Qajar, circa 1860-70 CE
Dynasty: Qajar

A Gathering Of DervishesA Gathering Of Dervishes
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, late 16th century CE
Dynasty: Safavid

The Crucifixion With The Virgin And St. JohnThe Crucifixion With The Virgin And St. John
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, c. 1600 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

A Prince Visits A HermitA Prince Visits A Hermit
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, circa 1585-90 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Portrait Of Shah Jahan And His Three SonsPortrait Of Shah Jahan And His Three Sons
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, circa 1628 CE or later
Dynasty: Mughal

Emperor Jahangir At The Jharoka Window Of The Agra FortEmperor Jahangir At The Jharoka Window Of The Agra Fort
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, circa 1620 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Sample Of Calligraphy From An Album Made For Shah JahanSample Of Calligraphy From An Album Made For Shah Jahan
Geography: India and Iran
Period: Mughal and Safavid, circa 1520-1640 CE
Dynasty: Mughal and Safavid

Pictorial Genealogy Of The Descendants Of JahangirPictorial Genealogy Of The Descendants Of Jahangir
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, circa 1623-27 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Folio From The Shahnama Of Shah Tahmasp: Firdawsi And The Three Court Poets Of GhaznaFolio From The Shahnama Of Shah Tahmasp: Firdawsi And The Three Court Poets Of Ghazna
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, circa 1532 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Folio From The Shahnama Of Shah Tahmasp: Gushtasp Slays A Dragon On Mount SaqilaFolio From The Shahnama Of Shah Tahmasp: Gushtasp Slays A Dragon On Mount Saqila
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, circa 1530-35 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

A Sea-Serpent Swallows The Royal FleetA Sea-Serpent Swallows The Royal Fleet
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, circa 1670 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Ascetics In A LandscapeAscetics In A Landscape
Geography: India
Period: 18th century CE or later
Dynasty: Rajput

Humayun Defeats His Rebellious Brother Kamran At KabulHumayun Defeats His Rebellious Brother Kamran At Kabul
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, circa 1597 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Portraits Of Jahangir And Shah JahanPortraits Of Jahangir And Shah Jahan
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, 1628 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Portrait Of An Ottoman With A BookPortrait Of An Ottoman With A Book
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, circa 1610 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Group Of Sages In DiscussionGroup Of Sages In Discussion
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, c. 1650 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Kausa Ragaputra: Music For After MidnightKausa Ragaputra: Music For After Midnight
Geography: India
Period: circa 1700 CE
Dynasty: Rajput

Manuscript Of The Dala'Il Al-Khayrat (the Ways Of Edification) Of Al-JazuliManuscript Of The Dala'Il Al-Khayrat (the Ways Of Edification) Of Al-Jazuli
Geography: Turkey
Period: Ottoman, dated 1207-08 H/1793 CE
Dynasty: Ottoman

An Ottoman OfficialAn Ottoman Official
Geography: Turkey
Period: Ottoman, circa 1650 CE
Dynasty: Ottoman

Portrait Of Sultan Selim IiPortrait Of Sultan Selim Ii
Geography: Turkey
Period: Ottoman, circa 1570 CE
Dynasty: Ottoman

Portrait Of Sultam Selim IiiPortrait Of Sultam Selim Iii
Geography: Turkey
Period: Ottoman, circa 1805 CE
Dynasty: Ottoman

Sample Of Calligraphy By Prince Dara ShikuhSample Of Calligraphy By Prince Dara Shikuh
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, dated 1041 H/1631-32 CE, and 18th century CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Pilgrimage CertificatePilgrimage Certificate
Geography: Probably the Hijaz (Arabia)
Period: Dated 1192 H/1778-79 CE

Manuscript Of The Dala'Il Al-Khayrat (the Ways Of Edification) Of Al-JazuliManuscript Of The Dala'Il Al-Khayrat (the Ways Of Edification) Of Al-Jazuli
Geography: Turkey
Period: Ottoman, dated Muharram 1233 H/November 1818 CE
Dynasty: Ottoman

A Prince And A HermitA Prince And A Hermit
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, circa 1595 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

A Young Prince With MysticsA Young Prince With Mystics
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, circa 1635 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

A Dervish In A LandscapeA Dervish In A Landscape
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, dated 1074 H/1663 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Manuscript Of The Tadhkira Of Shaykh Safi Al-DinManuscript Of The Tadhkira Of Shaykh Safi Al-Din
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, dated Sha'ban 990 H/August-September 1582 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Sages In Religious DiscussionSages In Religious Discussion
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, circa 1670 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

A Composite Elephant And RiderA Composite Elephant And Rider
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, circa 1600-40 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Shah 'Abbas Ii And The Mughal AmbassadorShah 'Abbas Ii And The Mughal Ambassador
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, circa 1663 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Isa Khan, Qurchibashi Of Shah 'Abbas IIsa Khan, Qurchibashi Of Shah 'Abbas I
Geography: India
Period: Safavid, circa 1620 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Shah Safi' Al-Din At A Picnic With AmbassadorsShah Safi' Al-Din At A Picnic With Ambassadors
Geography: India
Period: 19th century CE

Double Album Page: Portrait Of Fath' Ali Shah And Calligraphic ExerciseDouble Album Page: Portrait Of Fath' Ali Shah And Calligraphic Exercise
Geography: Iran
Period: Qajar, 19th century CE
Dynasty: Qajar

Portrait Of Akbar In Old AgePortrait Of Akbar In Old Age
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, circa 1650 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

The Delhi Darbar Of Akbar Shah IiThe Delhi Darbar Of Akbar Shah Ii
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, circa 1811 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Folio From The Akhlaq-I Nasiri Of Nasir Al-Din Tusi: A Court AtelierFolio From The Akhlaq-I Nasiri Of Nasir Al-Din Tusi: A Court Atelier
Geography: Lahore
Period: Mughal, circa 1595 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Sample Of Calligraphy By Shah Mahmud NishapuriSample Of Calligraphy By Shah Mahmud Nishapuri
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, circa 1540 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

A Drowsy Courtier Reading By CandlelightA Drowsy Courtier Reading By Candlelight
Geography: India
Period: Sultanate, circa 1630 CE
Dynasty: Sultanate

Folio From The Manafi' Al-Hayawan Of Ibn Bukhtishu: The Shiqraq, Or Green MagpieFolio From The Manafi' Al-Hayawan Of Ibn Bukhtishu: The Shiqraq, Or Green Magpie
Geography: Iran
Period: Il-Khanid, circa 1300 CE
Dynasty: Il-Khanid

Folio From The Suwar Al-Kawakib Al-Thabita: The Constellations Andromeda And PiscesFolio From The Suwar Al-Kawakib Al-Thabita: The Constellations Andromeda And Pisces
Geography: Iran
Period: Timurid, circa 1450 CE
Dynasty: Timurid

A Dragon In A LandscapeA Dragon In A Landscape
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, circa 1610 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

A Hunting SceneA Hunting Scene
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, circa 1580 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Young Hunter With A FalconYoung Hunter With A Falcon
Geography: Turkey
Period: Ottoman, 16th century CE
Dynasty: Ottoman

Folio From The Shahnama Of Shah Tahmasp: Rustam Pursues The Div Akvan Disguised As An OnagerFolio From The Shahnama Of Shah Tahmasp: Rustam Pursues The Div Akvan Disguised As An Onager
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, circa 1530-35 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Jahangirs Lion HuntJahangirs Lion Hunt
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, circa 1615 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Lovers In The Storm With DivsLovers In The Storm With Divs
Geography: Afghanistan
Period: circa 1525 CE

Prince Dara Shikuh And His Mistress On A Terrace At NightPrince Dara Shikuh And His Mistress On A Terrace At Night
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, 18th century CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Musician Playing A TarMusician Playing A Tar
Geography: Iran
Period: Qajar, 20th century CE
Dynasty: Qajar

A Musical GatheringA Musical Gathering
Geography: Turkey
Period: Ottoman, 18th century CE
Dynasty: Ottoman

Nata RagaNata Raga
Geography: India
Period: circa 1690 CE

The Architect Numan Is Thrown From A FortressThe Architect Numan Is Thrown From A Fortress
Geography: India or Iran
Period: 16th century CE or later

Folio From A Shahnama: Bahram Gur Goes HuntingFolio From A Shahnama: Bahram Gur Goes Hunting
Geography: Iran
Period: Il-Khanid, circa 1300 CE
Dynasty: Il-Khanid

Folio From A Shahnama: The Arrival Of Zahhak And The End Of Jamshids RuleFolio From A Shahnama: The Arrival Of Zahhak And The End Of Jamshids Rule
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, circa 1576 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Folio From A Shahnama: Bijan Takes The Rein To Aid GustahamFolio From A Shahnama: Bijan Takes The Rein To Aid Gustaham
Geography: Iran
Period: Timurid, dated 899 H/1493-94 CE
Dynasty: Timurid

Baburs Men Pursuing The Inhabitants Of Bilah Across The River IndusBaburs Men Pursuing The Inhabitants Of Bilah Across The River Indus
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, circa 1589 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Illuminated Album Page With Sura Al-FatihaIlluminated Album Page With Sura Al-Fatiha
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, 16th century CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Illuminated Album Page With Sura Al-FatihaIlluminated Album Page With Sura Al-Fatiha
Geography: Iran or Bukhara
Period: circa1507-15 CE
Dynasty: Safavid ( ?)

An Aged PilgrimAn Aged Pilgrim
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, c.1618-20 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Double Finispiece From The Diwan Of Sultan Ibrahim MirzaDouble Finispiece From The Diwan Of Sultan Ibrahim Mirza
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, 1582 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Cranes And DucksCranes And Ducks
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, 18th century CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Elephants By The RiverElephants By The River
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, c. 1589 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Congregation Of BirdsCongregation Of Birds
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, 17th century CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Shah 'Abbas I Of Iran Attended By A PageShah 'Abbas I Of Iran Attended By A Page
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, 18th century CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Akbar And A DervishAkbar And A Dervish
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, c.1586-87 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Bearded Man Reading OutdoorsBearded Man Reading Outdoors
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, c. 1640 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Manuscript Of The Tashrih MansuriManuscript Of The Tashrih Mansuri
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, 17th century CE
Dynasty: Safavid

The Constellations Virgo, Libra, Scorpio And LeoThe Constellations Virgo, Libra, Scorpio And Leo
Geography: Arabian Peninsula
Period: Ottoman, 17th century CE
Dynasty: Ottoman

Manuscript Of The Taqwim Al-Sihha Of Ibn ButlanManuscript Of The Taqwim Al-Sihha Of Ibn Butlan
Geography: Near East?
Period: dated 745 H/1344 CE

Folio From A Manuscript Of The Kalila Wa Dimna: The Fable Of The Lion, The Fox And The DonkeyFolio From A Manuscript Of The Kalila Wa Dimna: The Fable Of The Lion, The Fox And The Donkey
Geography: Iran
Period: 1333 CE

Folio From The Shahnama Of Shah Isma'Il: Isfandiyar Kills The SimurghFolio From The Shahnama Of Shah Isma'Il: Isfandiyar Kills The Simurgh
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, 1576-77 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Folio From A Shahnama: Bahram Gur Kills The UnicornFolio From A Shahnama: Bahram Gur Kills The Unicorn
Geography: Iran
Period: 1494 CE

Young Man Carried Off By A Giant BirdYoung Man Carried Off By A Giant Bird
Geography: Lahore
Period: Mughal, c.1590 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

Shirin Praying And Khusrau HuntingShirin Praying And Khusrau Hunting
Geography: India
Period: c.1720-40 CE

Lovers In A LandscapeLovers In A Landscape
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, dated 1056 H/1646 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

The Na'Im Al-Din ShahnamaThe Na'Im Al-Din Shahnama
Geography: Iran
Period: circa 1492 CE

Portrait Of The Poet HatifiPortrait Of The Poet Hatifi
Geography: Afghanistan
Period: Safavid, circa 1511 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

A Youth Playing A Stringed InstrumentA Youth Playing A Stringed Instrument
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, late 16th century CE?
Dynasty: Safavid

Folio From A Shahnama: Bahram Gur Kills Two Lions To Prove His Right To The Throne Of IranFolio From A Shahnama: Bahram Gur Kills Two Lions To Prove His Right To The Throne Of Iran
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, 17th century CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Mansucript Of The Kulliyat Of Sa'DiMansucript Of The Kulliyat Of Sa'Di
Geography: India
Period: Mughal, c.1604 CE
Dynasty: Mughal

The Ottoman Army Marching On The City Of Tunis In 1569 CeThe Ottoman Army Marching On The City Of Tunis In 1569 Ce
Geography: Turkey
Period: Ottoman, dated Dhul Hijja 988 H/12 January 1581 CE
Dynasty: Ottoman

Portrait Of The Nawab Mirza Muhammad Baqir And His Young Son Mirza HusaynPortrait Of The Nawab Mirza Muhammad Baqir And His Young Son Mirza Husayn
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, dated 1085 H/1674 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Folio From The Shahnama Of Shah Tahmasp: The Story Of Haftvad And The WormFolio From The Shahnama Of Shah Tahmasp: The Story Of Haftvad And The Worm
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, circa 1540 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Folio From The Shahnama Of Shah Tahmasp: The Death Of ZahhakFolio From The Shahnama Of Shah Tahmasp: The Death Of Zahhak
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, circa 1535 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Folio From The Shahnama Of Shah Tahmasp: The Court Of GayumarsFolio From The Shahnama Of Shah Tahmasp: The Court Of Gayumars
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, circa 1522-25 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Folio From The Shahnama Of Shah Isma'Il: Rustam Slays The Turanian Warrior AlkusFolio From The Shahnama Of Shah Isma'Il: Rustam Slays The Turanian Warrior Alkus
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, circa 1576 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Folio From A Shahnama: Kai Khusrau Surveys His ForcesFolio From A Shahnama: Kai Khusrau Surveys His Forces
Geography: Iran
Period: Safavid, 1654 CE
Dynasty: Safavid

Folio From A Shahnama: Shah Kay Kavus Attempts To Fly To HeavenFolio From A Shahnama: Shah Kay Kavus Attempts To Fly To Heaven
Geography: Iran
Period: Il-Khanid, 741 H/1341 CE
Dynasty: Il-Khanid

Folio From The 'Small Shahnama': Shah Shapur Besieges The Fortress Of The Arabian Chieftain Ta'Ir In YemenFolio From The 'Small Shahnama': Shah Shapur Besieges The Fortress Of The Arabian Chieftain Ta'Ir In Yemen
Geography: Iran
Period: Il-Khanid, circa 1300 CE
Dynasty: Il-Khanid