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Manuscripts and Illuminations

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"The Khaqan Captive Before Bahram Gur", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah TahmaspArtist: Painting attributed to Qasim ibn 'Ali (active ca. 1525–60) Workshop director: Mir Musavvir (active 1525–60) ca. 1530–35 Iran, Tabriz Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper Dimensions: Painting: H. 7 11/16 x W. 6 11/16 in. (H. 19.5 x W. 17 cm) Entire Page: H. 18 5/8 x W. 12 1/2 in. (H. 47.3 x W. 31.8 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art 1970.301.64 Ibn Ali, Persian Miniature, Islamic Paintings, Paper Dimensions, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Folios, Vintage World Maps, Workshop, Miniatures
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi | "The Khaqan Captive Before Bahram Gur", Folio 578r from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"The Khaqan Captive Before Bahram Gur", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah TahmaspArtist: Painting attributed to Qasim ibn 'Ali (active ca. 1525–60) Workshop director: Mir Musavvir (active 1525–60) ca. 1530–35 Iran, Tabriz Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper Dimensions: Painting: H. 7 11/16 x W. 6 11/16 in. (H. 19.5 x W. 17 cm) Entire Page: H. 18 5/8 x W. 12 1/2 in. (H. 47.3 x W. 31.8 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art 1970.301.64
International Dunhuang Project: A Few of Our Favourite Things: #16 Oktor Skjærvø Handmade Paper Boxes, Dunhuang, Silk Road, Mark Making, 20th Anniversary, Artist Books, Ancient Art, Archaeology, Artifacts
A Few of Our Favourite Things: #16 Oktor Skjærvø
International Dunhuang Project: A Few of Our Favourite Things: #16 Oktor Skjærvø
#14: Sogdian letter, Or.8212/95 chosen by Nicholas Sims-Williams. Nicholas, Chosen, Sims, Lettering, Favorite, Mantle
A Few of Our Favourite Things: #14 Nicholas Sims-Williams
#14: Sogdian letter, Or.8212/95 chosen by Nicholas Sims-Williams.
Collection of poems (divan), Double-page illuminated frontispiece, Walters Manuscript W.636, fol. 2b by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts Medieval Art, Islamic Art Pattern, Pattern Art, Illustrations Vintage, Art Chinois, Illustrated Manuscript, Pomes
Collection of poems (divan), Double-page illuminated frontispiece, Walters Manuscript W.636, fol. 2b
Collection of poems (divan), Double-page illuminated frontispiece, Walters Manuscript W.636, fol. 2b by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts
From the Collection Care blog post 'Islamic/Western' features in three India Office Records manuscripts'. History Nerd, British Library, Manuscript, Islamic, Addiction, Records, India, Secret, Office
“Islamic/Western” features in three India Office Records manuscripts
From the Collection Care blog post 'Islamic/Western' features in three India Office Records manuscripts'.
From the Asian and African Studies blog post 'The Road to Mandalay'. Mandalay, Creative Industries, African, Scrapbook, Blog, Painting
The road to Mandalay
From the Asian and African Studies blog post 'The Road to Mandalay'.
The Elephant Clock. Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari (1136-1206 Turkey). Rare Syrian illuminated manuscript. 1315 CE Mamluk period. Copyist, Farrukh ibn `Abd al-Latif.  This device, his most famous and elaborate. Al-Jaziri's work is famed not merely for it's ingenuity and broad knowledge of techniques but because as an engineer his diagrams are complete with precise details and practical instructions for making them which made them widely influential. Elephant Clock, Elephas Maximus, Posters Art Prints, Fine Art Prints, Print Poster, Water Clock, Culture Art, Greek Culture, Art History
Farrukh ibn `Abd al-Latif | "The Elephant Clock", Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Elephant Clock. Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari (1136-1206 Turkey). Rare Syrian illuminated manuscript. 1315 CE Mamluk period. Copyist, Farrukh ibn `Abd al-Latif. This device, his most famous and elaborate. Al-Jaziri's work is famed not merely for it's ingenuity and broad knowledge of techniques but because as an engineer his diagrams are complete with precise details and practical instructions for making them which made them widely influential.