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Iranian - A Youth with a Falcon - Walters W682A - Full Page

Iranian - A Youth with a Falcon - Walters W682A - Full Page

This Safavid drawing, Walters manuscript leaf W.682, depicts a kneeling young man with a falcon, a popular motif for paintings and drawings produced on single leaves. It dates to the late 10th century AH/AD 16t... More

Iranian - Courtiers of Shah 'Abbas I - Walters W691A

Iranian - Courtiers of Shah 'Abbas I - Walters W691A

This painting, Walters manuscript leaf W.691, depicts courtiers of the Safavid ruler Shah 'Abbas I (reigned 996 AH/AD 1588-1038 AH/AD 1629). It is the right side of a double-page composition, which most likely ... More

Islamic - Binding from Two Works of Sa`di - The Rose Garden (Gulistan) and The Orchard (Bustan) - Walters W619binding - Bottom Interior

Islamic - Binding from Two Works of Sa`di - The Rose Garden (Gulistan)...

Walters manuscript W.619 is bound in an original leather binding (with a flap). The binding has dentelle-style decorated boards and doublures of brown leather with gold-painted filigree work on a multi-colored ... More

Jamal al-Din al-Tifashi - Illuminated Titlepiece and Medallion - Walters W5891A - Full Page

Jamal al-Din al-Tifashi - Illuminated Titlepiece and Medallion - Walte...

This page from Walters manuscript W.589 has an illuminated titlepiece in the upper panel and an authorship statement in the central medallion.

Islamic - Binding from Anthology of Persian Poetry - Walters W653binding - Top Exterior Closed

Islamic - Binding from Anthology of Persian Poetry - Walters W653bindi...

This non-original binding from Walters manuscript W.653 Probably dates to the 13th century AH/AD 19th. It consists of green leather-covered boards with a brown leather spine (with no flap), and marbled paper pastedowns.

Iranian - A Young Man with a Flower - Walters W680A - Full Page

Iranian - A Young Man with a Flower - Walters W680A - Full Page

This single-leaf painting of a young man in a blue robe and red undergarment, Walters manuscript leaf W.680, was produced in Safavid Iran in the 11th century AH/AD 17th.

Iranian - Single Leaf of a Youth with a Falcon - Walters W682 - Detail

Iranian - Single Leaf of a Youth with a Falcon - Walters W682 - Detail

This Safavid drawing, Walters manuscript leaf W.682, depicts a kneeling young man with a falcon. It dates to the late 10th century AH/AD 16th or early 11th century AH/AD 17th and was likely produced in Qazvin o... More

Jamal al-Din Husayn Inju Shirazi - The Hanging of Shah 'Abd al-Ma'ali - Walters W684BA - Full Page

Jamal al-Din Husayn Inju Shirazi - The Hanging of Shah 'Abd al-Ma'ali ...

This illustration from Walters manuscript W.684 has the inscription: Shah 'Abd al-Ma'li being hanged on the order of Mirza Muhammad Hakim.

Muhammad Hilmi Afandi - Leaf from Ottoman Diploma in Calligraphy - Walters W6741B - Full Page

Muhammad Hilmi Afandi - Leaf from Ottoman Diploma in Calligraphy - Wal...

This page from Walters manuscript W.674 bears the following inscription: Bi-sm Allah al-Rahman al-Rahim /1/ Qala Rasul Allah sallá Allah 'alayhi wa-sallama /1/ man kataba /2/ bi-sm Allah al-Rahman al-Rahim wa-j... More

Amir Khusraw Dihlavi - Shirin Entertains Khusraw - Google Art Project

Amir Khusraw Dihlavi - Shirin Entertains Khusraw - Google Art Project

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Piri Reis - Oval World Map - Google Art Project
Semsi Pasa - Two Works on Islamic Beliefs and Practices - Walters W665 (2)

Semsi Pasa - Two Works on Islamic Beliefs and Practices - Walters W665...

Walters manuscript W.665 is a codex comprising two works on Islamic beliefs and practices by the Ottoman writer Ahmet bin Muhammed Semsi Pasa (died 988 AH/AD 1580), entitled Tercümet ül-Vikaye (Translation of V... More

Abd al-Rahim 'Ambarin Qalam - Farhad Before Khusraw - Google Art Project
Ottoman - Binding from Book on Horses - Walters W661binding - Bottom Exterior

Ottoman - Binding from Book on Horses - Walters W661binding - Bottom E...

This binding is original to Walters manuscript W.661. It is composed of green leather with a centrally positioned vase with flowers. The binding has no flap.

Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman ibn Ahmad Jami - Collection of Poems (Divan) - Google Art Project

Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman ibn Ahmad Jami - Collection of Poems (Divan)...

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Iranian - Illuminated Page with Verses from the End of Chapter 17 - Walters W569152B - Full Page

Iranian - Illuminated Page with Verses from the End of Chapter 17 - Wa...

This illuminated page from Walters manuscript W.569 contains verses from the end of chapter 17 (Surat Bani Isra'il) inscribed in the center medallion in white Muhaqqaq script.

Macdonald - Binding from Qur'an - Walters W555binding - Side D

Macdonald - Binding from Qur'an - Walters W555binding - Side D

Walters manuscript W.555 is bound in a black leather binding without a flap that is not contemporary to the textblock.The manuscript was rebound by Macdonald in December 1950.

Sultan Ali al-Mashhadi - Album of Persian Miniatures and Calligraphy - Walters W671 - Top Exterior

Sultan Ali al-Mashhadi - Album of Persian Miniatures and Calligraphy -...

This album of painting and calligraphy, Walters manuscript W.671, was compiled in the late 13th century AH/AD 19th or early 14th century AH/AD 20th, most likely in Turkey. The signed pieces of calligraphy repre... More

Riza 'Abbasi - A Lady with a Fan - Walters W689A - Full Page

Riza 'Abbasi - A Lady with a Fan - Walters W689A - Full Page

This painting, Walters manuscript leaf W.689, has an inscription that spuriously attributes the painting to Riza-'i 'Abbasi (died 1044 AH/AD 1634).

Turkish - Right Half of a World Map Showing Africa and the Far East - Walters W6601B - Open Group

Turkish - Right Half of a World Map Showing Africa and the Far East - ...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.660 is the right half of a world map showing Africa and the Far East.

Abd al-Rahim 'Ambarin Qalam - The Death of Darius - Google Art Project (cropped)

Abd al-Rahim 'Ambarin Qalam - The Death of Darius - Google Art Project...

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Husayn Va'iz Kashifi - Single Leaf from Anvar-i Suhayli by Khashifi - Walters W692 - Detail

Husayn Va'iz Kashifi - Single Leaf from Anvar-i Suhayli by Khashifi - ...

This illustration, Walters manuscript leaf W.692, is from a Mughal manuscript copy of Anvar-i Suhayli (The lights of Canopus), a collection of fables by Husayn ibn 'Ali Va'iz Kashifi (died 910 AH/AD 1504-1505).... More

Macdonald - Binding from Qur'an - Walters W555binding - Side B

Macdonald - Binding from Qur'an - Walters W555binding - Side B

Walters manuscript W.555 is bound in a black leather binding without a flap that is not contemporary to the textblock.The manuscript was rebound by Macdonald in December 1950.

Islamic - Binding from Amplified Poem in Honor of the Prophet Muhammad - Walters W581binding - Closed Top

Islamic - Binding from Amplified Poem in Honor of the Prophet Muhammad...

This brownish red leather Ottoman binding from Walters manuscript W.581 probably dates to the 10th century AH/AD 16th. The central lobed oval medallion has a stamped cloud and floral motif design with a gilt ground.

Semsi Pasa - Approbation (Recommendation) Note in the Hand of Abu al-Su'ud Muhammad - Walters W6652A - Full Page

Semsi Pasa - Approbation (Recommendation) Note in the Hand of Abu al-S...

On this page from Walters manuscript W.665 is an approbation (recommendation) note in Arabic in the hand of Abu al-Su'ud Muhammad, the famous Ottoman jurist (died 982 AH/AD 1574).

Islamic - Binding from Qur'an - Walters W568binding - Closed Top

Islamic - Binding from Qur'an - Walters W568binding - Closed Top

This binding from Walters manuscript W.568 is of red goatskin with a lobed medallion with floral pattern in relief, which is outlined by double fillet lines of gold tooling extending above and below the axis of... More

Islamic - Binding from The Orchard (Bustan) - Walters W620binding - Top Exterior

Islamic - Binding from The Orchard (Bustan) - Walters W620binding - To...

Walters manuscript W.620 has a brown leather blind-stamped binding with a flap. The binding is decorated with a central oval medallion and pendants. This binding is not original to the manuscript.

Riza 'Abbasi - Single Leaf of a Lady with a Fan - Walters W689 - Detail

Riza 'Abbasi - Single Leaf of a Lady with a Fan - Walters W689 - Detai...

This painting, Walters manuscript leaf W.689, is spuriously attributed to Riza-'i 'Abbasi (died 1044 AH/AD 1634) and depicts a lady with a fan.

Piri Reis - Map of the Island of Bozjah (Tenedos) Off the Coast of Anatolia - Google Art Project

Piri Reis - Map of the Island of Bozjah (Tenedos) Off the Coast of Ana...

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'Ali Dede al-Busnawi - Illuminated Incipit Page with Headpiece - Walters W5851B - Full Page

'Ali Dede al-Busnawi - Illuminated Incipit Page with Headpiece - Walte...

This illuminated incipit page with polychrome floral design from Walters manuscript W.585 is inscribed with the doxological formula (basmalah).

Egyptian - Binding from Gospels - Walters W592binding - Top Interior

Egyptian - Binding from Gospels - Walters W592binding - Top Interior

This binding from Walters manuscript W.592 is brown goatskin (with a flap). It is decorated with a blind-tooled central oval medallion and cornerpieces.

Iranian - Illuminated Chapter Heading for Chapter 113 of the Qur'an - Walters W56245B - Full Page

Iranian - Illuminated Chapter Heading for Chapter 113 of the Qur'an - ...

This text page from Walters manuscript W.562 has lines of vocalized Muhaqqaq script with an illuminated chapter heading for chapter 113 (Surat al-falaq). The chapter heading is written in New Abbasid (Broken Cu... More

Iranian - Page with Erased Seal of Sultan 'Uthman Khan III - Walters W5571A - Full Page

Iranian - Page with Erased Seal of Sultan 'Uthman Khan III - Walters W...

On this page from Walters manuscript W.557 is the erased seal of Sultan 'Uthman Khan ibn Mustafá Khan, who reigned from 1168 AH/AD 1754-1171 AH/AD 1757 and an erased bequest (waqf) inscription by Ibrahim Hanif ... More

Iranian - Text Page with Illuminated Chapter Headings for Chapters 111 and 112 - Walters W567185B - Full Page

Iranian - Text Page with Illuminated Chapter Headings for Chapters 111...

This text page from Walters manuscript W.567 has two illuminated chapter headings written in Riqa' script in red ink on a gold ground for chapter 111 (Surat al-lahab) and chapter 112 (Surat al-ilkhas).

Islamic - Leaf from Qur'an - Walters W5542B - Full Page

Islamic - Leaf from Qur'an - Walters W5542B - Full Page

This folio from Walters manuscript W.554 is a later addition to the manuscript. Added in the 5th century AH/AD 11th century, it is executed in a hand influenced by or imitating the future of the New Abbasid Sty... More

Islamic - Left Side of a Double-page Frontispiece with Geometrical Design - Walters W85322A - Full Page

Islamic - Left Side of a Double-page Frontispiece with Geometrical Des...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.853.2 is the left side of a double-page frontispiece in the form of a square with a geometrical design in the center.

Macdonald - Binding from Qur'an - Walters W555binding - Closed Bottom View A

Macdonald - Binding from Qur'an - Walters W555binding - Closed Bottom ...

Walters manuscript W.555 is bound in a black leather binding without a flap that is not contemporary to the textblock.The manuscript was rebound by Macdonald in December 1950.

Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman ibn Ahmad Jami - Yusuf Gives a Royal Banquet in Honor of his Marriage - Walters W644150B - Full Page

Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman ibn Ahmad Jami - Yusuf Gives a Royal Banquet...

Once Yusuf, depicted here on a folio from Walters manuscript W.644 with a flaming halo and seated at the left side of the composition, received divine approval to marry Zulaykha, he organized a banquet to which... More

Riza 'Abbasi - Single Leaf of Plowing and Selling Produce - Walters W749

Riza 'Abbasi - Single Leaf of Plowing and Selling Produce - Walters W7...

This drawing, Walters manuscript leaf W.749, was executed in Safavid Iran, most probably in the late 10th century AH/AD 16th, in Qazvin or Isfahan. Above, a farmer plows; below, a seated young man watches a pro... More

Sa'di - King Tughral Being Served Wine by His Servant - Walters W62192A - Full Page

Sa'di - King Tughral Being Served Wine by His Servant - Walters W62192...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.621 depicts King Tughral being served wine by his servant.

Seyh Hamdullah - Page of Pen Exercises - Walters W6725B - Full Page

Seyh Hamdullah - Page of Pen Exercises - Walters W6725B - Full Page

This folio from Walters manuscript W.672 is a sheet of pen exercises (karalama). Such pen exercises were commonly collected in albums. In their technique and design pattern, the borders of this page are compara... More

Sultan 'Ali - Illuminated Incipit with Headpiece - Walters W6411B - Full Page

Sultan 'Ali - Illuminated Incipit with Headpiece - Walters W6411B - Fu...

This illuminated headpiece from Walters manuscript W.641 is inscribed Allah wa-la siwahu in gold in the New Abbasid (Broken Cursive) style on a deep blue background. Incidentals are written in gold.

Turkish - Binding from Gloss on a Commentary on the Qur'an - Walters W584binding - Top Interior

Turkish - Binding from Gloss on a Commentary on the Qur'an - Walters W...

This dark brown leather binding from Walters manuscript W.584 has a damaged, backwards flap with a central lobed oval with pendants and cornerpieces with arabesque designs on a gold ground. The doublures of red... More

Abd al-Rahim 'Ambarin Qalam - The Death of Darius - Google Art Project

Abd al-Rahim 'Ambarin Qalam - The Death of Darius - Google Art Project

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Piri Reis - Map of the Islands of Semendrek and Imroz in the Aegean Sea - Google Art Project
Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili - Illuminated Finispiece with Doxological Formulae and Qur'anic Inscriptions - Walters W5787B - Full Page (cropped)

Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili - Illuminated Finispiece with Doxological For...

The top and bottom panels of this illuminated finispiece from Walters manuscript W.578 are inscribed with the basmalah and hamdalah in white Thuluth script. The Qur'anic verses in the central panel are written... More

Abu Bakr Shah ibn Hasan ibn 'Ali al-Shahrastani - Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece - Walters W6051B - Full Page

Abu Bakr Shah ibn Hasan ibn 'Ali al-Shahrastani - Double-page Illumina...

This is the right side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece from Walters manuscript W.605, which together with the left side contains the title and the author's name, written in gold Thuluth script.

Amir Khusraw Dihlavi - Incipit Page with Illuminated Titlepiece - Walters W623147B - Full Page

Amir Khusraw Dihlavi - Incipit Page with Illuminated Titlepiece - Walt...

This incipit page from Walters manuscript W.623 has an illuminated titlepiece inscribed: Kitab-i Khusraw Shirin-i Amir Khusraw Dihlavi rahmat Allah 'alayhi.

Egyptian - Text Page from Chapter 2 - Walters W5614A - Full Page

Egyptian - Text Page from Chapter 2 - Walters W5614A - Full Page

This page from Walters manuscript W.561 shows five lines of vocalized Muhaqqaq script in black ink.

Iranian - Leaf from Qur'an - Walters W557104B - Full Page

Iranian - Leaf from Qur'an - Walters W557104B - Full Page

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Iranian - Left Side of a Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece - Walters W5572A - Full Page

Iranian - Left Side of a Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece - Walter...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.557 is the left side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece inscribed with the creed that the Qur'an is God's word uncreated: al-Qur'an kalam Allah ghayr makhluq wa-man q... More

Iranian - Text Page of Chapter 2 - Walters W5755A - Full Page

Iranian - Text Page of Chapter 2 - Walters W5755A - Full Page

The text on this folio from Walters manuscript W.575 is written in a vocalized Naskh script in black ink with reading marks in red. Illuminated discs with colored dots separate the verses.

Islamic - Binding from Qur'an - Walters W567binding - Top Interior

Islamic - Binding from Qur'an - Walters W567binding - Top Interior

This 19h-century lacquer binding from Walters manuscript W.567 has a floral composition on a gold field on the upper and lower boards. It appears to be contemporary with the manuscript. The insides of both upp... More

Islamic - Binding from Qur'an - Walters W8532binding - Closed Top

Islamic - Binding from Qur'an - Walters W8532binding - Closed Top

This binding is contemporary to Walters manuscript W.853.2. The inside of this lower board is decorated with a star-shaped geometric design. The loose leaves of this Qur'an are sandwiched between this board and... More

Islamic - Binding from Two Works on Precious Stones - Walters W589binding - Top Interior

Islamic - Binding from Two Works on Precious Stones - Walters W589bind...

This non-original red goatskin binding from Walters manuscript W.589 has a flap and a central lobed oval, pendants, and cornerpieces. The binding has doublures of brown goatskin with a gold-painted central lobe... More

Islamic - Folio with Kufic Script - Walters W55251A - Full Page

Islamic - Folio with Kufic Script - Walters W55251A - Full Page

This folio from Walters manuscript W.552 contains text in Kufic script.

Islamic - Geometric Design - Walters W8532235B - Full Page

Islamic - Geometric Design - Walters W8532235B - Full Page

This folio from Walters manuscript W.853.2 contains a geometric design.

Islamic - Illuminated Finispiece of Geometric Design - Walters W55477B - Full Page

Islamic - Illuminated Finispiece of Geometric Design - Walters W55477B...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.554 contains an iIlluminated finispiece of geometric design in gold and blue with a marginal palmette.

Islamic - Text Page - Walters W85314A - Full Page

Islamic - Text Page - Walters W85314A - Full Page

This folio from Walters manuscript W.853.1 is one of the loose leaves upon which the text is written in Sudani script in dark brown ink with vocalization in red. Three yellow dots outlined in red arranged in a ... More

Mu'izz al-Din Muhammad al-Husayni - Poem (Masnavi) - Walters W656 - Top Exterior

Mu'izz al-Din Muhammad al-Husayni - Poem (Masnavi) - Walters W656 - To...

Walters manuscript W.656 is an illuminated and illustrated Safavid copy of a mystic poem (masnavi) entitled Sifat al-'ashiqin (Qualities of lovers) by Nur al-Din Hilali (died 936 AH/AD 1529-1530). It was writte... More

Muhammad ibn Ahmad `Assar Tabrizi - Colophon - Walters W619154B - Full Page

Muhammad ibn Ahmad `Assar Tabrizi - Colophon - Walters W619154B - Full...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.619 contains a colophon in Arabic containing the name of the scribe and date of copying.

Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman ibn Ahmad Jami - Egyptian Women Overwhelmed by Yusuf's Beauty - Walters W644116A - Full Page

Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman ibn Ahmad Jami - Egyptian Women Overwhelmed ...

This illustration from Walters manuscript W.644 depicts Yusuf, who is identified by a flaming halo, entering a room where Egyptian women sit peeling fruit with knives. According to the narrative, the women were... More

Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman ibn Ahmad Jami - Yusuf and Zulaykha - Walters W808 - Top Exterior

Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman ibn Ahmad Jami - Yusuf and Zulaykha - Walter...

Walters manuscript W.808 is an illustrated and illuminated Safavid copy of Joseph (Yusuf) and Zulaykha by Nur al-Din Jami (died 898 AH/AD 1492), executed in Iran in the early 10th century AH/AD 16th. The codex ... More

Ottoman - Binding from Book on Horses - Walters W661binding - Bottom Interior

Ottoman - Binding from Book on Horses - Walters W661binding - Bottom I...

This binding is original to Walters manuscript W.661. It is composed of green leather with a centrally positioned vase with flowers. The binding has no flap.

Semsi Pasa - Incipit Page with Illuminated Titlepiece - Walters W66529B - Full Page

Semsi Pasa - Incipit Page with Illuminated Titlepiece - Walters W66529...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.665 is an incipit page with an illuminated titlepiece inscribed I'tikadiyat in white ink on a blue background with gold arabesques surrounded by polychrome design. Illuminat... More

Semsi Pasa - Two Works on Islamic Beliefs and Practices - Walters W665 - Interior

Semsi Pasa - Two Works on Islamic Beliefs and Practices - Walters W665...

Walters manuscript W.665 is a codex comprising two works on Islamic beliefs and practices by the Ottoman writer Ahmet bin Muhammed Semsi Pasa (died 988 AH/AD 1580), entitled Tercümet ül-Vikaye (Translation of V... More

Seyh Hamdullah - Page of Ottoman Calligraphy - Walters W6722B - Full Page

Seyh Hamdullah - Page of Ottoman Calligraphy - Walters W6722B - Full P...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.672 is inscribed with passages from hadith literature (accounts of what the Prophet Muhammad did or said) and is written in Naskh and Thuluth scripts. Naskh, the smaller han... More

Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili - Illuminated Finispiece with Doxological Formulae and Qur'anic Inscriptions - Walters W5787B - Full Page

Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili - Illuminated Finispiece with Doxological For...

The top and bottom panels of this illuminated finispiece from Walters manuscript W.578 are inscribed with the basmalah and hamdalah in white Thuluth script. The Qur'anic verses in the central panel are written ... More

Abu Bakr Shah ibn Hasan ibn 'Ali al-Shahrastani - Majnun Brought to the Ka'ba in Mecca - Walters W60566B - Full Page

Abu Bakr Shah ibn Hasan ibn 'Ali al-Shahrastani - Majnun Brought to th...

On this folio from Walters manuscript W.605, Majnun is brought to the Ka'ba in Mecca.

Ahmad ibn Muhammad Ghaffari - History of Nigaristan - Walters W598 - Top Exterior

Ahmad ibn Muhammad Ghaffari - History of Nigaristan - Walters W598 - T...

Walters manuscript W.598 is an illuminated and illustrated Safavid copy of the History of Nigaristan (Iran), known as Kitab-i Nigaristan or Tarikh-i Nigaristan by Ahmad Ghaffari (died 975 AH/AD 1567-1568). The ... More

Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn 'Ali al-Muqri al Fayyumi - Alphabetical Table of Contents - Walters W5901B - Full Page

Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn 'Ali al-Muqri al Fayyumi - Alphabetical Table o...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.590 contains an alphabetical table of contents that precedes the title page. It is written in red ink for the chapters and black ink for the folio numbers.

Iranian - Illuminated Sura Title - Walters W56213A - Full Page

Iranian - Illuminated Sura Title - Walters W56213A - Full Page

This folio from Walters manuscript W.562 contains an illuminated sura title.

Iranian - Leaf from Album of Persian Calligraphy - Walters W6732B - Full Page

Iranian - Leaf from Album of Persian Calligraphy - Walters W6732B - Fu...

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Iranian - Leaf from Qur'an - Walters W56233A - Full Page

Iranian - Leaf from Qur'an - Walters W56233A - Full Page

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Iranian - Right Side of a Double-page Illuminated Incipit - Walters W5671B - Full Page

Iranian - Right Side of a Double-page Illuminated Incipit - Walters W5...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.567 is the right side of a double-page illuminated incipit. The verses of chapter 1 (Surat al-fatihah), are written in a vocalized Naskh script in black ink with reading mar... More

Iranian - Right Side of an Illuminated Double-page Frontispiece - Walters W5691B - Full Page
Islamic - Binding from an Album of Ottoman Calligraphy - Walters W672binding - Closed Top

Islamic - Binding from an Album of Ottoman Calligraphy - Walters W672b...

This sheepskin-covered binding, with central lobed medallion and central pane filled with chamois leather, was produced in Ottoman Turkey and probably dates to the 12th century AH/AD 18th.

Islamic - Binding from Anthology of Persian Poetry - Walters W653binding - Bottom Interior Open

Islamic - Binding from Anthology of Persian Poetry - Walters W653bindi...

This non-original binding from Walters manuscript W.653 Probably dates to the 13th century AH/AD 19th. It consists of green leather-covered boards with a brown leather spine (with no flap), and marbled paper pastedowns.

Islamic - Binding from The Orchard (Bustan) - Walters W620binding - Top Interior

Islamic - Binding from The Orchard (Bustan) - Walters W620binding - To...

Walters manuscript W.620 has a brown leather blind-stamped binding with a flap. The binding is decorated with a central oval medallion and pendants. This binding is not original to the manuscript.

Islamic - Incipit of Chapter 1 with Geometric Decoration - Walters W85312B - Full Page

Islamic - Incipit of Chapter 1 with Geometric Decoration - Walters W85...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.853.1 is the incipit for chapter 1 (Surat al-fatihah) with the chapter heading inscribed in reddish-brown ink. In the margin is a geometric design in reddish-brown, brown, a... More

Islamic - Leaf from Qur'an - Walters W5536A - Full Page

Islamic - Leaf from Qur'an - Walters W5536A - Full Page

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Islamic - Qur'an - Walters W554 - Closed Top View A

Islamic - Qur'an - Walters W554 - Closed Top View A

Walters manuscript W.554 is a horizontal-format manuscript on parchment. The manuscript is a collection of illuminated fragments of the Qur'an, dating to the late 3rd century AH/AD 9th and possibly to the 5th c... More

Ottoman - Binding from Book on Horses - Walters W661binding - Top Exterior

Ottoman - Binding from Book on Horses - Walters W661binding - Top Exte...

This binding is original to Walters manuscript W.661. It is composed of green leather with a centrally positioned vase with flowers. The binding has no flap.

Sa'di - A Man Advised by Village Elders to Divorce His Wife Due to Their Constant Quarreling - Walters W62093B - Full Page

Sa'di - A Man Advised by Village Elders to Divorce His Wife Due to The...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.620 depicts a man advised by village elders to divorce his wife because of their constant quarreling.

Salim al-Rashid - Illuminated Incipit Page with Headpiece - Walters W5861B - Full Page Detail A

Salim al-Rashid - Illuminated Incipit Page with Headpiece - Walters W5...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.586 is an illuminated incipit page with a headpiece.

Piri Reis - Book on Navigation - Google Art Project

Piri Reis - Book on Navigation - Google Art Project

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Abu al-Fadl 'Iyad ibn Musá al-Yahsubi al-Bahili - Left Side of an Illuminated Double-page Frontispiece - Walters W5803A - Full Page

Abu al-Fadl 'Iyad ibn Musá al-Yahsubi al-Bahili - Left Side of an Illu...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.580 is the left side of an illuminated double-page frontispiece of geometric design in gold, red, blue, and green, with a marginal rosette at the left.

Al-Busiri - Illuminated Explicit Page with Colophon - Walters W58223A - Full Page

Al-Busiri - Illuminated Explicit Page with Colophon - Walters W58223A ...

This is the final illuminated page in the codex, Walters W.582. The last panel contains the colophon, written in Riqa' script, giving the name of the scribe as Habib Allah ibn Dust Muhammad al-Khwarizmi.

Al-Busiri - Illuminated Title Page with Authors' Names and Patronage Statement - Walters W5811A - Full Page

Al-Busiri - Illuminated Title Page with Authors' Names and Patronage S...

This illuminated title page from Walters manuscript W.581 gives the title of the work, as well as the authors' names. There is also a statement referring to the patronage of the manuscript, indicating that it w... More

Egyptian - Text Page from Chapter 2 - Walters W56149B - Full Page

Egyptian - Text Page from Chapter 2 - Walters W56149B - Full Page

The text on this folio from Walters manuscript W.561 is written in large, vocalized Muhaqqaq script in black ink with the alifs of prolongation superscripted in red ink. The rosette with colored dots is a verse marker.

Iranian - A Seated Man - Walters W745A - Full Page

Iranian - A Seated Man - Walters W745A - Full Page

This drawing, Walters manuscript leaf W.745, dates to the 11th century AH/AD 17th, and was executed in Safavid Iran. It depicts a seated figure in a Safavid-style turban. The dark blue borders with polychrome f... More

Iranian - Illuminated Chapter Heading for Chapter 79 (Surat al-nazi'at) - Walters W5625B - Full Page

Iranian - Illuminated Chapter Heading for Chapter 79 (Surat al-nazi'at...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.562 contains an illuminated panel on the bottom of the page that is the chapter heading for chapter 79 (Surat al-nazi'at). It is written in Thuluth script in gold ink on a red ground.

Iranian - Left Side of a Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece - Walters W5692A - Full Page
Iranian - Left Side of an Illuminated Explicit with the Creed that the Qur?an is God?s Word Uncreated - Walters W557285A - Full Page

Iranian - Left Side of an Illuminated Explicit with the Creed that the...

This illuminated explicit from Walters manuscript W.557 is inscribed with the creed that the Qur'an is God's word uncreated: al-Qur'an kalam Allah ghayr makhluq wa-man qala makhluq fa-huwa kafir bi-Allah al-'Al... More

Iranian - Right Side of a Double-page Illuminated Incipit for the First Two Chapters of the Qur'an - Walters W5572B - Full Page

Iranian - Right Side of a Double-page Illuminated Incipit for the Firs...

This folio from Walters manuscript W.557 is the right side of a double-page illuminated incipit. This page bears the 7 verses of chapter 1 (Surat al-fatihah), written in a decorative New Abbasid (Broken Cursive) style.

Iranian - Right Side of an Illuminated Double-page Explicit - Walters W557284B - Full Page

Iranian - Right Side of an Illuminated Double-page Explicit - Walters ...

This page from Walters manuscript W.557 is the right side of an illuminated double-page explicit. The text is chapter 114 (Surat al-nas), which is written in a decorative New Abbasid (Broken Cursive) style.

Iranian - Right Side of an illuminated Finispiece with Inscribed Prayer - Walters W569331B - Full Page

Iranian - Right Side of an illuminated Finispiece with Inscribed Praye...

This richly decorated page from Walters manuscript W.569 contains a prayer to be recited at the end of the Qur'anic text. The prayer is inscribed in the center medallion in white Muhaqqaq script.

Iranian - Text Page with Illuminated Chapter Heading for Chapter 4 - Walters W56724B - Full Page

Iranian - Text Page with Illuminated Chapter Heading for Chapter 4 - W...

This text page from Walters manuscript W.567 has an illuminated chapter heading for chapter 4 (Surat al-nisa') in Riqa' script in red ink on a gold ground. The text is in vocalized Naskh script in black ink wit... More

Iranian - Text Page with Illuminated Chapter Heading for Chapter 5 - Walters W56733A - Full Page

Iranian - Text Page with Illuminated Chapter Heading for Chapter 5 - W...

This text page from Walters manuscript W.567 has an illuminated chapter heading for chapter 5 (Surat al-ma'idah), written in Riqa' script in red ink on a gold ground. The text is in vocalized Naskh script in bl... More

Islamic - Binding from Anthology of Persian Poetry - Walters W653binding - Top Interior Open

Islamic - Binding from Anthology of Persian Poetry - Walters W653bindi...

This non-original binding from Walters manuscript W.653 Probably dates to the 13th century AH/AD 19th. It consists of green leather-covered boards with a brown leather spine (with no flap), and marbled paper pastedowns.

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