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Tudor Rose from BL Royal 11 E XI, f. 2

Tudor Rose from BL Royal 11 E XI, f. 2

Detail of an allegorical miniature of a bush of the Tudor rose incorporating a Latin poem celebrating the House of Tudor, with a scroll reading 'Salve, radix varios producens germine ramos, / Quos inter ramus s... more

Excerpts from Bai Juyi's "Biography of a Master of Drunken Poetry" (Suigin sensei den)

Excerpts from Bai Juyi's "Biography of a Master of Drunken Poetry" (Su...

Comprising just four columns of Chinese calligraphy removed from a long handscroll, this precious fragment of early eleventh-century calligraphy has been mounted as a hanging scroll. It was brushed by the celeb... more

Anthology of Persian Poetry (Safina)

Anthology of Persian Poetry (Safina)

Long, narrow books bound on the short edge are known as 'safina', a word meaning 'boat'. They were a popular form for collections of works by different poets. This 'safina', dated 1681 and 1685, contains poem... more

Penwork initial from BL Royal 8 D VIII, f. 147

Penwork initial from BL Royal 8 D VIII, f. 147

Penwork initial 'E'(t) with foliate decoration. Image taken from f. 147 of Theological miscellany, including Meditations, prayers and letters; Poem on the ceremonial of the Mass; Sermons; theological works; ca... more

Calendar from BL Royal 8 D VIII, f. 10v

Calendar from BL Royal 8 D VIII, f. 10v

Calendar with saints and table to calculate the date of Easter. Image taken from f. 10v of Theological miscellany, including Meditations, prayers and letters; Poem on the ceremonial of the Mass; Sermons; theol... more

Ten Verses on Oxherding

Ten Verses on Oxherding

In Zen, a herdboy’s search for his lost oxen has served as a parable for a practitioner’s pursuit of enlightenment since this Buddhist sect’s early history in China. In the eleventh century, the Song-dynasty Ze... more

Folio from a Quran Manuscript

Folio from a Quran Manuscript

In these folios from a Mamluk Qur’an manuscript, verses are written in a black ink in naskhi script inside cloud-bands, a device inspired by Chinese art, against a hatched background. The sura heading is decora... more

Decorated initial word from BL Add 10456, f. 92v

Decorated initial word from BL Add 10456, f. 92v

Initial word decorated with foliate and penwork in black ink, at the beginning of a ~piyyut~ (liturgical poem) for the seventh day of Passover (for the poem, see Davidson, vol. 2, no. 239). Image taken from f. ... more

Cauldron from BL Add 10456, f. 47v

Cauldron from BL Add 10456, f. 47v

Initial word decorated with foliate motifs and a small cauldron is hanging on a sprig, at the beginning of a ~piyyut~ (liturgical poem) for ~Shabbat ha-Gadol~ (for the poem, see Davidson, vol. 1, no. 1086). The... more

Decorated initial word from BL Add 10456, f. 1v

Decorated initial word from BL Add 10456, f. 1v

Initial word decorated with foliate motifs in ink, at the beginning of a ~piyyut~ (liturgical poem) for Hanukkah (for the poem, see Davidson vol. 1, no. 1651). Image taken from f. 1v of Festival prayer book (~m... more

Red heifer from BL Add 10456, f. 28v

Red heifer from BL Add 10456, f. 28v

Miniature of a red heifer in the lower margin illustrating a ~piyyut~ (liturgical poem) for ~Shabbat Parah~. Caption: ‘Red heifer’. Mutilated by a later trimming. Image taken from f. 28v of Festival prayer book... more

Decorated initial word from BL Add 10456, f. 51

Decorated initial word from BL Add 10456, f. 51

Initial word decorated with foliate motifs in black ink and red, at the beginning of a ~piyyut~ (liturgical poem) for the first day of Passover (for the poem, see Davidson, vol. 1, no. 1962). Image taken from f... more

Red heifer from BL Add 10456, f. 28v

Red heifer from BL Add 10456, f. 28v

Detail of a page: miniature of a red heifer in the lower margin illustrating a ~piyyut~ (liturgical poem) for ~Shabbat Parah~. Caption: ‘Red heifer’. Mutilated by a later trimming. Image taken from f. 28v of Fe... more

Embellished column from BL Add 26968, f. 270v

Embellished column from BL Add 26968, f. 270v

Embellished column made up of initial-word panels and panels inhabited by horsemen and a hare, at a liturgical poem for Yom Kippur (for the poem, see Davidson vol. 1, no. 1262). Image taken from f. 270v of Pray... more

Torah scroll from BL Add 26968, f. 139v

Torah scroll from BL Add 26968, f. 139v

Illumination of a man holding a Torah scroll in front of the open Torah Ark, and behind him a congregation in prayer, at a liturgical poem for Passover (for the poem, see Davidson, vol. 1, no. 3139). Image take... more

Man pointing to his eye from BL Add 26968, f. 207v

Man pointing to his eye from BL Add 26968, f. 207v

Marginal painting of a man pointing to his eye, at a liturgical poem for 10 of Tevet (a Jewish fast day) starting with 'Be your eyes open' (for the poem, see Davidson vol. 3, no. 118). Image taken from f. 207v ... more

Man pointing to his eye from BL Add 26968, f. 207v

Man pointing to his eye from BL Add 26968, f. 207v

Detail of a marginal painting of a man pointing to his eye, at a liturgical poem for 10 of Tevet (a Jewish fast day) starting with 'Be your eyes open' (for the poem, see Davidson vol. 3, no. 118). Image taken f... more

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 25v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 25v

Image taken from f. 25v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Front cover from BL Royal 17 A I, front cover

Front cover from BL Royal 17 A I, front cover

Front cover of brown leather with gold tooling, the arms of George II and the date, 1757. Image taken from front cover of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written ... more

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

This folio, copied by Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi—a renowned master of nasta'liq script—once formed part of an anthology of Persian poetry including selections from the works of Sa'di and Hafiz. It was common practice... more

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 8

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 8

Image taken from f. 8 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 13

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 13

Image taken from f. 13 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 16

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 16

Image taken from f. 16 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 16v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 16v

Image taken from f. 16v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 17v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 17v

Image taken from f. 17v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 31

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 31

Image taken from f. 31 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 2v

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 2v

Text page. Image taken from f. 2v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 3v

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 3v

Text page. Image taken from f. 3v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 5

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 5

Text page. Image taken from f. 5 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 14

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 14

Image taken from f. 14 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 9v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 9v

Image taken from f. 9v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

This folio, copied by Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi—a renowned master of nasta'liq script—once formed part of an anthology of Persian poetry including selections from the works of Sa'di and Hafiz. It was common practice... more

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 12v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 12v

Image taken from f. 12v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

This folio, copied by Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi—a renowned master of nasta'liq script—once formed part of an anthology of Persian poetry including selections from the works of Sa'di and Hafiz. It was common practice... more

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 22v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 22v

Image taken from f. 22v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 30

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 30

Image taken from f. 30 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 10

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 10

Image taken from f. 10 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 25

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 25

Image taken from f. 25 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 13v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 13v

Image taken from f. 13v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 24

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 24

Image taken from f. 24 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 19v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 19v

Image taken from f. 19v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 26v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 26v

Image taken from f. 26v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 6v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 6v

Image taken from f. 6v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 24v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 24v

Image taken from f. 24v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 7v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 7v

Image taken from f. 7v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 9

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 9

Image taken from f. 9 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 3v

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 3v

Text page. Image taken from f. 3v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 32v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 32v

Image taken from f. 32v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 3

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 3

Text page. Image taken from f. 3 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 4v

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 4v

Text page. Image taken from f. 4v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 28

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 28

Image taken from f. 28 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 32

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 32

Image taken from f. 32 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 11v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 11v

Image taken from f. 11v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

The Museum owns eleven pages from a widely dispersed copy of Sa'di' s Gulistan (Rose Garden). Long appreciated for their animated and sumptuous borders, the pages also have first-rate nasta'liq script in colors... more

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 5v

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 5v

Text page Image taken from f. 5v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 2

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 2

Text page. Image taken from f. 2 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 11

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 11

Image taken from f. 11 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 28v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 28v

Image taken from f. 28v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 4

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 4

Text page. Image taken from f. 4 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 22

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 22

Image taken from f. 22 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 18v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 18v

Image taken from f. 18v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

This folio, copied by Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi—a renowned master of nasta'liq script—once formed part of an anthology of Persian poetry including selections from the works of Sa'di and Hafiz. It was common practice... more

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 27v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 27v

Image taken from f. 27v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 23v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 23v

Image taken from f. 23v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 10v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 10v

Image taken from f. 10v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Anthology of Persian Poetry

Anthology of Persian Poetry

This deluxe manuscript was first copied in Shiraz in 1411 during the governorship of Iskandar Sultan, grandson of Timur and a great patron of the arts, particularly the arts of the book. Spaces for miniatures e... more

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 27

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 27

Image taken from f. 27 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

This leaf comes from a dispersed anthology of Persian poetry. The leaves were remounted with borders painted in gold and silver on colored grounds - most commonly dark blue or salmon pink. The border designs ra... more

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

This folio, copied by Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi—a renowned master of nasta'liq script—once formed part of an anthology of Persian poetry including selections from the works of Sa'di and Hafiz. It was common practice... more

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 21

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 21

Image taken from f. 21 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 3

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 3

Text page. Image taken from f. 3 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 14v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 14v

Image taken from f. 14v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 15v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 15v

Image taken from f. 15v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 30v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 30v

Image taken from f. 30v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 8v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 8v

Image taken from f. 8v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

This folio, copied by Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi—a renowned master of nasta'liq script—once formed part of an anthology of Persian poetry including selections from the works of Sa'di and Hafiz. It was common practice... more

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

This folio, copied by Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi—a renowned master of nasta'liq script—once formed part of an anthology of Persian poetry including selections from the works of Sa'di and Hafiz. It was common practice... more

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 12

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 12

Image taken from f. 12 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 1

Text page from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 1

Text page with rubric Image taken from f. 1 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 33

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 33

Image taken from f. 33 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

This folio, copied by Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi—a renowned master of nasta'liq script—once formed part of an anthology of Persian poetry including selections from the works of Sa'di and Hafiz. It was common practice... more

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 31v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 31v

Image taken from f. 31v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 29v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 29v

Image taken from f. 29v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 15

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 15

Image taken from f. 15 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 29

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 29

Image taken from f. 29 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 17

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 17

Image taken from f. 17 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 18

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 18

Image taken from f. 18 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 20

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 20

Image taken from f. 20 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

This folio, copied by Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi—a renowned master of nasta'liq script—once formed part of an anthology of Persian poetry including selections from the works of Sa'di and Hafiz. It was common practice... more

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz

This folio, copied by Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi—a renowned master of nasta'liq script—once formed part of an anthology of Persian poetry including selections from the works of Sa'di and Hafiz. It was common practice... more

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 26

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 26

Image taken from f. 26 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 6

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 6

Image taken from f. 6 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 19

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 19

Image taken from f. 19 of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 20v

Image from BL Royal 17 A I, f. 20v

Image taken from f. 20v of Constituciones artis gemetrie secundum Euclyde: a poem on the craft of Masonry. Written in English.