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Muhammad sits before a mihrab discussing Islamic religious precepts with a Christian monk in the presence of nine of the Companions.

Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.

The Secrets of the Nine Luminaries (Kuyō hiryaku)

Designed to foretell destiny and to help overcome the influence of unfavorable stellar configurations, the rituals of Esoteric Buddhism, imported from India and combined with native Daoism, played an indispensa... more

Nine Songs

The Nine Songs are lyrical, shamanistic incantations dedicated to nine classes of deities worshipped by the Chu people of south China during the first millennium B.C. The original text consists of eleven songs,... more

Nine trumpets from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 188v

Detail of a miniature of nine trumpets emerging from heaven. Image taken from f. 188v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Madonna and Child with Nine Angels

This panel and another in the Lehman Collection portraying the Crucifixion (1975.1.2) formed a diptych (two panels hinged together so they could open and close) and would have been used for private devotion. Th... more

Clothing Tray (Midare-bako) with Paulownia and “Nine Stars” Crests

This large midarebako, a shallow box without a lid used to hold clothing ready for wearing, was usually kept on a shelf of the lacquered cabinets that were part of the traditional furnishings of living quarters... more

Designs for Nine Helmets (recto); Designs for Seven Helmets (verso)

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century (Italian, active Central Italy, ca. 1550–1580)

Nine Studies of the Moses in Santa Maria della Steccata, Parma (recto); Nine Studies for the Eve in Santa Maria della Steccata, Parma (verso)

The stunning sketches for the figures of Moses and Eve on this celebrated double-sided sheet are preparatory for two of the four large fictive statues (frescoed in monochrome) within the oval niches that are at... more

Joshua, David, and Judas Maccabee, from The Nine Heroes

Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, Leiden ca. 1494–1533 Leiden)

Hector, Alexander, Julius Caesar, from the Nine Heroes

Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, Leiden ca. 1494–1533 Leiden)

Design for a Circular Border with Nine Female Figures (the Muses?)

This small, carefully detailed design of nine, seated female figures, with allegorical attributes of the arts (the muses?), is elegantly arranged along a circular border. The author of the drawing can now proba... more

The Virgin of Sorrows; central part of a print with nine surounding compartments, now separated

Engraved by Giorgio Ghisi (Italian, Mantua ca. 1520–1582 Mantua)

The Man of Sorrows; an image of Christ surrounded by nine vignettes depicting scenes of the Passion

Engraved by Giorgio Ghisi (Italian, Mantua ca. 1520–1582 Mantua)

"Tumanba Khan, His Wife, and His Nine Sons", Folio from a Chingiznama (Book of Genghis Khan)

The text of the Chingiznama records the life of the legendary conqueror Chingiz Khan (Genghis Khan) and his family. The emperor Akbar (r. 1556–1605) commissioned many historical manuscripts in the 1590s, but b... more

Apollo and the Nine Muses surrounded by Poets on Mount Parnassus

Karel Škréta (Bohemian, Prague 1610–1674 Prague)

Nine heads after Paolo Veronese

Anonymous, Italian, Roman-Bolognese, 17th century

Blackwork Print with Nine Motifs

Claes Jansz. Visscher (Dutch, Amsterdam 1586–1652 Amsterdam)

Unidentified Subject: Nine Figures and a Horse

attributed to Francesco Allegrini (Italian, Cantiano (?) 1615/20–after 1679 Gubbio (?))

Nine Small Boys

Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Nine sheep

Nine sheep in a field, three at far left lying, the others standing. Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)

Plate Nine from Plusieurs Models des plus nouuelles manieres qui sont en usage en l'Art de Arquebuzerie

Little is known about the royal gunmakers, Thuraine and Le Hollandois, who published the pattern book from which this sheet comes. It remains a rare and important document of Parisian gunmaking and the leading ... more

Scene Nine from the Life of the Reverend Jean de la Barrière

Matthieu Elias (French, Peene 1658–1741 Dunkerque)

The Palace of Nine Perfections

Yuan Jiang thrived in the commercial world of his native Yangzhou. Catering to the vogue for large-scale hanging scrolls and multipaneled screen paintings as decoration in the ostentatious mansions of the city’... more

Nine Elders of Mount Xiang

The theme of the Nine Elders of Mount Xiang refers to the life of the famous poet Bo Juyi (772–846), who spent his retirement at a temple on Mount Xiang near the city of Luoyang, where he was often visited by f... more

Nine of Hearts, from a Set of Piquet Cards

Claude Fayolle (French, Vaise (Rhône) ca. 1752–1826 Lyon)

Plate Nine from Nouveavx Desseins D'Arquebvseries

The beautiful and inventive ornament designs in pattern books were intended for the practical needs of artists and craftsman. Some, like this example, are literally shopworn, showing stains and other damage fro... more

Plate Nine from Nouveavx Desseins D'Arquebvseries

The pattern book to which this plate belongs was among the most influential means by which the French fashion of firearms ornament spread across Europe and remained the leading style throughout the eighteenth c... more

Nine Miscellaneous Designs for the de la Rochejaqulein Family

Jules-Edmond-Charles Lachaise (French, died 1897)

Ink Tablet with "The Nine Sons" Design

Wen Ya Guo (Chinese, ) late Qing dynasty (1644–1911, early Republic period

The Nine Continents, Clear and Peaceful

This ink tablet is from a sixty-four-tablet set (30.76.216–.279) commissioned by the Jiaqing emperor from the Studio for Appreciating the Antique (Jiangu Zhai) manufactory of the Wang Jinsheng family in Huizhou... more

The set-too between Old Price and Spangle Jack the Shewman - fought with unabated vigour for nine rounds & yet undecided

A pugilistic encounter, over new theater prices, between John Philip Kemble, tall and muscular, and "Old Price," a much smaller and weaker opponent.

Nine Figure Sketches, Including Three Galloping Equestrains (from Sketchbook)

Thomas Sully (American, Horncastle, Lincolnshire 1783–1872 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Nine Figures in Military Dress (from Sketchbook)

Thomas Sully (American, Horncastle, Lincolnshire 1783–1872 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

A translation of nine of the most fashionable quadrilles, consisting of fifty French country dances, as performed in England and Scotland. With explanatory notes. To which are prefixed, a few observations on the style, &c. of the quadrille, the English country dance, and the Scotch reel.

The three chapters that make up this manual are devoted to the merits and performance of the French quadrille, a popular ballroom dance performed by four couples who face each other in a square. In recognizing ... more

Sheet of Nine Antique Coins

Eugène Delacroix (French, Charenton-Saint-Maurice 1798–1863 Paris)

[Nine advertisement labels for Dupuy products]

Advertisements for hair tonic, hair detergent, huile philocome, six flavors of concentrated extract. Each label shows a center piece (bowl with flowers).

Peter Francisco's gallant action with nine of Tarleton's cavalry in sight of a troop of four hundred men

Print shows Peter Francisco, with sword raised, assaulting a British soldier on horseback, another soldier lies at his feet, dead or wounded, and seven other dragoons flee on foot toward Lieutenant-General Tarl... more

map from "[The nine books of the History of Herodotus, translated from the text of ... T. Gaisford. With notes illustrative and critical, a geographical index, an introductory essay and a summary of the History. By P. E. Laurent.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000010 from volume 01 of "[The nine books of the History of Herodotus, translated from the text of ... T. Gaisford. With notes illustrative and critical, a geographical index... more

map from "Commerce of the Prairies; or, the journal of a Santa Fé Trader, during eight expeditions across the great Western Prairies, and a residence of nearly nine years in Northern Mexico"

This image has been taken from scan 000344 from "Commerce of the Prairies; or, the journal of a Santa Fé Trader, during eight expeditions across the great Western Prairies, and a residence of nearly nine years... more

map from "Commerce of the Prairies; or, the journal of a Santa Fé Trader, during eight expeditions across the great Western Prairies, and a residence of nearly nine years in Northern Mexico"

This image has been taken from scan 000024 from "Commerce of the Prairies; or, the journal of a Santa Fé Trader, during eight expeditions across the great Western Prairies, and a residence of nearly nine years... more

Nine Designs for Decorated Cups

Alfred Henry Forrester [Alfred Crowquill] (British, London 1804–1872 London)

Nine Designs for Decorated Plates

Alfred Henry Forrester [Alfred Crowquill] (British, London 1804–1872 London)

Nine Designs for Decorated Plates

Alfred Henry Forrester [Alfred Crowquill] (British, London 1804–1872 London)

Nine Designs for Decorated Cups

Alfred Henry Forrester [Alfred Crowquill] (British, London 1804–1872 London)

nine elms from "Illustrated London, or, a series of views in the British metropolis and its vicinity, engraved by Albert Henry Payne, from original drawings. The historical, topographical and miscellaneous notices, by W. I. Bicknell"

This image has been taken from scan 000045 from volume 02 of "Illustrated London, or, a series of views in the British metropolis and its vicinity, engraved by Albert Henry Payne, from original drawings. The hi... more

map from "[The nine books of the History of Herodotus, translated from the text of ... T. Gaisford. With notes illustrative and critical, a geographical index, an introductory essay and a summary of the History. By P. E. Laurent.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000150 from volume 01 of "[The nine books of the History of Herodotus, translated from the text of ... T. Gaisford. With notes illustrative and critical, a geographical index... more

Quilt, Nine Patch pattern variation

This pieced quilt is patterned with Nine Patch blocks within a diamond-shaped grid. The sashing is of red calico, and theblocks are pieced from various multicolored and patterned fabrics. The back is of plain w... more

[Unidentified Woman in Nine Oval Views]

This first photographic process invented by Louis Daguerre (1787-1851) spread rapidly around the world after its presentation to the public in Paris in 1839. Exposed in a camera obscura and developed in mercury... more

Nine Designs for Decorated Cups

Alfred Henry Forrester [Alfred Crowquill] (British, London 1804–1872 London)

Nine Prints Depicting Dual Portraits of Actors in Roles

Utagawa Hirosada (Japanese, active 1825–75) Edo period (1615–1868)