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"The Eavesdropper", Folio 47r from a Haft Paikar (Seven Portraits) of the Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami

This folio once illustrated a magnificent manuscript of Nizami’s Haft Paikar (Seven Portraits). The story of the Seven Portraits comprises a series of moralizing tales as told to the Persian hero Bahram Gur by ... more

"Conquest of Baghdad by Timur", Folio from a Zafarnama (Book of Victories)

This folio once illustrated a manuscript of the Zafarnama, a biography of the ruler Timur commissioned by his grandson Ibrahim Sultan. The text glorifies Timur’s many victories on the battlefield, including hi... more

"Siege of Baghdad", Folio from a Dispersed copy of the Zafarnama (Book of Victories)

This folio once illustrated a manuscript of the Zafarnama, a biography of the ruler Timur commissioned by his grandson Ibrahim Sultan. The text glorifies Timur’s many victories on the battlefield, including hi... more

Virgin and Child with a Donor Presented by Saint Jerome

Master of the Munich Bavarian Panels (Bavaria, probably Munich, active mid-15th century)

Portrait medal of an Unknown Lady (obverse); A Kneeling Man with a Basket of Fruit, Cupid, and the Caduceus of Mercury (reverse)

This portrait is typical of Pomedelli’s unassuming yet direct and sensitive manner. The inscription on the obverse, "F· B· ET· LONGIVS· VIVAT· SERVATA· FIDE" ("F. B. and may she live longer having kept her fait... more

Cassetta frame

Unknown (Spanish)

The Ascension

Michiel Coxie (I) (Netherlandish, Mechelen ca. 1499–1592 Mechelen) , probably

The Last Supper

Michiel Coxie (I) (Netherlandish, Mechelen ca. 1499–1592 Mechelen) , probably

Tabernacle mirror frame

A myriad of meanings, both positive and negative, were attached to mirrors in the Renaissance. Symbols of vanity, voluptuousness, deceit, humility, and pride, mirrors were also associated with prudence, a virtu... more

Madonna and Child Seated on a Cloud

Possibly Unknown (Spanish)