Selections of Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Calligraphy
1st Page of Sa'di's Bustan
Advice (nasihat) to a king
al-Baqarah (The cow)
al-Baydawi's "Anwar al-Tanzil wa Asrar al-Ta'wil" (with frontispiece)
Anonymous Arabic and Persian poetic verses
Arabic and Persian excerpts
An Arabic poem
Bahram Gur hunting
Bahram Gur in the yellow pavilion
Bal'ami's Persian translation of al-Tabari's "Ta'rikh"
The battle of Mazandaran
Bayts (verses) of poetry
Beginning of "Khusraw va Shirin"
Beginning of Nizami's "Iqbalnamah"
Beginning of Sa'di's "Gulistan"
Bismillah and Qur'anic verse (81:1-14)
Colophon of "Makhzan al-Asrar"; title page of "Khusraw va Shirin"
Colophon of Nizami's "Sharafnamah"; title page of Nizami's "Iqbalnamah"
Commentary to the "Kitab Sibaywahi" with illuminated panels
The Div Akvan throws Rustam into the sea
Divan of Sultan Husayn Mirza
The ephemerality of the world
Eulogy to a ruler
Excerpt from Sa'di's "Gulistan"
The fainting of Laylah and Majnun
Fal-i Qur'an (divination by the Qur'an)
Faux Kufi Qur'an
The feast of Iskandar and Nushabah
Fragmentary poem of Hafiz (?)
A friend's letter
Ghazal by Sa'di
Ghazals by Sa'di
Ghazals of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi
Ghazals of Asifi
Good wishes for 'id (feast day)
Gulzar calligraphic panel
Hilye mounted on a wooden panel
'Id (feast day ) Prayer
'Id (feast day) Poem
'Id (feast day) Quatrain
'Id (feast day) Blessing
'Id (feast day) prayer for good fortune
'Id (feast day) Quatrain
Illuminated first page / identification note of the "Farhang-i Jahangiri"
Illuminated panel; al-Fatihah (The opening)
Illuminated sarloh (frontispiece)
Interlinear Qur'an (5: 89-95)
Interlinear Qur'an (Surat al-Nisa')
Invocation of 'Ali
Invocations to 'Ali
Jahan Malak Khatun's prayer for power
Jami's "Nafahat al-Uns" (Lives of the Saints)
Khusraw kills a lion
Laylah and Majnun meet in school
Levha (panel praising 'Ali)
Levha (panel) in honor of Imam 'Ali
The lover's lament
Marriage decree ('Aqd-namah)
Mihrab découpage panel
Mirror image of 'Ali wali Allah
Moral lesson (hikayat) on friendship
Moral lessons through bird stories
"Munajat" of 'Abdallah Ansari
Muraqqa' of Poetical Excerpts
New Year's (Noruz) poem
Note about the construction of a takiyah-khanah
On the lovers' passion
Page from an unidentified text
Page from the "Farhang-i Jahangiri"
Painting of Khusraw in battle; Shirin looks for Khusraw
Panel of Illumination, Qur'anic verses
Persian prose and poetry
Persian Royal Order granted to James L. Merrick
Petition for Funds; Insha'
Petition to a ruler
Poetic verses offering advice
Praise (Madh) to 'Ali
A praise of calligraphy