Islamic and Indian Art

10 Apr 2008, starting at 14:30 BST.

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An oval portrait of the Imam 'Ali flanked by his sons al-Hasan and al-Husain, on a terrace with a forest and angels in the background Qajar Persia, late 19th Century

A eulogy for the Imam Husain commissioned by Dabir al-Mulk, signed by Hasan Zarin Qalam Qajar Persia, dated AH 1301/AD 1883

An interesting group of manuscript folios and album pages, many by Persian, Indian and Turkish master calligraphers of the 16th-19th Centuries, including an album of nasta'liq calligraphy copied by Fath 'Ali al-Shirazi, better known as Hijab Qajar Persia, mid-19th Century(24)

An illustrated album page depicting the Raising of Lazarus by Christ, watched by family and disciples, two angels in the background, within a border with animals and birds in their natural habitat, an amorous couple in the left border Qajar Persia, late 19th Century

Hafiz, Divan, copied by Muhammad Mehdi, descendant of Mirza Lutfallah Shirazi Shiraz, dated Friday 2nd Ramadan 1279/21st February 1863(3)

'Ali Naqi ibn Isma'il (Hakim al-Mamalik, physician to the Shah), An account of Nasir al-Din Shah's journey to the holy city of Mashhad in 1867, copied by 'Ali Ashgar, an illustrated lithographed copy, print house of Mir Baqir Tehrani, dated Jumadi II 1286/October 1869(3)

Mirza Muhammad Shaker (translator), Memoirs of an un-named British author, copied by 'Ali Akbar ibn 'Alijah Mirza 'Abdullah Qajar Persia, Tehran, dated 1 Rajab 1311/9th January 1894

Six illustrated leaves from a manuscript of Persian poetry Kashmir or Northern India, late 19th Century(6)

A series of five illustrations depicting the story of the elderly sufi and the maiden, by Haj Muzaffar al-Mulk Persia, Isfahan, circa 1946(5)

A large painting entitled The Call to Prayer, depicting scenes of city life, signed by Hajji Mirza Husain al-Mussavar al-Maleki Persia, Isfahan, dated AH 1349/AD 1930

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