Islamic & Indian Art

29 Apr 2004, starting at 10:30 BST .

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An illuminated Timurid Qur'an section, Juz' 22, Persia, 15th Century

Sharaf al-Din Muhammad ibn Sa`id al-Busiri, al-Kawakib al-durriyyah fi madh khayr al-bariyyah, the famous poem in praise of the Prophet Muhammad, also known as Qasidat al-Burdah, with early Safavid illumination Persia, 16th Century

An illuminated Qur’an leaf in bihari script India, Sultanate, 15th Century

Two leaves from an Indian Sultanate Qur'an in bihari script, text: Surat al-Isra', Chapter 17: verses 61-69 and Surat Al ‘Imran, Chapter 3: verses 89-93 India, Delhi Sultanate, 15th Century AD (2)

An illuminated Qur’an section, part 1-15, copied by Fadle ibn Murhaf al-Tamimi al-Bahrani probably Arabia, AH 966/ AD 1558

Two leaves from a large illuminated Qur’an, with calligraphy attributed to Muhammad Altun Tash, Surat al-Qasas Baghdad, Iraq, 16th Century

A large illuminated Qur’an Persia, 17th Century and Qajar, late 19th Century

Twelve large leaves in muhaqqaq script Mamluk, probably Egypt, 15th Century (16)

Muhammad Sibt al-Mardini. Tuhfat al-ahbab fi `ilm al-hisab, a treatise on mathematics, copied by Husain ibn `Abd al-`Aziz Egypt or Syria, AH 1077/ AD 1666

Kitab dihakhirat khawarazimshahi, a medical treatise dedicated to Khawarazm Shah, Abul-Fath Muhammad Persia, 17th Century (2)

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