Islamic and Indian Art

7 Oct 2010, starting at 10:30 BST .

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A manuscript of prayers with a richly-decorated double-page diagram North Africa, dated AH 1[2]22/AD 1807-8

An illuminated prayer scroll copied by Zayn-al-Abidin bin Mulla 'Ali Persia, 18th/19th Century

Abu Bakr Muhammad bin Zakariya al-Razi, three treatises on medicine in one volume, copied by Mulla Muhammad bin 'Ali Persia or Afghanistan, dated Wednesday 18th Rabi 'al-Akhir 1203/15th January 1789

Shaykh Muslih-al-Din Sa'di, Kulliyat, poetry, with a contemporary floral lacquer binding Qajar Persia, dated AH 1240/AD 1824

An illustrated leaf from a manuscript of Asadi Tusi's Garshasp-Nama depicting Garshasp and his army fighting a sea battle with the son of Bhu, ruler of Sarandib (Ceylon) Qajar Persia, circa 1850

An illuminated marriage certificate of Aqa Ma'sum, son of the deceased Muhammad Ja'far, known as Rashti, to Umm Salmah Khanum, daughter of Aqa Muhammad titled Aqa Baba, residents of the district of Sanjar Abad of Isfahan Qajar Persia, dated 12 shawwal 1229/17th September 1813-14

An illuminated edict issued by the Crown Prince Muzaffar al-Din to the Governor of Qarajabagh, with the seal impression and signature of the Crown Prince Qajar Persia, dated Rajab 1296/June-July 1879

An unusual printed copy of an edict of Muzaffar al-Din Shah (reg. 1896-1907) giving permission for the sale of gramophones to an American Limited Society (Societe Anonyme Fournisseur) after their functions had been demonstrated to the Shah Qajar Persia, dated dhu'l-qa'dah 1323/December 1905-January 1906

A book of liturgies of the Coptic Church, copied by al-Shammas Nasrallah Abdullah Abdul-Nur for Deir Balut at Qusqam Asyut, Upper Egypt, dated Saturday 11th Paoni 1620/Saturday 18th June 1904

An illuminated Sufi genealogical scroll apparently tracing the lineage of eminent Naqshabandis back to the Prophet Muhammad probably Central Asia, late 18th/19th Century

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