17 juillet 2012

Sultan Baybars' Qur'an. Calligraphy by Muhammad ibn al-Wahid, Cairo, AD 1304

Sultan Baybars' Qur'an. Calligraphy by Muhammad ibn al-Wahid, illumination by Muhammad ibn Mubadir and Aydughdi ibn 'Abd Allah al-Badri, Cairo, AD 1304. British Library Add. MS. 22406, ff.2v-3.  © The British Library Board
17 juillet 2012

Small jar with dragon design. Yuan dynasty, 1300-1350.

Small jar with dragon design. Yuan dynasty, 1300-1350. Jingdezhen kilns, south China. Porcelain with bluish (qingbai) glaze, with applied decoration and beading. Width: 6.4 cm. Museum no. FE.96-1975. Sir John Addis gift [2007]. Victoria & Albert Museum, London © V&A Images
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17 juillet 2012

Qur’an with Interlinear Persian Translation. India, early 16th century.

Qur’an with Interlinear Persian Translation. India, early 16th century. BL Add. MS 5551, ff. 135v–136. © The British Library Board
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17 juillet 2012

Jar with fish design. Yuan dynasty (1271-1368).

Jar with fish design. Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). Cizhou kilns, north China. Stoneware with decoration cut through the glaze. Height: 24.4 cm. Museum no. C.209-1916 . Sir Percival David gift [2007]. Victoria & Albert Museum, London © V&A Images
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17 juillet 2012

Mamluk Qur’an. Egypt, 14th century

Mamluk Qur’an. Egypt, 14th century. Chapter 7, al-A‘raf (The Heights), verses 88–89 BL Or. MS 848, ff. 1v–2.  © The British Library Board
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17 juillet 2012

Bottle with 'scrolling grass' design. Yuan dynasty, 1300-1350

Bottle with 'scrolling grass' design. Yuan dynasty, 1300-1350. Jizhou kilns, south China. Stoneware painted in brown on a white slip. Height: 18.7 cm. Museum no. C.82-1953 [2007]. Victoria & Albert Museum, London © V&A Images
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17 juillet 2012

Spanish Hebrew Bible, Solsona, Catalonia, Spain, 1384.

Spanish Hebrew Bible, Solsona, Catalonia, Spain, 1384. Tetragrammaton BL King’s MS I, f. 2r.  © The British Library Board
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17 juillet 2012

Small lidded jar. Yuan dynasty, 1300-1350. Longquan kilns, south China

Small lidded jar. Yuan dynasty, 1300-1350. Longquan kilns, south China. Stoneware with olive green (celadon) glaze and iron-brown spots. Height: 7 cm. Museum no. C.214-1923 [2007]. Victoria & Albert Museum, London © V&A Images
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17 juillet 2012

Qur’an, Granada, Spain, 13th century

Qur’an, Granada, Spain, 13th century. Part 39 of a Qur’an in 60 parts. Chapter 27, al-Naml (The Ant), verse 92 to Chapter 28, al-Qasas (The Narrative), verse 3 BL Or. MS 12523C, ff. 14v–15.  © The British Library Board
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17 juillet 2012

Vase (meiping) with a scene from The West Chamber. Yuan dynasty, 1320-1350. Jingdezhen kilns, south China

Vase (meiping) with a scene from The West Chamber. Yuan dynasty, 1320-1350. Jingdezhen kilns, south China. Porcelain painted in cobalt blue. Height: 35.9 cm. From the W.W. Winkworth collection [2007]. Museum no. C.8-1952. Victoria & Albert Museum, London © V&A Images The West Chamber is a love story. This particular scene, in which a mistress beats her maid, would have been immediately recognisable to a 14th-century viewer.  Exhibition History: Passion for Porcelain:... [Lire la suite]


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