18 avril 2019

A large illuminated Qur'an, Persia, probably Shiraz, Safavid, second half 16th century

Lot 20. A large illuminated Qur'an, Persia, probably Shiraz, Safavid, second half 16th century; 35.5 by 24.5cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Lot sold 93,750 GBP (108,694 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. Arabic manuscript on paper, 439 leaves plus 4 fly-leaves, 11 lines to the page, comprising 2 lines of large muhaqqaq script in black at the top and bottom, a middle line of large gold muhaqqaq outlined in black, 8 lines of black naskh against a gold speckled... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2018

The J. Paul Getty Museum opens 'Pathways to Paradise: Medieval India and Europe'

Krishna Uprooting the Parijata Tree (detail), folio from a Bhagavata Purana manuscript (text in Sanskrit), Delhi region or Rajasthan, India, artist unknown,1525–50; opaque watercolor and ink on paper. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection, Museum Associates Purchase. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA LOS ANGELES, CA.- Thousands of miles, harsh terrains, and diverse waterways separate India and Europe, and yet people and materials in these vast regions moved with great frequency during the... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2016

Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery Presents First Major U.S. Exhibition of Qur'ans

 Qur’an. Calligrapher: Ali b. Mahmud al-Havavi; Iran, Tabriz, Safavid period, January 15, 1516; Ink, color, and gold on paper; Each page 41 × 29cm; Istanbul, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, TIEM 232. Photo Hadiye Cangokce / Istanbul, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts The first major exhibition of Qur'ans (Korans) in the U.S., "The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts," will open at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Oct. 15 and continue through Feb. 20,... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2016

Francesca Galloway at Asia Week New York 2016

A Youth in Persian Costume. India, Golconda, c. 1630-40. Opaque pigments with gold on paper. Folio: 28.5 x 19 cm; Painting: 20.4 x 13.2 cm © Francesca Galloway Krishna attempts to placate his annoyed beloved Radha. South India, Tirupati, 1720-30. Opaque watercolor on paper. 27.5 x 19.4 cm © Francesca Galloway Isfandiyar slays the dragon, from Firdausi's Shahnameh. Shiraz, c. 1580-85. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. Folio: 42.5 x 26.7 cm; Painting: 30.5 x 23 cm © Francesca... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2015

One of the finest 16th-century illustrated Persian manuscripts in the US featured in exhibition

Piran visits Siyavush and Farigis (detail), from the Princeton Shahnama, 1589-90. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Manuscript Division, Princeton University Library. PRINCETON, NJ.- Over 1,000 years ago, the Persian poet Abu'l-Qasim Firdausi (935-1020) narrated the history of Iran and its peoples – spanning 50 monarchs from the dawn of time to the 7th century A.D. – through gripping tales of ancient triumphs, larger-than-life heroes and grand adventures. Called the Shahnama, or Book of Kings, the epic has been... [Lire la suite]
21 octobre 2011

"Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan" @ The Morgan Library & Museum

A Vision of Muhammad Reading Rumi's Masnavi (Couplets) Baghdad, 1590s MS M.466, fol. 156. Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1911. Photo: Graham S. Haber NEW YORK, N.Y.- The Morgan Library & Museum is internationally acclaimed for its collection of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, but it may come as a surprise that it also possesses a number of important Islamic manuscripts dating from the late middle ages to the nineteenth century. They include such treasures as a thirteenth-century treatise on animals and their... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2011

Gouaches persanes et turques des XVIe et XVIIe siècles @ Rossini

Portrait de jeune homme. Signée Shaykh Mohammed et datée Shawwal 978 A.H. / 1571 A.D. Iran, Qazvin, XVIe siècle. Photo Rssini Gouache et or sur papier, représentant un jeune homme assis, tête penchée de trois-quarts, vêtu d'un manteau orange sur une robe bleue et coiffé d'un turban à aigrette blanc, une coupelle d'or à la main. Fond beige orné à l'or de fins buissons fleuris. Marges à décor hatayi or. Calligraphie au revers: quatrain en nasta'liq tracé à l'encre noire dans une composition oblique sur fond bleu orné de fins motifs... [Lire la suite]