11 mai 2023

Rare and important Iznik water bottle at Bonhams Islamic and Indian Art sale

Lot 56. An important Iznik pottery water bottle (surahi) Turkey, circa 1575. Estimate: £100,000-200,000. Sold. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- A rare and important 16th century Iznik pottery water bottle known as a surahi is to be offered at Bonhams Islamic and Indian Art sale in London on Tuesday 23 May 2023. Made in Turkey in around 1575, the 37.8 cm. high bottle is estimated at £100,000-200,000.The water bottle comes from the collection of the Rolin family. The Belgian businessman Leon Rolin (1871-1950), nicknamed 'The... [Lire la suite]

24 juin 2022


Finial with confronted winged ibexes, Western Iran, Luristan, Iron Age II, early 1st millennium BC. Bronze. H 17 cm. Courtesy Galerie Kevorkian Provenance: collection of Dr T., Paris; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 10 November 2000.This item has been checked against the Interpol database. Caliph Al-Ma'mun and the barber in the hammam. Illustrated folio from a manuscript of the Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami. Safavid Iran, Shiraz, circa mid 16th century. Opaque watercolour, gold, silver and ink on paper. Text in black nasta'liq script.... [Lire la suite]
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]