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This is the right side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece giving the name of the work, Kitāb-i Nigāristān, and the author's name, Ahmad Ghaffārī.

This is the right side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece giving the name of the work, Kitāb-i Nigāristān, and the author's name, Ahmad Ghaffārī. Kitab-e Nigaristanكتاب نگارستان

Illuminated Manuscript Koran, The left side of a double-page illumination , Walters Art Museum Ms. W.577, fol.2a by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts.

Illuminated Manuscript Koran, The left side of a double-page illumination , Walters Art Museum Ms. by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts.

Two works of Sa`di: the Rose garden (Gulistan) and the Orc… | Flickr

Two works of Sa`di: the Rose garden (Gulistan) and the Orchard (Bustan), Double-page illuminated frontispiece, Walters Art Museum Ms.

Anthology of Persian Poetry Amir Shahi of Sabzavar  (d. 1453) Poet: Maulana Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman Jami (1414–92) Poet: Nasir Khusrau (1003–ca. 1066) Date: 16th century Geography: Iran or Turkey Medium: Main support: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Binding: Lacquer Dimensions: H. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm) W. 5 3/4 in. (14.6cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art 89.2.2152

"This anthology comprises selected works from Persian poets, including Sa’di, Shahi, and Jami. Its artfully constructed pages are composed in a découpage technique known as qita’i, wherein individual.

By my side

Sentiment: From each other, over the years, We gather strength, through laughter and tears.

Binding of the Bardzrberd Gospel from 1248. Armenia.

Origins of Jerusalem cross

Collection of poems (divan), Double-page illuminated frontispiece, Walters Manuscript W.636, fol. 2b

Hafez, iranian poet Collection of poems (divan), Double-page illuminated frontispiece, Walters Manuscript fol. by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts

This jeweled book binding represents Christ at the Crucifiction;  made of ivory and gold plate inlaid with precious stones with silver corners.  c. 1000.

This jeweled book binding represents Christ at the Crucifiction; made of ivory and gold plate inlaid with precious stones with silver corners.

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