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Preliminary Guide to the Islamic Manuscripts Collection
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History

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Shahnameh (Persian Book of the Kings), A.D. 1500s. [#6298]

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Shahnamah (Persian Book of the Kings), A.H. 1228/A.D. 1810. Decorated Persian manuscript on paper. [#5028]

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Shanama, ca. A.D. late 1700s or early 1800s. Single leaf, Persian miniature, from the chapter Kay Ka'us - the story of Siyavash, illustrating Siyavash's ordeal by fire. [#15890]

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Shahnameh, A.D. 1852-1853. Two leaves, scribed by Baba Khalil Allah in Kashmir; written in Persian in the nasta'liq script. [#3770 and 3771]

 

Koran

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Koran, A.H. 500/A.D. 1122. Single leaf from a Koran, Cairo, Egypt. [HBS23213].

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Koran, ca. A.D. 1200. Single leaf from a Koran, produced in Mamluk, Syria [#19305]

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Koran, ca. A.D. 1200. Single leaf from a Koran, possibly Persian, ca. 1200. Written in Cufic characters on recto and verso. The style of calligraphy suggests Mashad (Persia), although possibly from Arabia or Egypt. Description accompanying leaf notes that a few leaves from this manuscript are in the Oriental Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston [HBS22173]

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Koran, ca. A.D. 1425. Single leaf from a Koran, India, state of Bihar, bihari script. [#17781]

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Koran, ca. A.D. 1553-1558. Single leaf from a Koran, Persia. [#2110]

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Koran, ca. A.D. late 1500s. Single leaf from a Koran, probably Heart or Bokhara [Uzbekistan]; surah headings are written in thuluth script. [#17205]

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Koran, ca. A.D. 1600. Single leaf from a Koran, Turkey. [#15255]

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Koran, A.D. 1616. Single leaf from a Koran, India. [#18750]

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Koran, ca. A.D. 1700. Single leaf from a Koran, Meghribi script, Morocco. [#19125]

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Koran, ca. A.D. 1700. Single leaf from a Koran, Meghribi script, Morocco. [#19214]

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Koran, ca. A.D. 1700. Single leaf from a Koran, Persia. [#6266]

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Koran, ca. A.D. late 1700s. Single leaf from a Koran, Sini script, China. [#21402]

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Koran, ca. A.D. mid-1800s. Two leaves from a Koran, scribed in Qajar [Gulf States], in Naskhi. [5356/5358]

 

Poetry

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Dewan, A.H. 879/A.D.1474-1475. Single leaf of the Dewan, written by Mohammed Shams od-Din Hafez [A.D. 1325-1399], a Sufi Muslim lyrical poet. [#18037]

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Kamseh, A.D. 1553. Single leaf of the Kamseh, written by Elyan Usof Nezami Ganjavy, Persian romantic poet [A.D. 1141-1209], in nasta'liq script. [#18016]

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Diwin, A.D. late 1500s. Two leaves of the Diwin by Shahi Subzuwari, Persian Sufi Muslim poet, in nasta'liq script. [#3792]

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Kuliyat, ca. A.D. 1610. Single leaf from an edition of Sa'adi's works, compiled as a Kulliyat, in the Islamic Sufi tradition. [#2197]

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Haft Awrang, A.D. 1614. Single leaf from the Haft Awrang or 'Seven Thorns', the didactic and romantic poems of Abd al-Rahman Jami, either India or Afghanistan, written in Persian, in nasta'liq script. [#2126]

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Mathnawi of Jalalu'ddin Rumi, A.D. 1724. Single leaf, in Persian, Mughal India, probably Lucknow, nasta'liq script. [#17961]

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Divan'I-Nawai, ca. A.D. 1750. Single leaf from a book of love lyrics by the 15th century poet Mir'Ali Shir Nawai, Kashmir or northern India, in Turki nasta'liq script. [#3792]

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[Persian Epic Poetry genre], ca. A.D. mid-1700s. Single leaf, scribed in Persia or perhaps Afghanistan, nasta'liq script. [#6628]

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[Persian Epic Poetry genre], ca. A.D. mid-1700s. Single leaf, scribed in Persia or perhaps Afghanistan, nasta'liq script. [#18438]

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[Anthology or Collection of Poems], ca. 1760. Single leaf, in nasta'liq script, of poems by Sa'di, amir Khusrao, Jami, and others. [#22650]

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Farsi Poetry, ca. A.D. late-1700s. Single leaf, Safavid period, nasta'liq script. [#22114]

 

Prayers

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Book of Prayers, A.D. 1689. Single leaf from the Al-Kamilat Al-Sajjadiyah, Prayers, composed by Zayn Al-Abidin 'Ali ibn al Husayn [#18721]

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Al-Juzuli, Da ..., A.D. early 1700s. Single leaf from Al-Juzuli, Da; A'Il Al-Khayrat and other prayers in Arabic, Meghribi script, (Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria). [#19215]

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Prayer Book, ca. A.D. 1740. Single leaf, written in India, naskh and nasta'liq scripts. [#2121]

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Dala'il al-Khayrat, A.D. 1778. Pair of leaves from a devotional prayer book composed by Muhammad ibn Sulayman al-Jazuli, in Arabic nasta'liq, with Persian translation. [#6583/6584]

Box 3: 2

Dala'il al-Kharat, ca. A.D. 1790. Single leaf, North Africa, written by bin Suleyman bin Yacoub al-Najjar at Talmasan in Maghribi script. [#24786]

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Book of Prayers, A.D. early 1800s. Two leaves, written during the Ottoman Empire in Turkey, in naskh script. [#17540 and 17541]

Box 3: 2

Dala'il al-Khayrat, A.D. 1878. Single leaf, India, written in Naskhi script. [#6277]

 

Miscellany

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Persian Manuscript, ca. A.D. 1800s. Two leaves with water color paintings, polo game. [HBS49159]

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Persian Manuscript, ca. A.D. 1800s. Two leaves with water color paintings, wrestling scene. [HBS49159]

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Unidentified