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Islamic Manuscripts


The Walters’ collection of Islamic Manuscripts showcases masterpieces of illuminated and illustrated manuscripts. The sacred, devotional and non-religious manuscripts presented here were created across the breadth of the Islamic world and date from the 9th through the 19th century. In the Islamic book, the primary vehicle for literary and artistic expression, the powers of poetry, prayer and visual form collide. They bear witness to remarkable achievements in literature and the book arts. Examples include a 15th-century Koran from northern India, executed at the height of the Timurid empire; a luxurious 16th-century copy of the Khamsa by Amir Khusraw, illustrated by a number of famous artists for the emperor Akbar; and a Turkish calligraphy album by Sheik Handullah al Amasi, one of the greatest calligraphers. 

All images of Islamic manuscripts were created and are provided through a Preservation and Access grant awarded to The Walters Art Museum by the National Endowment for the Humanities, 2008-2010.


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'Ali Dust Taghayi Paying Homage to Babur
'Ali Dust Taghayi Paying Homage to Babur Title
10th century AH/AD 16th century (Mughal; Timurid) Period
W.596.9B Accession
'Ali Kills an Infidel who had Spat in his Face
'Ali Kills an Infidel who had Spat in his Face Title
1017 AH/AD 1609 (Safavid) Period
W.623.26A Accession
A Balsam Tree and an Oak Tree
A Balsam Tree and an Oak Tree Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.206A Accession
A Battle Scene
A Battle Scene Title
1073 AH/AD 1663 Period
W.626.54A Accession
A Battle Scene
A Battle Scene Title
Folio: late 10th century AH/AD 16th century; Borders: 13th century AH/AD 19th century (Mughal) Period
W.683.A Accession
alexander Tags
A Battle Scene (Back)
A Battle Scene (Back) Title
Folio: late 10th century AH/AD 16th century; Borders: 13th century AH/AD 19th century (Mughal) Period
W.683.B Accession
A Bear and a Hay-weasel
A Bear and a Hay-weasel Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.101B Accession
A Bear and a Sleeping Man
A Bear and a Sleeping Man Title
1073 AH/AD 1663 Period
W.626.79B Accession
A Bird Called Hadinat al-af'á (Viper’s Dry Nurse)
A Bird Called Hadinat al-af'á (Viper’s Dry Nurse) Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.120A Accession
A Bird Called Maka and a Vulture
A Bird Called Maka and a Vulture Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.137A Accession
A Bird Called Shafatin, a Green Magpie, and a Singing Bird
A Bird Called Shafatin, a Green Magpie, and a Singing Bird Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.130B Accession
A Bird Called Yura'ah (?) and a Turtle-dove
A Bird Called Yura'ah (?) and a Turtle-dove Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.138A Accession
A Boastful Jackal
A Boastful Jackal Title
1073 AH/AD 1663 Period
W.626.110A Accession
A Boy Shoots an Arrow Through a Ring Placed on Top of a Dome and Claims It
A Boy Shoots an Arrow Through a Ring Placed on Top of a Dome and Claims It Title
10th century AH/AD 16th century (Safavid) Period
W.618.70B Accession
A Buffalo
A Buffalo Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.91B Accession
A Bull of the Sea
A Bull of the Sea Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.172B Accession
A Bustard
A Bustard Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.120B Accession
A Camel
A Camel Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.87B Accession
A Camel and Three Strange Single-handed and Single-legged Creatures
A Camel and Three Strange Single-handed and Single-legged Creatures Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.143A Accession
A Camel Being Presented to an Enthroned King
A Camel Being Presented to an Enthroned King Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.277A Accession
A Camphor Tree
A Camphor Tree Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.215A Accession
A Cat
A Cat Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.105A Accession
A Charging Elephant
A Charging Elephant Title
early 11th century AH/AD 17th century (Mughal) Period
W.694.A Accession
A Charging Elephant (Back)
A Charging Elephant (Back) Title
early 11th century AH/AD 17th century (Mughal) Period
W.694.B Accession
A Cheetah
A Cheetah Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.107B Accession
A Chestnut Tree and a Sandal Tree
A Chestnut Tree and a Sandal Tree Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.211A Accession
A Christian Girl on Her Deathbed After Converting to Islam
A Christian Girl on Her Deathbed After Converting to Islam Title
1133 AH/AD 1721 (Ottoman) Period
W.666.35B Accession
A Citron Tree
A Citron Tree Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.204B Accession
A Colocynth Plant
A Colocynth Plant Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.230A Accession
A Colored Slave, Washed and Shaved, Stands in Front of the King
A Colored Slave, Washed and Shaved, Stands in Front of the King Title
1073 AH/AD 1663 Period
W.626.66B Accession
A Court Scene
A Court Scene Title
1017 AH/AD 1609 (Safavid) Period
W.623.263B Accession
A Court Scene
A Court Scene Title
1017 AH/AD 1609 (Safavid) Period
W.623.268B Accession
A Court Scene with a Physician Feeling a Sick Woman's Pulse
A Court Scene with a Physician Feeling a Sick Woman's Pulse Title
1073 AH/AD 1663 Period
W.626.3A Accession
A Court Scene with Food and Music
A Court Scene with Food and Music Title
1073 AH/AD 1663 Period
W.626.100B Accession
food Tags
A Court Scene with Music, Dance, and Wine
A Court Scene with Music, Dance, and Wine Title
1073 AH/AD 1663 Period
W.626.160B Accession
A Court Scene with Musicians and Dancers
A Court Scene with Musicians and Dancers Title
1073 AH/AD 1663 Period
W.626.53B Accession
A Court Scene with Timur and His Maiden From Khwarezm
A Court Scene with Timur and His Maiden From Khwarezm Title
10th century AH/AD 16th century (Safavid) Period
W.648.37A Accession
A Cow or a Bull
A Cow or a Bull Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.90A Accession
cow, bull, turkey, nature, life, fertility Tags
A Crane and a Heron (?)
A Crane and a Heron (?) Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.134B Accession
A Crocodile
A Crocodile Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.173A Accession
A Crow
A Crow Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.129B Accession
A Crow (Sitting on a Tree), a Rabbit, and a Cat
A Crow (Sitting on a Tree), a Rabbit, and a Cat Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.256A Accession
A Dervish Expressing His Devotion
A Dervish Expressing His Devotion Title
10th century AH/AD 16th century (Safavid) Period
W.621.39A Accession
A Dog
A Dog Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.113A Accession
A Dog Bites a Blind Beggar
A Dog Bites a Blind Beggar Title
1073 AH/AD 1663 Period
W.626.82B Accession
A Donkey and a Wild Ass
A Donkey and a Wild Ass Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.84B Accession
A Dragon
A Dragon Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.175A Accession
dragon, creature Tags
A Dragon in a Well
A Dragon in a Well Title
late 10th century AH/AD 16th century-early 11th century AH/AD 17th century (Mughal) Period
W.692.A Accession
A Dragon in a Well (Back)
A Dragon in a Well (Back) Title
late 10th century AH/AD 16th century-early 11th century AH/AD 17th century (Mughal) Period
W.692.B Accession
A Dragon of the Caspian Sea
A Dragon of the Caspian Sea Title
1121 AH/AD 1717 (Ottoman) Period
W.659.170B Accession
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