Image of Qur'an c. 1338, Iran, CBL Is 1470

Iran

The Chester Beatty holds a world-renowned collection of manuscripts from Iran. Covering many topics of religion, literature, history and science, these works also trace an extraordinary history of the arts of the book, through fine calligraphy, narrative paintings, illuminated designs, and bookbinding.

Qur'an
c. 1338
Iran
CBL Is 1470

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  • Bahram Gur kills a Dragon, from the Book of Kings (Shahnama) of Firdausi, c. 1300, Tabriz. CBL Per 104.60

    Bahram Gur kills a Dragon, from the Book of Kings (Shahnama) of Firdausi
    c. 1300
    Iran
    CBL Per 104.60

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  • Zal pays homage to king Manuchihr, from the Book of Kings (Shahnama) of Firdausi, c. 1330, Tabriz. CBL Per 111.4

    Zal pays homage to king Manuchihr, from the Book of Kings (Shahnama) of Firdausi
    c. 1330
    Tabriz
    CBL Per 111.4

    2 / 8

  • The simurgh rescues Zal, from the Book of Kings (Shahnama) of Firdausi, c.1590-1600, Qazvin. CBL Per 277.12

    The simurgh rescues Zal, from the Book of Kings (Shahnama) of Firdausi
    1590-1600
    Qazvin
    CBL Per 277.12

    3 / 8

  • Hunting birds, from an album (muraqqa’), c. 1450. CBL Per 225.4

    Hunting birds, from an album (muraqqa’)
    c. 1450
    Iran
    CBL Per 225.4

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  • A rescue at sea, from the Gulistan (Rose-Garden) of Sa`di, 1427, Herat. CBL Per 119.15

    A rescue at sea
    from the Gulistan (Rose-Garden) of Sa`di
    1427 (830 AH)
    Herat
    CBL Per 119.15

    5 / 8

  • Double frontispiece of a Qur’an, copied by Ruzbihan, c. 1550, Shiraz. CBL Is 1558

    Double frontispiece of a Qur’an, copied by Ruzbihan
    c. 1550
    Shiraz
    CBL Is 1558

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  • A party at night, from the Bustan (Orchard) of Sa`di, c. 1540m Tabriz. CBL Per 236

    A party at night, from the Bustan (Orchard) of Sa`di
    c. 1540
    Tabriz
    CBL Per 236

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  • Young man in a fur hat, by Reza Abbasi, 1600-1625 Isfahan. CBL Per 260.2

    Young man in a fur hat, by Reza Abbasi
    1600-1625
    Isfahan
    CBL Per 260.2

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