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Culture: Iran (630)
The Wade Cup with Animated Script
Iran, Seljuk Period, 13th Century
1944.485CCCC0
Wine bearers in landscape, from a robe
Iran, Safavid period
1924.743CCCC0
Shamsa (recto) from right folio from a double-page frontispiece of a...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid Period, 15th century
1945.169.aCCCC0
Dish:  King Hormizd II or Hormizd III Hunting Lions
Iran, Sasanian, 5th-6th Century
1962.150CCCC0
Dish: The Goddess Anahita
Iran, Sasanian, 5th-6th Century
1962.295CCCC0
Horse Bit Cheekpiece
Luristan, Iran, c. 700 BC
1961.33CCCC0
Jug
Iran, Rayy, Seljuk period
1915.525CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Sasanian, 6th-8th century
1966.369CCCC0
Anahita Vessel
Sasanian, Iran, 4th-5th Century
1962.294CCCC0
Minai Beaker with Seated Princes
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk Period
1917.977CCCC0
Horse-Shaped Drinking Vessel
Iran, Sasanian, 3rd-4th Century
1964.41CCCC0
Hitching Post
Iran, possibly Hamadan, 13th century
1944.481CCCC0
Fragment
Iran, 16th century
1939.38.bCCCC0
Fragment
Iran, 16th century
1939.38.cCCCC0
Fragment
Iran, 16th century
1939.38.dCCCC0
Carpet
Iran, Herat, 16th century
1962.263CCCC0
Tent panel of a dragon slayer
Iran, Kashan, Safavid period
1948.205CCCC0
Inscribed Tombstone of Shaikh al-Husain ibn...
Iran, Yazd, Seljuk Period, early 12th Century
1950.9CCCC0
Bird-shaped Vessel
Iran, Seljuk Period, 12th Century
1948.458CCCC0
Composite Lion and Bull
Iran, 1500-1000 BC
1969.122CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Sasanian, 4th-6th Century
1963.478CCCC0
Feline incense burner
eastern Iran, western Afghanistan, or Turkmenistan, Khorasan
1948.308CCCC0
No image available
Iran, Khurasan, Seljuk Period, 11th-12th century
1948.308.aCCCC0
No image available
Iran, Khurasan, Seljuk Period, 11th-12th century
1948.308.bCCCC0
Lampas with dancers and musicians
Iran, Safavid period
1953.17CCCC0
Left side of a double-page album folio: Outside a Royal Encampment ...
style of Bihzad (Iranian, active 1470–1506)
1944.490CCCC0
Left side of a double-page album folio: Outside a Royal Encampment
style of Bihzad (Iranian, active 1470–1506)
1944.490.aCCCC0
Calligraphy, Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Timurid period
1944.490.bCCCC0
Rhyton:  The Buffalo-Slayer Goddess
Iran, Sasanian, 600s or Afghanistan, Gandhara, 500s
1964.96CCCC0
His Lantern
Afruz Amighi (Iranian, b. 1974)
2012.15©
Khusrau Surprising Shirin While Bathing
Iran, Kashan, Safavid period
1944.499CCCC0
Velvet Fragment, Khusrau Sees Shirin Bathing
Iran, Kashan, Safavid period
1944.499.aCCCC0
Velvet Fragment, Khusrau Sees Shirin Bathing
Iran, Kashan, Safavid period
1944.499.bCCCC0
Ibex Whetstone Handle
Luristan, Iran, 1100-900 BC
1965.554CCCC0
Lion Hunting Cup
Northwestern Iran, Amlash, 12th-11th century BC
1965.25CCCC0
Ibex Eating
Sasanian, Iran, 5th-7th Century
1941.24CCCC0
Royal Carpet with Silk and Metal Thread
Iran, Isfahan, Safavid period, 17th Century
1926.533CCCC0
Bowl with Griffin
Northwest Iran, Garrus district, Seljuk period, 12th century
1925.1182CCCC0
Hunt Pitcher
Sasanian, Iran, 6th-7th Century
1961.200CCCC0
Roundels with hunters
Eastern Iran or Central Asia
1959.124CCCC0
Leaf from a Koran
Seljuk Iran
1939.507CCCC0
Fervor
Shirin Neshat (American, born in Iran 1957)
2016.59©
Bowl
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk Period
1915.585CCCC0
Beaker
Northwestern Iran, Marlik, 12th-11th century BC
1965.26CCCC0
Silk fragment
Egypt or Iran, Ayyubid period, 1100s
1937.23CCCC0
Camel and Groom; Single Page Illustration
style of Shaykh Muhammad (Iranian)
1944.489CCCC0
Twelve-sided Ewer with Sphinxes and Humanheaded Inscriptions
Iran, Khurasan, Ilkhanid period, 14th century
1945.27CCCC0
The Story of Hushang (recto),  Illustration and text (Persian Prose)...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1931.452CCCC0
Text Page, Persian Prose, (verso), from Majmac al-Tavarikh (A Compendium...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1931.452.bCCCC0
Luster Wall Tile with a Couple
Iran, Kashan, Ilkhanid period, 13th century
1915.524CCCC0
Votive Pin with Decorated Disc
Iran, Luristan, 9th-7th Century BC
1963.257CCCC0
Velvet panel with four youths smelling flowers
Iran, Isfahan or Yazd, Safavid period
1932.42CCCC0
Rustam's seventh course: He kills the White Div, folio 124 from a Shah...
attributed to Mir Musavvir (Iranian, c. 1510-1555)
1988.96CCCC0
Rustam's seventh course: He kills the White Div, folio 124 from a Shah...
attributed to Abd al-Vahhab (Persian, active about 1516) and 1 other
1988.96.aCCCC0
Page from a Shah-nama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi (Persian, about 934-1020)
attributed to Mir Musavvir (Iranian, c. 1510-1555)
1988.96.bCCCC0
Ibex-Head Ornament
Iran, Achaemenian, 6th-5th Century BC
1961.199CCCC0
Silk fragment with falconer riding a bull
Iran, Rayy, Seljuk period
1968.246CCCC0
"Bear-Woman" Vessel
Marlik, northwest Iran, c. 1200-1000 BC
1967.35CCCC0
Fibula
Persia
1970.97CCCC0
Samite fragment with hunters
Eastern Iran or Central Asia
1974.98CCCC0
Feline-Handled Incense Burner
Parthian, Iran, possibly Burudjird, c. AD 100
1961.32CCCC0
Panel with Falconers
Iran, Modern
1988.98CCCC0
Stepped Pitcher
Sasanian, Iran, 5th-7th Century
1966.21CCCC0
Axel Shaft Cup
Luristan, Iran, 800-700 BC
1930.729CCCC0
Four Human Figures around a Horse and Cheetah
Iran, Nishapur, Samanid Period, 10th Century
1959.249CCCC0
Text Page, Persian Prose (recto); The Story of Adam peace upon him, his...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1945.384CCCC0
Text Page, Persian Prose (recto) from a Manuscript of the Majma' al...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1945.384.aCCCC0
Luster Dish with Seated Prince
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk period, late 12th century
1951.289CCCC0
Viol
Iran
1918.353©
Samite roundels with hunters
Eastern Iran or Central Asia
1982.284CCCC0
Silk Textile
Iran, Isfahan
1978.76.a©
Caftan
probably Iran
1985.59©
Persian Couplets (recto), Calligraphy, Persian Verses; Single Page...
Iran. Isfahan, Safavid Period, late 16th-early 17th Century
1944.494.aCCCC0
Ibex Standard Finial
Luristan, Iran, c. 700-600 BC
1992.246CCCC0
Hero and Animal Combat Beaker
Iran, Luristan, 9th-7th Century BC
1963.95CCCC0
Button-Based Situlas
Iran, Luristan, 9th-7th Century BC
1960.35CCCC0
Button-Based Situla
Iran, Luristan, 9th-7th Century BC
1960.35.1CCCC0
Button-Based Situla
Iran, Luristan, 9th-7th Century BC
1960.35.2CCCC0
Jug with Running Animals
Iran, probably Kashan, Seljuk Period, 12th-13th Century
1947.495CCCC0
Ram-Head Drinking Vessel
Iran, Median, late 7th Century BC
1963.479CCCC0
Tomb Cover
Iraq or Iran, Buyid period
1954.780CCCC0
Inscription Plaque, Possibly from a Door
Iran, Safavid Period, 17th Century
1994.1CCCC0
Bowl with Flying Birds
Iran, probably Kashan, Sultanabad ware, Ilkhanid period
1915.589CCCC0
Footed Bowl
Iran, probably Kashan, Seljuq period, late 12-early 13th century
1915.581CCCC0
Winged Ibex Horse Bit
Luristan, Iran, 800-600 BC
1980.102CCCC0
Fragment with star pattern and griffins
Iraq or Iran, Buyid period
1941.292CCCC0
Prayer Rug
Iran, Rasht, 19th century
1916.1297CCCC0
Chintz door curtain
Iran, Isfahan, Qajar period
2014.20CCCC0
Royal Round Tent made for Muhammad Shah (Roof)
Iran, Rasht, Qajar period
2014.388.1CCCC0
Luster Dish with Polo Player
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk period, late 12th-early 13th Century
1944.74CCCC0
Bull Head Attachment
Urartian, northwest Iran, possibly Gusçi, Lake Urmia, c. 700-600 BC
1942.204CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Iran, Herat, Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746CCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (Recto); Illuminated Page
Iran, Herat (presently in Afghanistan), Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746.1.aCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (Verso); Right folio of Double-Page Illuminated...
Iran, Herat, Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746.1.bCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (Recto); Left Folio of Double-Page Illuminated...
Iran, Herat, Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746.2.aCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (verso); Text Page
Iran, Herat, Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746.2.bCCCC0
Portion of a Carpet
Iran, Northwestern, 17th century
1953.128CCCC0
Black and White Bird Perched on a Shrub
Shafi' Abbasi (Iranian)
1971.84CCCC0
Spouted Zebu Vessel
Marlik, Iran, c. 1000 BC
1992.245CCCC0
Plate
Seljuk Iran, Rayy, or Syria, Raqqa
1915.590CCCC0
Sketch of a Young Man and Persian Calligraphy
Iran, Isfahan, Safavid period
1925.132CCCC0
Shah Tahmasp I (1514-1576) Seated in a Landscape
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period
1917.1078CCCC0
Lion's Head
Iran, Achamenid period
1962.26CCCC0
Textile
Iran, Buyid period, 11th century
1962.264CCCC0
Fragment of Tomb Cover
Iran or Iraq, 10th century
1955.52CCCC0
Velvet with gold discs
Iran, probably Tabriz, Ilkhanid period
1918.225CCCC0
Bowl with Two Birds
Iran, Nishapur or Central Asia, Samarkand, Samanid Period, 10th century
1969.300CCCC0
Bahram Visits the White Domed Pavilion; from a Haft Paykar (Seven...
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid period, 16th century
2006.146CCCC0
Sasanian King Hunting Lions
Iran, Sasanian, 4th century
1963.258CCCC0
Illuminated Folio from a Gulistan (Rose Garden) of Sa'di (c. 1213-1291)
style of Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi (Persian, 1430-1520) and 1 other
2006.148CCCC0
Quilted cap with star-patterned silk
Iran or Iraq, Buyid or Seljuq period
1950.525CCCC0
Demon in chains
style of Muhammad Siya Qalam (Iranian)
1982.63CCCC0
A Child’s Coat with Ducks in Pearl Medallions and a Child's Pants
Iran or Central Asia, Sogdiana, 8th century
1996.2CCCC0
Three-Part Pitcher
Luristan, Iran, c. 800-700 BC
1942.1081CCCC0
Folio from a Koran
Seljuk Iran
1933.488CCCC0
Page from a Koran (recto)
Seljuk Iran
1933.488.aCCCC0
Page from a Koran (verso)
Seljuk Iran
1933.488.bCCCC0
Mirror Case with Lid
Iran, Qajar period
1932.13CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, probably Sultanabad
1915.591CCCC0
Youth Seated by a Willow; Single Page Illustration
style of Muhammad Yusuf (Iranian)
1947.499CCCC0
Fragment with Double-Headed "Simurgh"-Eagles
Iran or Iraq, 10th-11th century
1953.434CCCC0
Cloth of Gold with Rabbit Wheels
Iran, Eastern, 2nd quarter to mid-13th century
1993.140CCCC0
Lion Plaque
Iran, Scythian, 1st half 1st millennium BC
1981.67CCCC0
Bath Pail (satl)
Iran, Isfahan, Safavid period, late 16th-early 17th century
1969.291CCCC0
Ibex Bracelet Terminal
Iran, Achaemenian, 5th Century BC
1985.181CCCC0
Dish
Caucasus or northern Iran
1915.595CCCC0
Decorated Cylinder
Iran, Mannaean, Ziwiye, 10th-9th century BC
1985.182CCCC0
Bahram Gur Visits the Princess of India in the Black Pavilion (recto):...
Iran, possibly Tabriz or Shiraz, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1944.486.aCCCC0
Panel with Hunters and Camel
Iran, 20th century
1988.99©
Silk fragment
Iran, Seljuk period, 1100s
1982.20CCCC0
Yusuf and Zulaykha (Recto); Text Page, Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Shiraz or Mashhad, Safavid period
1947.501CCCC0
Fragment with gold leaf lions
Iran or Iraq, Seljuk period
1950.558CCCC0
Princess with Wine Bottle and Cup (recto); Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Qazvin or Isfahan, Safavid period (1501-1722) (recto); Iran, possibly Timurid period (1370-1501)
1947.496CCCC0
Princess with Wine Bottle and Cup (recto)
Iran, Qazvin or Isfahan, Safavid period
1947.496.aCCCC0
Ogives with Winged Quadrupeds and Peacocks
Iran ?, 16th-20th century
1966.134CCCC0
Fragment with headless eagle
Iran, Iraq, or Syria
1982.267CCCC0
Wall Tile with Lotus Blossom
Iran, probably Sultanabad, Ilkhanid period
1915.645CCCC0
Velvet Fragment in Two Pieces
Iran or Iraq, 14th century
1918.30.aCCCC0
Drachma
Sasanian, Iran, reign of Hormizd II, 4th century
1966.738CCCC0
Drachma:  Bust of Hormizd II (obverse)
Sasanian, Iran, reign of Hormizd II, 4th century
1966.738.aCCCC0
Drachma: Bust of Hormizd II (reverse)
Sasanian, Iran, reign of Hormizd II, 4th century
1966.738.bCCCC0
Octagonal Mirror Case with Lid
Iran, probably Isfahan, Qajar period
1918.785CCCC0
Aulad Tied to a Plane Tree, from a Shahnama by Firdausi
Sadiqi Bek (Iranian, 1533-1609)
1988.101CCCC0
Fragment with Landscape, Hunters and Ibexes
Iran, Abbasid period, 9th century
1982.21CCCC0
Silk Fragment
Iran or Iraq, mid or 2nd half of 14th century
1943.51CCCC0
Fragment
Iran, 16th-17th century
1918.313CCCC0
Fragment
Iran, early 17th century
1924.744.bCCCC0
Fragment
Iran, early 17th century
1924.744.cCCCC0
Fragment
Iran or Iraq, 11th-12th century
1939.47CCCC0
Median Lion Strangler
Iran, Achamenid period, first half 5th Century BC
1960.175CCCC0
Fragment with Equestrian Falconer King
Iran or Iraq, Abbasid period, 9th century
1971.23CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Seljuk Period, late 12th - early 13th Century
1939.214CCCC0
Fragment
Iran, Safavid period, 17th century
1984.228CCCC0
Jacket for a Child
Iran, 18th century
1915.658CCCC0
Orans Figure
Iran, Medieval Period
1984.223©
Bowl
Iran, probably Kashan, 12th-13th century
1944.478CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Nishapur, Samanid Period, 10th Century
1956.225CCCC0
Front of a Tunic
Iran or Iraq ?, 20th century
1982.23.a©
Fragment
Iran, 17th century
1926.21CCCC0
Pair of Buttons
Iran, 10th-11th century
1948.21CCCC0
Brocade
Iran, 18th century
1924.1043CCCC0
Fragment
Iran, Abbasid period, 9th century
1981.22CCCC0
Bowl
Iraq or Iran, 9th-10th Century
1915.303CCCC0
Fragment with Octagons and Four-Pointed Stars
Iran ?, 16th-20th century
1982.281CCCC0
Rustam Lassoing his Horse, Rakhsh, in a Landscape (recto); Calligraphy,...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, late 15th century
1971.305CCCC0
Arrow Point
Iran, Ecbatana
1942.561CCCC0
Roundels with King Spearing Lion
Iran or Iraq, Abbasid period, 9th century
1971.25CCCC0
Fragment
Iran, early 17th century
1925.993CCCC0
Sash
Iran, 18th century
1916.1295CCCC0
Fragment
Iran, 18th century
1918.185CCCC0
Fragment
Iran, 18th century
1918.186CCCC0
Votive Pin
Iran, Luristan
1950.580CCCC0
Stag Bridle Ornament
Iran or Afghanistan, Sarmatian, 5th-3rd Century BC
1985.2CCCC0
Fragment
Iran, Kashan, 18th century
1918.196CCCC0
Fragment
Iran, 17th century
1946.415CCCC0
Jacket
Iran, 18th century
1915.659CCCC0
Fragment
Iran, 19th c.
1918.195CCCC0
Fire Altar Intaglio
Sasanian, Iran, reign of Hormizd II, early 5th Century
1954.593CCCC0
Enthroned King Flanked by Griffins
Iran or Iraq, Abbasid period, 9th century
1971.24CCCC0
Fragment
Iran or Iraq, Buyid period, 10th century
1952.83CCCC0
Taqueté fragments with winged lions in roundels
Iran, Buyid or Seljuk period
1975.45CCCC0
Figurine
Iran, Amlash, 9th Century BC
1963.625CCCC0
Fragment with Griffins in Roundels
Iran or Iraq, Seljuk period, 12th century
1982.19CCCC0
Arrow Point
Iran, Ecbatana
1942.556CCCC0
Arrow Point
Iran, Ecbatana
1942.560CCCC0
Jug
Iran or Iraq, Baghdad, Buyid Period, reign of Samsam al-Dawla
1966.22CCCC0
Fragments from a Garment
Iran or Iraq, 20th century
1986.176©
Fragment with Equestrian Falconer King
Iran or Iraq, Abbasid period, 9th century
1982.18CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Silk fragment with roundels of ducks
Iran
1951.88Samite: silkOverall: 8.3 x 11.4 cm (3 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)Gift of The Textile Arts ClubCCCC0
Prayer Niche (Mihrab)
Iran, Isfahan
1962.23Ceramic mosaicMihrab: 290.7 x 245.3 cm (114 7/16 x 96 9/16 in.); Frieze: 69.2 x 1563.5 cm (27 1/4 x 615 9/16 in.)Gift of Katharine Holden ThayerCCCC0
Hanging fragment with boar head
Iran
1950.509Tapestry weave: wool and linenOverall: 20.7 x 25.2 cm (8 1/8 x 9 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
The Wade Cup with Animated Script
Iran, Seljuk Period, 13th Century
1944.485Brass inlaid with silverOverall: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.); Diameter: 16.1 cm (6 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bahram Gur Arrives at the House of a Merchant, text page (recto); Bahram...
Iran, Tabriz, Ilkhanid period
1943.658Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 45.8 x 34.4 cm (18 1/16 x 13 9/16 in.)Grace Rainey Rogers FundCCCC0
Bahram Gur Arrives at the House of a Merchant, text page (recto), from a...
Iran, Tabriz, Ilkhanid period
1943.658.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 45.8 x 34.4 cm (18 1/16 x 13 9/16 in.); Image: 19.5 x 29.5 cm (7 11/16 x 11 5/8 in.); Text area: 41 x 29.5 cm (16 1/8 x 11 5/8 in.)Grace Rainey Rogers FundCCCC0
Bahram Gur Slays a Dragon (verso), from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of...
Iran, Tabriz, Ilkhanid period
1943.658.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 45.8 x 34.4 cm (18 1/16 x 13 9/16 in.); Image: 19.5 x 29.5 cm (7 11/16 x 11 5/8 in.)Grace Rainey Rogers FundCCCC0
Samite with roundels of rosettes
Iran
1950.514Samite: silkOverall: 17.7 x 17.7 cm (6 15/16 x 6 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Wine bearers in landscape, from a robe
Iran, Safavid period
1924.743Lampas: silkOverall: 83.5 x 37.5 cm (32 7/8 x 14 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Silk fragment with confronted animal medallions and kufic bands
Iran
1950.84Diasper, tabby weave; silkOverall: 39.6 x 45.4 cm (15 9/16 x 17 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Royal Reception in a Landscape, left folio from the double frontispiece...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1956.10Opaque watercolor, ink, gold and silver on paperRecto Image: 26.1 x 20.7 cm (10 1/4 x 8 1/8 in.); Overall: 32.7 x 22 cm (12 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Royal Reception in a Landscape, left folio from the double frontispiece...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1956.10.aOpaque watercolor, ink, gold, and silver on paperOverall: 32.7 x 22 cm (12 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.); Image: 26.1 x 20.7 cm (10 1/4 x 8 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Preface (verso) from a double-page frontispiece of a Shahnama of...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1956.10.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 32.7 x 22 cm (12 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Royal Reception in a Landscape, right folio from a double-page...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1945.169Opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paperOverall: 32.5 x 22.1 cm (12 13/16 x 8 11/16 in.); Recto Image: 27.7 x 10.3 cm (10 7/8 x 4 1/16 in.); Verso image: 26.3 x 20.7 cm (10 3/8 x 8 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Shamsa (recto) from right folio from a double-page frontispiece of a...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid Period, 15th century
1945.169.aOpaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 27.7 x 10.3 cm (10 7/8 x 4 1/16 in.); Overall: 32.5 x 22.1 cm (12 13/16 x 8 11/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Dish:  King Hormizd II or Hormizd III Hunting Lions
Iran, Sasanian, 5th-6th Century
1962.150Silver giltOverall: 4.6 x 20.8 cm (1 13/16 x 8 3/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Brocaded velvet with falconer and attendant in animated lattice, from a...
Iran, Kashan, Safavid period
1944.239Velvet, brocaded and pile-warp substitution: silk and gilt-metal threadOverall: 79.4 x 66.7 cm (31 1/4 x 26 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Ceramic dish with deer, phoenix, and lotus blossoms
Iran, Sultanabad
1924.742Fritware with underglaze-painted designOverall: 7 x 32.6 cm (2 3/4 x 12 13/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Dish: The Goddess Anahita
Iran, Sasanian, 5th-6th Century
1962.295Silver giltOverall: 4.6 x 21.6 cm (1 13/16 x 8 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Horse Bit Cheekpiece
Luristan, Iran, c. 700 BC
1961.33Bronze, cast and incisedOverall: 14.9 x 21.3 cm (5 7/8 x 8 3/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Jug
Iran, Rayy, Seljuk period
1915.525Fritware with luster-painted designOverall: 35.3 x 19.4 cm (13 7/8 x 7 5/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Sasanian, 6th-8th century
1966.369SilverOverall: 5 x 13.4 cm (1 15/16 x 5 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Anahita Vessel
Sasanian, Iran, 4th-5th Century
1962.294Silver, cast, raised, repoussé, chased, and giltedOverall: 18.5 x 11.5 cm (7 5/16 x 4 1/2 in.)Gift of Katharine Holden ThayerCCCC0
Minai Beaker with Seated Princes
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk Period
1917.977Fritware with overglaze-painted design (minai ware)Overall: 13.3 x 12.3 cm (5 1/4 x 4 13/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Horse-Shaped Drinking Vessel
Iran, Sasanian, 3rd-4th Century
1964.41Silver, partially giltOverall: 12 x 10.8 x 32.7 cm (4 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 12 7/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Hitching Post
Iran, possibly Hamadan, 13th century
1944.481LimestoneOverall: 62.9 x 65.8 cm (24 3/4 x 25 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Lampas with scenes of wild animals
Iran, Safavid Period
1939.38Lampas, brocaded: silk and gilt-metal threadOverall: 55.4 x 28.5 cm (21 13/16 x 11 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Lampas with scenes of wild animals
Iran
1939.38.aLampas weave, brocaded; silk and goldOverall: 55.4 x 28.5 cm (21 13/16 x 11 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment
Iran, 16th century
1939.38.bLampas weave, brocaded; silk and goldOverall: 49.5 x 14 cm (19 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment
Iran, 16th century
1939.38.cLampas weave, brocaded; silk and goldOverall: 20 x 15.2 cm (7 7/8 x 6 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment
Iran, 16th century
1939.38.dLampas weave, brocaded; silk and goldOverall: 19 x 8.5 cm (7 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Carpet
Iran, Herat, 16th century
1962.263Senna knot: wool and cottonAverage: 771.7 x 307.3 cm (303 13/16 x 121 in.)Florence and Charles Abel Oriental Rug Collection by exchangeCCCC0
Tent panel of a dragon slayer
Iran, Kashan, Safavid period
1948.205Velvet, cut, voided, brocaded, and pile-warp substitution: silk and gilt-metal stripsOverall: 69.9 x 54.6 cm (27 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Inscribed Tombstone of Shaikh al-Husain ibn...
Iran, Yazd, Seljuk Period, early 12th Century
1950.9LimestoneOverall: 65 x 42.6 cm (25 9/16 x 16 3/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Bird-shaped Vessel
Iran, Seljuk Period, 12th Century
1948.458Bronze, cast, with chased and chiseled decoration; eyes inlaid with blue glassOverall: 17.5 x 9.5 cm (6 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Composite Lion and Bull
Iran, 1500-1000 BC
1969.122Bronze, castOverall: 11.4 x 9.7 x 14.8 cm (4 1/2 x 3 13/16 x 5 13/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Picnic in the Mountains; Single Page Illustration
style of Muhammadi (Iranian)
1944.491Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 28.6 x 19 cm (11 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Cloth of gold with felines and eagles
Northeast Iran
1990.2Lampas: silk and gold threadOverall: 170.5 x 109 cm (67 1/8 x 42 15/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Sasanian, 4th-6th Century
1963.478SilverOverall: 6.4 x 14 cm (2 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Feline incense burner
eastern Iran, western Afghanistan, or Turkmenistan, Khorasan
1948.308Copper alloy, cast and chasedOverall: 35.5 x 11 x 32.5 cm (14 x 4 5/16 x 12 13/16 in.); Head: 17.8 x 9.5 x 12.5 cm (7 x 3 3/4 x 4 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
No image available
Iran, Khurasan, Seljuk Period, 11th-12th century
1948.308.aCopper alloy, cast and chasedOverall: 35.5 x 11 cm (14 x 4 5/16 in.); Head: 17.8 x 9.5 x 12.5 cm (7 x 3 3/4 x 4 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
No image available
Iran, Khurasan, Seljuk Period, 11th-12th century
1948.308.bCopper alloy, cast and chasedOverall: 36 cm (14 3/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Balustrade Fragment with Animals from the residence of Hajji Hasan ibn...
Iran, Hamadan, Ilkhanid period
1938.15LimestoneOverall: 66.7 x 83.8 x 10.6 cm (26 1/4 x 33 x 4 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Lampas with dancers and musicians
Iran, Safavid period
1953.17Lampas, brocaded: silk and silver-metal threadOverall: 87.7 x 52.1 cm (34 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Lampas with phoenixes amid undulating vines
Eastern Iran, Ilkhanid period
1985.4Lampas: silk, cotton, and gold threadOverall: 43.5 x 39.5 cm (17 1/8 x 15 9/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Left side of a double-page album folio: Outside a Royal Encampment ...
style of Bihzad (Iranian, active 1470–1506)
1944.490Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperEdward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Left side of a double-page album folio: Outside a Royal Encampment
style of Bihzad (Iranian, active 1470–1506)
1944.490.aOpaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 24.4 x 14.1 cm (9 5/8 x 5 9/16 in.); Overall: 27 x 17.2 cm (10 5/8 x 6 3/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Calligraphy, Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Timurid period
1944.490.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperEdward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Rhyton:  The Buffalo-Slayer Goddess
Iran, Sasanian, 600s or Afghanistan, Gandhara, 500s
1964.96SilverOverall: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
His Lantern
Afruz Amighi (Iranian, b. 1974)
2012.15Shadow installation; plain weave: polyethylene, hand cutOverall: 254 x 177.8 cm (100 x 70 in.)The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund©
Khusrau Surprising Shirin While Bathing
Iran, Kashan, Safavid period
1944.499Silk: velvet, pile-warp substitutionAverage: 19 x 15 cm (7 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Velvet Fragment, Khusrau Sees Shirin Bathing
Iran, Kashan, Safavid period
1944.499.aSilk; velvet, cut, pile-warp substitutionOverall: 19 x 15 cm (7 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Velvet Fragment, Khusrau Sees Shirin Bathing
Iran, Kashan, Safavid period
1944.499.bSilk; velvet, cut, pile-warp substitutionOverall: 21.7 x 15.7 cm (8 9/16 x 6 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Ibex Whetstone Handle
Luristan, Iran, 1100-900 BC
1965.554Bronze, castOverall: 22.3 cm (8 3/4 in.)Gift of the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversaryCCCC0
Lion Hunting Cup
Northwestern Iran, Amlash, 12th-11th century BC
1965.25Silver, raised, chased, repousséOverall: 14 x 9.3 cm (5 1/2 x 3 11/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Ibex Eating
Sasanian, Iran, 5th-7th Century
1941.24Stucco (gypsum plaster) with traces of paintOverall: 30.8 cm (12 1/8 in.)Gift of Heeramaneck GalleriesCCCC0
Royal Carpet with Silk and Metal Thread
Iran, Isfahan, Safavid period, 17th Century
1926.533Brocaded gilt- and silver-metal thread; cotton warp, cotton and silk wefts; silk pile, asymmetrical knot, 295 per sq. in.Average: 205.7 x 142.3 cm (81 x 56 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
An Episode from the Story of the Sasanian King Khusrau and his Beloved...
Iran, probably Shiraz, Safavid period
1947.500Opaque watercolor, gold, silver, and ink on paper; double-sidedSheet: 29.6 x 16.2 cm (11 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.); Image: 21 x 13 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Persian verses (recto) from a Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) of Jami (d. 1492)
Iran, probably Shiraz, Safavid period
1947.500.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 29.6 x 16.2 cm (11 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.); Image: 21 x 13 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
An Episode from the Story of the Sasanian King Khusrau and his Beloved...
Iran, Shiraz (?), Safavid Period
1947.500.bOpaque watercolor, ink, gold, and silver on paperSheet: 29.6 x 16.2 cm (11 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.); Image: 21 x 14 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bowl with Griffin
Northwest Iran, Garrus district, Seljuk period, 12th century
1925.1182Earthenware with underglaze slip-painted decorationOverall: 6.6 x 16.7 cm (2 5/8 x 6 9/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Nushirwan Listens to the Owls (recto); the Story of Nushirwan and his...
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period
1944.487Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 32.7 x 21.8 cm (12 7/8 x 8 9/16 in.); Image: 20.3 x 12.7 cm (8 x 5 in.); Text area: 20.3 x 12.7 cm (8 x 5 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Nushirwan Listens to the Owls (recto): Illustration and Text, Persian...
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period
1944.487.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 32.7 x 21.8 cm (12 7/8 x 8 9/16 in.); Image: 20.3 x 12.7 cm (8 x 5 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
The Story of Nushirwan and his Minister, "The Third Discourse on Diverse...
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period
1944.487.bInk and gold on paperSheet: 32.7 x 21.8 cm (12 7/8 x 8 9/16 in.); Text area: 20.3 x 12.7 cm (8 x 5 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Persian Verses: The Fortieth Year of King Kisra Nushirwan's Reign and...
Iran, Tabriz, Ilkhanid period
1959.330Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 59.3 x 40.2 cm (23 3/8 x 15 13/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Persian Verses: The Fortieth Year of King Kisra Nushirwan's Reign and...
Iran, Tabriz, Ilkhanid period
1959.330.aInk and opaque watercolor on paperSheet: 59.3 x 40.2 cm (23 3/8 x 15 13/16 in.); Text area: 40.6 x 29.2 cm (16 x 11 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Portrait of Nushirwan the Just (verso) from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)...
Iran, Tabriz, Ilkhanid period
1959.330.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 59.3 x 40.2 cm (23 3/8 x 15 13/16 in.); Image: 24 x 22 cm (9 7/16 x 8 11/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Hunt Pitcher
Sasanian, Iran, 6th-7th Century
1961.200SilverOverall: 13.4 x 9 cm (5 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Roundels with hunters
Eastern Iran or Central Asia
1959.124Samite: silkOverall: 26.5 x 25.5 cm (10 7/16 x 10 1/16 in.)Gift of The Textile Art AllianceCCCC0
Leaf from a Koran
Seljuk Iran
1939.507Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 32 x 21.3 cm (12 5/8 x 8 3/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Page from a Koran, Sura al-Nisa 4, Verses 157–158
Seljuk Iran
1939.507.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 32 x 21.3 cm (12 5/8 x 8 3/8 in.); Text area: 23 x 16 cm (9 1/16 x 6 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Page from a Koran, Sura al-Nisa 4, verses 159–160
Seljuk Iran
1939.507.bInk, gold, and colors on paperOverall: 32 x 21.3 cm (12 5/8 x 8 3/8 in.); Text area: 23 x 16 cm (9 1/16 x 6 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fervor
Shirin Neshat (American, born in Iran 1957)
2016.59Gelatin silver printUnframed: 167.6 x 117.2 cm (66 x 46 1/8 in.); Framed: 176.8 x 127.2 cm (69 5/8 x 50 1/16 in.)Purchased with funds donated by William and Margaret Lipscomb in celebration of the museum’s centennial©
Bowl
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk Period
1915.585Fritware with luster-painted designOverall: 9.8 x 21.5 cm (3 7/8 x 8 7/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Beaker
Northwestern Iran, Marlik, 12th-11th century BC
1965.26Gold, low relief repoussé and incisedOverall: 14 x 9.3 cm (5 1/2 x 3 11/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Silk fragment
Egypt or Iran, Ayyubid period, 1100s
1937.23Lampas: silkDudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Camel and Groom; Single Page Illustration
style of Shaykh Muhammad (Iranian)
1944.489Ink, gold, and opaque watercolor on paperImage: 21.4 x 28.4 cm (8 7/16 x 11 3/16 in.); Overall: 28.6 x 40.8 cm (11 1/4 x 16 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Twelve-sided Ewer with Sphinxes and Humanheaded Inscriptions
Iran, Khurasan, Ilkhanid period, 14th century
1945.27Hammered sheet of brass inlaid with silverOverall: 44.8 cm (17 5/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
The Story of Hushang (recto),  Illustration and text (Persian Prose)...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1931.452Ink and opaque watercolor on paperDudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
The Story of Hushang, from a Majma al-tavarikh (A Compendium of...
Afghanistan, Herat, Timurid Iran
1931.452.aOpaque watercolor and ink on paperImage: 11 x 25.7 cm (4 5/16 x 10 1/8 in.); Overall: 42 x 32 cm (16 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.); Text area: 22.6 x 22.8 cm (8 7/8 x 9 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Text Page, Persian Prose, (verso), from Majmac al-Tavarikh (A Compendium...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1931.452.bInk and opaque watercolor on paperOverall: 42 x 32 cm (16 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.); Text area: 33.6 x 22.8 cm (13 1/4 x 9 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Luster Wall Tile with a Couple
Iran, Kashan, Ilkhanid period, 13th century
1915.524Fritware with luster-painted designOverall: 19.5 x 16 cm (7 11/16 x 6 5/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust by exchangeCCCC0
Votive Pin with Decorated Disc
Iran, Luristan, 9th-7th Century BC
1963.257Silver, repoussé and incisedOverall: 35.1 x 15.9 x 1.7 cm (13 13/16 x 6 1/4 x 11/16 in.)James Parmelee FundCCCC0
Velvet panel with four youths smelling flowers
Iran, Isfahan or Yazd, Safavid period
1932.42Velvet, brocaded and pile-warp substitution: silk, gilt- and silver-metal threadOverall: 157.5 x 73.7 cm (62 x 29 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Rustam's seventh course: He kills the White Div, folio 124 from a Shah...
attributed to Mir Musavvir (Iranian, c. 1510-1555)
1988.96Opaque watercolor, ink, gold, and silver on paperSheet: 47.5 x 32.2 cm (18 11/16 x 12 11/16 in.); Image: 28.4 x 18.5 cm (11 3/16 x 7 5/16 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Rustam's seventh course: He kills the White Div, folio 124 from a Shah...
attributed to Abd al-Vahhab (Persian, active about 1516) and 1 other
1988.96.aOpaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paperSheet: 47.5 x 32.2 cm (18 11/16 x 12 11/16 in.); Image: 28.4 x 18.5 cm (11 3/16 x 7 5/16 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Page from a Shah-nama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi (Persian, about 934-1020)
attributed to Mir Musavvir (Iranian, c. 1510-1555)
1988.96.bOpaque watercolor, ink, gold, and silver on paperSheet: 47.5 x 32.2 cm (18 11/16 x 12 11/16 in.); Text area: 28.4 x 18.5 cm (11 3/16 x 7 5/16 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Ibex-Head Ornament
Iran, Achaemenian, 6th-5th Century BC
1961.199BronzeOverall: 16.9 x 6.5 x 11.7 cm (6 5/8 x 2 9/16 x 4 5/8 in.)Gift of Katharine Holden ThayerCCCC0
Silk fragment with falconer riding a bull
Iran, Rayy, Seljuk period
1968.246Double cloth: silkOverall: 28 x 25.4 cm (11 x 10 in.)Gift of Ayyub RabenouCCCC0
"Bear-Woman" Vessel
Marlik, northwest Iran, c. 1200-1000 BC
1967.35Ceramic, earthenware, burnishedOverall: 24.1 x 14.7 x 16.5 cm (9 1/2 x 5 13/16 x 6 1/2 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Fibula
Persia
1970.97BronzeOverall: 5 x 10.7 x 1.4 cm (1 15/16 x 4 3/16 x 9/16 in.)Bequest of Eugene Robison MilesCCCC0
Brocaded silk fragment with running animal roundels and kufic inscriptions
Iran
1953.331Lampas weave, brocaded; silkOverall: 35.3 x 25 cm (13 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Samite fragment with hunters
Eastern Iran or Central Asia
1974.98Compound twill, silkOverall: 22 x 41.8 cm (8 11/16 x 16 7/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Feline-Handled Incense Burner
Parthian, Iran, possibly Burudjird, c. AD 100
1961.32Bronze, castOverall: 11.6 x 30 cm (4 9/16 x 11 13/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Lampas with confronting peacocks
probably Iran
1968.73Lampas weave, silkOverall: 59 x 57.4 cm (23 1/4 x 22 5/8 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul MallonCCCC0
Panel with Falconers
Iran, Modern
1988.98Lampas weave, silkOverall: 136.7 x 79 cm (53 13/16 x 31 1/8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Lampas with scrolling vines and grape leaves
probably Iran
1926.509Lampas: silk and gold threadOverall: 21 x 22.9 cm (8 1/4 x 9 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment with peacocks in ogival pattern
Iran or Iraq
1939.506Plain weave with supplementary weft: silkAverage: 23.5 x 22.9 cm (9 1/4 x 9 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Textile with field of poppies on a golden ground
Iran, Safavid Period
1926.22Twill weave with supplementary weft, stamped: silk and gilt-metal threadOverall: 82 x 66.7 cm (32 5/16 x 26 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Stepped Pitcher
Sasanian, Iran, 5th-7th Century
1966.21SilverOverall: 35.6 cm (14 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Axel Shaft Cup
Luristan, Iran, 800-700 BC
1930.729Bronze, castDiameter: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.); Overall: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)The Charles W. Harkness Endowment FundCCCC0
Animals, Precious Stones, Coins, and Musical Instruments (recto);...
Iran, Shiraz, Ilkhanid period
1945.385Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 19.7 x 13.5 cm (7 3/4 x 5 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Animals, Precious Stones, Coins, and Musical Instruments (recto) from a...
Iran, Shiraz, Ilkhanid period
1945.385.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 19.7 x 13.5 cm (7 3/4 x 5 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Animals, Birds, and Plants (verso) from a Mu'nis al-Ahrar fi Daqa'iq al...
Iran, Shiraz, Ilkhanid period
1945.385.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 19.7 x 13.5 cm (7 3/4 x 5 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
King Luhrasp Ascends the Throne: a Processon Arrives at Court (recto);...
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid period
1962.24Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperSheet: 47 x 29.7 cm (18 1/2 x 11 11/16 in.); Image: 43.9 x 26.6 cm (17 5/16 x 10 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
King Luhrasp Ascends the Throne: a Processon Arrives at Court, recto of...
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid period
1962.24.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 47 x 29.7 cm (18 1/2 x 11 11/16 in.); Image: 43.9 x 26.6 cm (17 5/16 x 10 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Four Human Figures around a Horse and Cheetah
Iran, Nishapur, Samanid Period, 10th Century
1959.249Earthenware with underglaze slip-painted decorationOverall: 8 x 35.6 cm (3 1/8 x 14 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Text Page, Persian Prose (recto); The Story of Adam peace upon him, his...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1945.384Ink and opaque watercolor on paperOverall: 42 x 32 cm (16 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.); Text area: 34.5 x 22.7 cm (13 9/16 x 8 15/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Text Page, Persian Prose (recto) from a Manuscript of the Majma' al...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1945.384.aInk and opaque watercolor on paperOverall: 42 x 32 cm (16 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.); Text area: 34.5 x 22.7 cm (13 9/16 x 8 15/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
The Story of Adam, peace upon him, his Sons and Progeny, from a Jami al...
Timurid Iran
1945.384.bOpaque watercolor and ink on paperImage: 14.7 x 22.7 cm (5 13/16 x 8 15/16 in.); Overall: 42 x 32 cm (16 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.); Text area: 34.5 x 22.7 cm (13 9/16 x 8 15/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Luster Dish with Seated Prince
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk period, late 12th century
1951.289Fritware with luster-painted designOverall: 7.5 x 39 cm (2 15/16 x 15 3/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Seated Figure holding a Vase or Flask
Iran
1984.222Lead reliefOverall: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)Gift of Milton Girod©
Viol
Iran
1918.353Overall: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Samite roundels with hunters
Eastern Iran or Central Asia
1982.284Samite: silkOverall: 26 x 29 cm (10 1/4 x 11 7/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Rustam meets the challenge of Ashkabus, from a Shah-nama (Book of Kings)...
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid Period, 16th century
1960.199Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 25.4 x 15.7 cm (10 x 6 3/16 in.); Overall: 31 x 20.1 cm (12 3/16 x 7 15/16 in.); Text area: 21 x 13.5 cm (8 1/4 x 5 5/16 in.)Gift of John C. HeegeCCCC0
Page from a Shah-nama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi (Persian, about 934–1020)
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid Period, 16th century
1960.199.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 25.4 x 15.7 cm (10 x 6 3/16 in.); Overall: 31 x 20.1 cm (12 3/16 x 7 15/16 in.); Text area: 21 x 13.5 cm (8 1/4 x 5 5/16 in.)Gift of John C. HeegeCCCC0
Rustam meets the challenge of Ashkabus, from a Shah-nama (Book of Kings)...
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid Period, 16th century
1960.199.bOpaque watercolor and gold on paperOverall: 31 x 20.1 cm (12 3/16 x 7 15/16 in.); Text area: 25.4 x 15.7 cm (10 x 6 3/16 in.)Gift of John C. HeegeCCCC0
Nushirwan Sends Mihran Sitad to Fetch the Daughter of the King of China ...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1962.25Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 14.7 x 15 cm (5 13/16 x 5 7/8 in.); Overall: 32.5 x 23.2 cm (12 13/16 x 9 1/8 in.); Text area: 23 x 15.5 cm (9 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Nushirwan Sends Mihran Sitad to Fetch the Daughter of the King of China...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1962.25.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 14.7 x 15 cm (5 13/16 x 5 7/8 in.); Overall: 32.5 x 23.2 cm (12 13/16 x 9 1/8 in.); Text area: 23 x 15.5 cm (9 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Silk Textile with Goatherds in a Landscape
Iran, Isfahan
1978.76Silk: lampas weave; lining: twill tapestry, double lockedAverage: 102.2 x 37.5 cm (40 1/4 x 14 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Silk Textile
Iran, Isfahan
1978.76.aSilk: lampas weaveOverall: 101.6 x 38.7 cm (40 x 15 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Caftan
probably Iran
1985.59Lampas weave, silkWidth across shoulders: 176.5 cm (69 1/2 in.); neck edge to hem: 127.5 cm (50 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Persian Couplets (recto); Sleeping Youth (verso)
style of Riza-yi Abbasi (Iranian)
1944.494Ink, gold and opaque watercolor on paperImage: 21 x 12.4 cm (8 1/4 x 4 7/8 in.); Overall: 31.6 x 20.4 cm (12 7/16 x 8 1/16 in.); Text area: 21 x 12.4 cm (8 1/4 x 4 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Persian Couplets (recto), Calligraphy, Persian Verses; Single Page...
Iran. Isfahan, Safavid Period, late 16th-early 17th Century
1944.494.aInk, gold and opaque watercolor on paperOverall: 31.6 x 20.4 cm (12 7/16 x 8 1/16 in.); Text area: 21 x 12.4 cm (8 1/4 x 4 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Sleeping Youth (verso), Illustration from a Single Page Manuscript
style of Riza-yi Abbasi (Iranian)
1944.494.bOpaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 21 x 12.4 cm (8 1/4 x 4 7/8 in.); Overall: 31.6 x 20.4 cm (12 7/16 x 8 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment of a Wall Decoration from the Palace of Xerxes: "Guardsman" in...
Achaemenid, Iran, Persepolis, 5th Century BC
1943.279Gray limestoneOverall: 53 x 43.6 cm (20 7/8 x 17 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Ibex Standard Finial
Luristan, Iran, c. 700-600 BC
1992.246BronzeOverall: 13.5 x 9.7 x 1.9 cm (5 5/16 x 3 13/16 x 3/4 in.)Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Clara Taplin RankinCCCC0
Lampas with hares in ogival pattern
probably Iran
1939.44Lampas: silk and gold threadOverall: 20.3 x 32.5 cm (8 x 12 13/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Hero and Animal Combat Beaker
Iran, Luristan, 9th-7th Century BC
1963.95Silver, repoussé, engravedDiameter: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.); Overall: 10.1 cm (4 in.)Gift of K. RabenouCCCC0
Button-Based Situlas
Iran, Luristan, 9th-7th Century BC
1960.35Bronze, repoussé, punched, incisedDiameter: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.); Overall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund, and James Parmelee FundCCCC0
Button-Based Situla
Iran, Luristan, 9th-7th Century BC
1960.35.1Bronze, repoussé, punched, incisedDiameter: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.); Overall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund, and James Parmelee FundCCCC0
Button-Based Situla
Iran, Luristan, 9th-7th Century BC
1960.35.2Bronze, repoussé, punched, incisedDiameter: 6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.); Overall: 13.1 cm (5 3/16 in.)Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund, and James Parmelee FundCCCC0
Jug with Running Animals
Iran, probably Kashan, Seljuk Period, 12th-13th Century
1947.495Fritware with design in carved and underglaze-painted slip ("silhouette" ware)Overall: 13 x 14 cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.); Diameter of rim: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Qualities of Ringdoves (recto); On the Benefits of Quails (verso), from...
Iran, Maragah, Ilkhanid period
1945.382Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 10.2 x 9 cm (4 x 3 9/16 in.); Overall: 24.7 x 18.2 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/16 in.); Text area: 22.2 x 16.5 cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Folio from a Persian Manafi‘ al-Hayawan (The Benefits of Animals) of Abu...
Iran, Maragah, Ilkhanid period
1945.382.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 10.2 x 9 cm (4 x 3 9/16 in.); Overall: 24.7 x 18.2 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/16 in.); Text area: 22.2 x 16.5 cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Folio from a Persian Manafi‘ al-Hayawan (The Benefits of Animals) of Abu...
Iran, Maragah, Ilkhanid period
1945.382.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 10.7 x 6 cm (4 3/16 x 2 3/8 in.); Overall: 24.7 x 18.2 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/16 in.); Text area: 22.5 x 16.5 cm (8 7/8 x 6 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Ram-Head Drinking Vessel
Iran, Median, late 7th Century BC
1963.479SilverOverall: 30.3 x 19.8 x 18.7 cm (11 15/16 x 7 13/16 x 7 3/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Tomb Cover
Iraq or Iran, Buyid period
1954.780Compound tabby; silkOverall: 210.2 x 102.5 cm (82 3/4 x 40 3/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Inscription Plaque, Possibly from a Door
Iran, Safavid Period, 17th Century
1994.1Forged steel, cut to shape and piercedOverall: 27 x 35 cm (10 5/8 x 13 3/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Bowl with Flying Birds
Iran, probably Kashan, Sultanabad ware, Ilkhanid period
1915.589Fritware with underglaze-painted designOverall: 11.2 x 22 cm (4 7/16 x 8 11/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Footed Bowl
Iran, probably Kashan, Seljuq period, late 12-early 13th century
1915.581Fritware, pierced and underglaze paintingOverall: 9.8 x 18.2 cm (3 7/8 x 7 3/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Winged Ibex Horse Bit
Luristan, Iran, 800-600 BC
1980.102Bronze, cast and incisedOverall: 23.6 cm (9 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment with star pattern and griffins
Iraq or Iran, Buyid period
1941.292Plain weave variation with supplementary weft: silkOverall: 40.3 x 30.5 cm (15 7/8 x 12 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Prayer Rug
Iran, Rasht, 19th century
1916.1297Wool, inlaid work and silk embroidery, chain stitchOverall: 194.9 x 132.7 cm (76 3/4 x 52 1/4 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Chintz door curtain
Iran, Isfahan, Qajar period
2014.20Plain weave: cotton; chintz, hand drawing and block printing: bleach, mordant, and dyeOverall: 213.7 x 135.9 cm (84 1/8 x 53 1/2 in.)Sundry Purchase FundCCCC0
Royal Tent Made for Muhammad Shah (ruled 1834-48)
Iran, Rasht, Qajar period
2014.388Interior: wool: plain weave, inlaid work; silk: embroidery, chain stitch; tape, leather Exterior: cotton, wool: plain weave; rope, iron ringOverall: 360 x 400 cm (141 3/4 x 157 1/2 in.); Panel: 165 cm (64 15/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Royal Round Tent made for Muhammad Shah (Roof)
Iran, Rasht, Qajar period
2014.388.1Resht work; wool with silk embroidery (chain stitch), linen, ropeOverall: 360 x 400 cm (141 3/4 x 157 1/2 in.); Panel: 165 cm (64 15/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Royal Round Tent made for Muhammad Shah (wall panel with three panels A)
Iran, Rasht, Qajar period
2014.388.2Resht work; wool with silk embroidery (chain stitch), ropeOverall: 360 x 400 cm (141 3/4 x 157 1/2 in.); Panel: 165 cm (64 15/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Royal Round Tent made for Muhammad Shah (wall panel with one panel B)
Iran, Rasht, Qajar period
2014.388.3Resht work; wool with silk embroidery (chain stitch)Overall: 166.1 x 119.4 cm (65 3/8 x 47 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Royal Round Tent made for Muhammad Shah (wall panel with three panels C)
Iran, Rasht, Qajar period
2014.388.4Rescht work; wool with silk embroidery (chain stitch), ropeOverall: 167.6 x 286.4 cm (66 x 112 3/4 in.); Panel: 165 cm (64 15/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Floral striped silk on a golden ground
Iran, Safavid Period
2003.96Samite: silk, gilt- and silver-metal threadOverall: 50.1 x 27.5 cm (19 3/4 x 10 13/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Luster Dish with Polo Player
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk period, late 12th-early 13th Century
1944.74Fritware with luster-painted designOverall: 7.2 x 35.5 cm (2 13/16 x 14 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Hanging with foliate roundel and rider
Iran or Iraq
1951.90Tapestry weave: woolOverall: 22.3 x 17.2 cm (8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.)Gift of The Textile Arts ClubCCCC0
Bull Head Attachment
Urartian, northwest Iran, possibly Gusçi, Lake Urmia, c. 700-600 BC
1942.204BronzeOverall: 16.6 cm (6 9/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Garden Scene with a Master Instructing a Student in a Pavilion
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period
1939.508Opaque watercolor and ink on paperImage: 19.8 x 13.3 cm (7 13/16 x 5 1/4 in.); Overall: 21.2 x 13.3 cm (8 3/8 x 5 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio
Iran, Herat, Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746Ink, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 28 x 17.4 cm (11 x 6 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (Recto); Illuminated Page
Iran, Herat (presently in Afghanistan), Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746.1.aInk, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 49 x 36.3 cm (19 5/16 x 14 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (Verso); Right folio of Double-Page Illuminated...
Iran, Herat, Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746.1.bInk, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 28 x 17.4 cm (11 x 6 7/8 in.); Text area: 8.4 x 6.4 cm (3 5/16 x 2 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (Recto); Left Folio of Double-Page Illuminated...
Iran, Herat, Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746.2.aInk, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 28 x 17.4 cm (11 x 6 7/8 in.); Text area: 8.4 x 6.4 cm (3 5/16 x 2 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Qur'an Manuscript Folio (verso); Text Page
Iran, Herat, Safavid Period, 16th century
1924.746.2.bInk, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 28 x 17.4 cm (11 x 6 7/8 in.); Text area: 19.6 x 10.6 cm (7 11/16 x 4 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment from a funeral garment or pall
probably Iran
1968.227Lampas weave, silkOverall: 21 x 23.5 cm (8 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Wall cover with flora, peacocks, and portrait medallions
Iran, Qajar period
1916.1483Taffeta, hand-painted, block-printed: silk and pigmentsOverall: 82.6 x 194.3 cm (32 1/2 x 76 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Portion of a Carpet
Iran, Northwestern, 17th century
1953.128Knotted pile: jufti knot; wool and cottonAverage: 89 x 185.5 cm (35 1/16 x 73 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment with lions and griffins in combat
probably Iran
1968.221Lampas weave, silkOverall: 71.1 x 50.8 cm (28 x 20 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Lampas fragment with blossoms in ogival lattice
Iran, Safavid Period
1915.666Lampas: silk and silver-metal threadOverall: 114.3 x 68.6 cm (45 x 27 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Black and White Bird Perched on a Shrub
Shafi' Abbasi (Iranian)
1971.84Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 16.1 x 25 cm (6 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.); Image: 7.7 x 13.4 cm (3 1/16 x 5 1/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Spouted Zebu Vessel
Marlik, Iran, c. 1000 BC
1992.245Earthenware, burnishedOverall: 25.7 x 14.4 x 32.1 cm (10 1/8 x 5 11/16 x 12 5/8 in.)Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Clara Taplin RankinCCCC0
Plate
Seljuk Iran, Rayy, or Syria, Raqqa
1915.590Fritware with luster-painted designDiameter: 32.4 cm (12 3/4 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Sketch of a Young Man and Persian Calligraphy
Iran, Isfahan, Safavid period
1925.132Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 34.6 x 22.5 cm (13 5/8 x 8 7/8 in.); Image: 21.2 x 12.5 cm (8 3/8 x 4 15/16 in.)The Charles W. Harkness Endowment FundCCCC0
Youth Holding a Pomegranate; Illustration from a Single Page Manuscript
style of Riza-yi Abbasi (Iranian)
1947.497Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 15.3 x 8 cm (6 x 3 1/8 in.); Overall: 27.7 x 16.4 cm (10 7/8 x 6 7/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Shah Tahmasp I (1514-1576) Seated in a Landscape
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period
1917.1078Opaque watercolor and gold on paperSheet: 30 x 21.1 cm (11 13/16 x 8 5/16 in.); Image: 14.3 x 8.9 cm (5 5/8 x 3 1/2 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Lion's Head
Iran, Achamenid period
1962.26MarbleOverall: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Woman's trouser fabric
Iran
1916.1307Embroidery, outline stitch: silk on cottonOverall: 65.1 x 50.5 cm (25 5/8 x 19 7/8 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Textile
Iran, Buyid period, 11th century
1962.264Lampas weave, silkOverall: 171 x 65 cm (67 5/16 x 25 9/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment of Tomb Cover
Iran or Iraq, 10th century
1955.52Double-face compound twill; silkOverall: 78.1 x 66 cm (30 3/4 x 26 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Velvet with gold discs
Iran, probably Tabriz, Ilkhanid period
1918.225Silk, gilt-metal thread; brocaded velvetOverall: 30.5 x 20.4 cm (12 x 8 1/16 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Bowl with Two Birds
Iran, Nishapur or Central Asia, Samarkand, Samanid Period, 10th century
1969.300Earthenware with underglaze slip-painted decorationOverall: 7.6 x 25 cm (3 x 9 13/16 in.)Gift of George P. BickfordCCCC0
Lampas with phoenixes and palmettes
Iran, Ilkhanid period
1945.14Lampas: silk and silver threadOverall: 28.6 x 25.4 cm (11 1/4 x 10 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bahram Visits the White Domed Pavilion; from a Haft Paykar (Seven...
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid period, 16th century
2006.146Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperGift of William Kelly Simpson in memory of his wife Marilyn M. Simpson and her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.CCCC0
Bahram Visits the White Domed Pavilion (recto); part of Khamsa of Nizami...
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid period, 16th century
2006.146.aOpaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperImage: 26.8 x 17.5 cm (10 9/16 x 6 7/8 in.); Overall: 30.7 x 19.7 cm (12 1/16 x 7 3/4 in.)Gift of William Kelly Simpson in memory of his wife Marilyn M. Simpson and her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.CCCC0
Sasanian King Hunting Lions
Iran, Sasanian, 4th century
1963.258AlabasterDiameter: 3.5 x 49.2 cm (1 3/8 x 19 3/8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Illuminated Folio from a Gulistan (Rose Garden) of Sa'di (c. 1213-1291)
style of Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi (Persian, 1430-1520) and 1 other
2006.148Opaque watercolor, ink, gold, and silver on paperGift of William Kelly Simpson in memory of his wife Marilyn M. Simpson and her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.CCCC0
Quilted cap with star-patterned silk
Iran or Iraq, Buyid or Seljuq period
1950.525Lampas: silkOverall: 22 x 20 x 20 cm (8 11/16 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Demon in chains
style of Muhammad Siya Qalam (Iranian)
1982.63Opaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 25.7 x 34.4 cm (10 1/8 x 13 9/16 in.); Overall: 27 x 35.2 cm (10 5/8 x 13 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Velvet fragment from a palace curtain
Iran
1915.668Taquete silkOverall: 190.1 x 122.6 cm (74 13/16 x 48 1/4 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Sleeve with birds in blossoming bushes
Iran
1940.486Taqueté: silk and gilt-metal threadOverall: 19.7 x 52.1 cm (7 3/4 x 20 1/2 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Sash with floral field and end panels on a gold ground
Iran
1916.1309Taqueté with discontinuous wefts: silk, gilt- and silver-metal threadOverall: 449.5 x 59.7 cm (176 15/16 x 23 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
A Child’s Coat with Ducks in Pearl Medallions and a Child's Pants
Iran or Central Asia, Sogdiana, 8th century
1996.2Silk; weft-faced compound twill, samitOverall: 48 x 82.5 cm (18 7/8 x 32 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Three-Part Pitcher
Luristan, Iran, c. 800-700 BC
1942.1081Earthenware, unglazed slipOverall: 18.1 x 17 x 21.5 cm (7 1/8 x 6 11/16 x 8 7/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Folio from a Koran
Seljuk Iran
1933.488Ink, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 30.6 x 20 cm (12 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Page from a Koran (recto)
Seljuk Iran
1933.488.aInk, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 30.6 x 20 cm (12 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.); Text area: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Page from a Koran (verso)
Seljuk Iran
1933.488.bInk, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 30.6 x 20 cm (12 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.); Text area: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Siyavush on His Horse Hitting a Rolling Target (recto) and Persian...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1942.871Opaque watercolor, silver, gold, and ink on paperGift of Heeramaneck GalleriesCCCC0
Siyavush on His Horse Hitting a Rolling Target, from a Shahnama (Book of...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1942.871.aOpaque watercolor, silver, gold, and ink on paperImage: 8.6 x 16.1 cm (3 3/8 x 6 5/16 in.); Overall: 32.4 x 21.6 cm (12 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.); Text area: 22.6 x 16.1 cm (8 7/8 x 6 5/16 in.)Gift of Heeramaneck GalleriesCCCC0
Mirror Case with Lid
Iran, Qajar period
1932.13Varnished lacquer and opaque watercolor over papier-mâchéOverall: 24.4 x 16 cm (9 5/8 x 6 5/16 in.)Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Jacob PerkinsCCCC0
Bowl
Iran, probably Sultanabad
1915.591Fritware with underglaze-painted designDiameter: 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.); Overall: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Youth Seated by a Willow; Single Page Illustration
style of Muhammad Yusuf (Iranian)
1947.499Ink, gold, and colors on paperSheet: 33.5 x 21.9 cm (13 3/16 x 8 5/8 in.); Image: 15 x 9.6 cm (5 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment with Double-Headed "Simurgh"-Eagles
Iran or Iraq, 10th-11th century
1953.434Lampas weave, silkOverall: 47.6 x 49.5 cm (18 3/4 x 19 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Lampas fragment with seated prince holding falcons in kufic medallions
probably Iran
1966.23Lampas weave, silkOverall: 63.5 x 47.6 cm (25 x 18 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Cloth of Gold with Rabbit Wheels
Iran, Eastern, 2nd quarter to mid-13th century
1993.140Lampas, silk and gold threadOverall: 65.5 x 23.2 cm (25 13/16 x 9 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Lion Plaque
Iran, Scythian, 1st half 1st millennium BC
1981.67Bronze, repousséOverall: 13.5 x 18 x 1 cm (5 5/16 x 7 1/16 x 3/8 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Max RatnerCCCC0
Bath Pail (satl)
Iran, Isfahan, Safavid period, late 16th-early 17th century
1969.291Cast brass, turned, engraved, inlaid with black compound (niello)Overall: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.); Diameter of base: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.); Diameter of rim: 16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.)Gift of Rosenberg & Stiebel, Inc.CCCC0
Ibex Bracelet Terminal
Iran, Achaemenian, 5th Century BC
1985.181Gold, solid castOverall: 1.9 x 0.9 x 1.4 cm (3/4 x 3/8 x 9/16 in.)Gift of Keith P. SmithCCCC0
Section of Silk Fabric with Falconers Amid Rose Bushes
Iran, Safavid period
1949.467Silk and silver-metal thread: twill weave with complementary and discontinuous weftOverall: 47.7 x 47.7 cm (18 3/4 x 18 3/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Dish
Caucasus or northern Iran
1915.595Fritware with underglaze-painted design in black slip ("Kubachi" ware)Diameter: 34.2 cm (13 7/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Decorated Cylinder
Iran, Mannaean, Ziwiye, 10th-9th century BC
1985.182Bronze, repoussé and incisedOverall: 7.1 x 6.4 x 5.7 cm (2 13/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/4 in.)Gift of Barbara Dennis Petrequin in memory of Robert Edouard PetrequinCCCC0
Fragment of Silk Taffeta with “Rose and Nightingale” Motif
Iran, Safavid period
1943.91Silk and metallic thread: taffeta, brocadedOverall: 37.8 x 40 cm (14 7/8 x 15 3/4 in.)Gift of Mrs. Fred R. WhiteCCCC0
Bahram Gur Visits the Princess of India in the Black Pavilion (recto):...
Iran, possibly Tabriz or Shiraz, Timurid Period, early 15th century
1944.486.aOpaque watercolor and ink on paperImage: 18.7 x 12.3 cm (7 3/8 x 4 13/16 in.); Overall: 23.2 x 15.5 cm (9 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bahram Gur and Azada, from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi (940...
Iran, Tabriz or Qazvin, Safavid period
1915.597Opaque watercolor and gold on paperSheet: 32.5 x 21.5 cm (12 13/16 x 8 7/16 in.); Image: 17.4 x 11 cm (6 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Panel with Hunters and Camel
Iran, 20th century
1988.99Lampas weave, silkOverall: 101.5 x 43 cm (39 15/16 x 16 15/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Calligraphy from a Ghazal of Badr al-Din Hilali Jaghata’i (Persian,...
Faqir Ali (Persian, active c. 1550–1610)
2013.309.bInk on paper (verso)Page: 37.5 x 25.4 cm (14 3/4 x 10 in.)Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim CollectionCCCC0
Silk fragment
Iran, Seljuk period, 1100s
1982.20Lampas weave, silkOverall: 28 x 35.5 cm (11 x 14 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Yusuf and Zulaykha (Recto); Text Page, Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Shiraz or Mashhad, Safavid period
1947.501Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 29.8 x 17.3 cm (11 3/4 x 6 13/16 in.); Image: 21.3 x 15.3 cm (8 3/8 x 6 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Yusuf and Zulaykha (recto); Illustration and Text (Persian Verses) in an...
Iran, Shiraz or Mashhad, Safavid period
1947.501.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 29.8 x 17.3 cm (11 3/4 x 6 13/16 in.); Image: 21.3 x 15.3 cm (8 3/8 x 6 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Text Page, Persian Verses (verso) in an Anthology with some verses from...
Iran, Shiraz or Mashhad, Safavid period
1947.501.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 29.8 x 17.3 cm (11 3/4 x 6 13/16 in.); Image: 21.3 x 13 cm (8 3/8 x 5 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment with gold leaf lions
Iran or Iraq, Seljuk period
1950.558Plain weave: silk warp and cotton weft (mulham); block printed and gold leafOverall: 32.1 x 40 cm (12 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Princess with Wine Bottle and Cup (recto); Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Qazvin or Isfahan, Safavid period (1501-1722) (recto); Iran, possibly Timurid period (1370-1501)
1947.496Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperVerso image: 11.8 x 5.3 cm (4 5/8 x 2 1/16 in.); Recto Image: 12.2 x 5.7 cm (4 13/16 x 2 1/4 in.); Overall: 37.1 x 24.8 cm (14 5/8 x 9 3/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Princess with Wine Bottle and Cup (recto)
Iran, Qazvin or Isfahan, Safavid period
1947.496.aOpaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 12.2 x 5.7 cm (4 13/16 x 2 1/4 in.); Overall: 37.1 x 24.8 cm (14 5/8 x 9 3/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Ogives with Winged Quadrupeds and Peacocks
Iran ?, 16th-20th century
1966.134Lampas weave, silkOverall: 69.8 x 49.8 cm (27 1/2 x 19 5/8 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Werner AbeggCCCC0
Fragment with headless eagle
Iran, Iraq, or Syria
1982.267Samite: wool and cottonOverall: 15.5 x 21 cm (6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Wall Tile with Lotus Blossom
Iran, probably Sultanabad, Ilkhanid period
1915.645Fritware with molded and underglaze-painted designOverall: 20 x 20 cm (7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Velvet Fragment in Two Pieces
Iran or Iraq, 14th century
1918.30.aVelvet, lancé, silk and Cyprian gold around silk coreOverall: 21.5 x 28.5 cm (8 7/16 x 11 1/4 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Drachma
Sasanian, Iran, reign of Hormizd II, 4th century
1966.738SilverDiameter: 2.6 x 0.1 cm (1 x 1/16 in.)Gift of Robert GoeblCCCC0
Drachma:  Bust of Hormizd II (obverse)
Sasanian, Iran, reign of Hormizd II, 4th century
1966.738.aSilverDiameter: 2.6 x 0.1 cm (1 x 1/16 in.)Gift of Robert GoeblCCCC0
Drachma: Bust of Hormizd II (reverse)
Sasanian, Iran, reign of Hormizd II, 4th century
1966.738.bSilverDiameter: 2.6 x 0.1 cm (1 x 1/16 in.)Gift of Robert GoeblCCCC0
Octagonal Mirror Case with Lid
Iran, probably Isfahan, Qajar period
1918.785Varnished lacquer and opaque watercolor over papier-mâchéGift of Mrs. L. E. HoldenCCCC0
Aulad Tied to a Plane Tree, from a Shahnama by Firdausi
Sadiqi Bek (Iranian, 1533-1609)
1988.101Opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paperSheet: 33.5 x 23.5 cm (13 3/16 x 9 1/4 in.); Image: 33.5 x 23.5 cm (13 3/16 x 9 1/4 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Fragment with Landscape, Hunters and Ibexes
Iran, Abbasid period, 9th century
1982.21Lampas weave, silkOverall: 39.5 x 44.5 cm (15 9/16 x 17 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Silk Fragment
Iran or Iraq, mid or 2nd half of 14th century
1943.51Tabby weave with supplementary weft; silkOverall: 11.5 x 16 cm (4 1/2 x 6 5/16 in.)Gift of The Textile Arts ClubCCCC0
Fragment
Iran, 16th-17th century
1918.313Damask, silkOverall: 47.6 x 45.7 cm (18 3/4 x 18 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Fragment
Iran, early 17th century
1924.744.bCompound tabby ground with diasper pattern, brocaded; silkOverall: 28 x 46 cm (11 x 18 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment
Iran, early 17th century
1924.744.cCompound tabby ground with diasper pattern, brocaded; silkOverall: 6.5 x 34.5 cm (2 9/16 x 13 9/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment
Iran or Iraq, 11th-12th century
1939.47Soumak, or twisted tapestry; silkOverall: 20 x 22.6 cm (7 7/8 x 8 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Median Lion Strangler
Iran, Achamenid period, first half 5th Century BC
1960.175Lapis lazuliOverall: 18.7 cm (7 3/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment with Equestrian Falconer King
Iran or Iraq, Abbasid period, 9th century
1971.23Lampas weave, silkOverall: 103.2 x 86.4 cm (40 5/8 x 34 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Seljuk Period, late 12th - early 13th Century
1939.214Fritware with overglaze-painted design (minai ware)Overall: 9.2 x 20.9 cm (3 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.)Gift of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., for the Coralie Walker Hanna Memorial CollectionCCCC0
Fragment
Iran, Safavid period, 17th century
1984.228Compound twill, silkOverall: 25.6 x 42.3 cm (10 1/16 x 16 5/8 in.)Anonymous GiftCCCC0
Jacket for a Child
Iran, 18th century
1915.658Silk taqueteOverall: 53.4 x 124 cm (21 x 48 13/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Orans Figure
Iran, Medieval Period
1984.223Lead reliefOverall: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)Gift of Milton Girod©
Bowl
Iran, probably Kashan, 12th-13th century
1944.478Fritware with overglaze-painted design (minai ware)Overall: 6.3 x 12.3 cm (2 1/2 x 4 13/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Nishapur, Samanid Period, 10th Century
1956.225Earthenware with underglaze slip-painted decorationOverall: 11.5 x 28 cm (4 1/2 x 11 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Tunic fragment with lion killing khilin in octagonal medallions
Iran or possibly Iraq
1982.23Lampas weave, silkOverall: 113.7 x 86.7 cm (44 3/4 x 34 1/8 in.)Gift of the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art©
Front of a Tunic
Iran or Iraq ?, 20th century
1982.23.aLampas weave, silkOverall: 113.7 x 86.7 cm (44 3/4 x 34 1/8 in.)Gift of the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art©
Fragment
Iran, 17th century
1926.21Compound twill weaveOverall: 53.3 x 15.6 cm (21 x 6 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Pair of Buttons
Iran, 10th-11th century
1948.21GoldDiameter: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)Grace Rainey Rogers FundCCCC0
Brocade
Iran, 18th century
1924.1043SilkOverall: 78.5 x 50.8 cm (30 7/8 x 20 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment
Iran, Abbasid period, 9th century
1981.22Compound tabby; silkOverall: 37 x 24.6 cm (14 9/16 x 9 11/16 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Bowl
Iraq or Iran, 9th-10th Century
1915.303Earthenware with underglaze-painted and incised designDiameter: 39.1 cm (15 3/8 in.)The Worcester R. Warner CollectionCCCC0
Fragment with Octagons and Four-Pointed Stars
Iran ?, 16th-20th century
1982.281Lampas weave, silkOverall: 26.5 x 100.5 cm (10 7/16 x 39 9/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Rustam Lassoing his Horse, Rakhsh, in a Landscape (recto); Calligraphy,...
Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, late 15th century
1971.305Opaque watercolor, ink, gold and silver on paperGift of Mr. and Mrs. John D. MacDonaldCCCC0
Arrow Point
Iran, Ecbatana
1942.561BronzeOverall: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)Bequest of Mrs. J. Livingstone TaylorCCCC0
Roundels with King Spearing Lion
Iran or Iraq, Abbasid period, 9th century
1971.25Lampas weave, silkOverall: 74.2 x 85.7 cm (29 3/16 x 33 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment
Iran, early 17th century
1925.993Compound twill; silk on silver metallic groundOverall: 22.3 x 17.8 cm (8 3/4 x 7 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragments with Eight-Pointed Star (Two Pieces)
Iran ?, 12th century
1966.137Compound twill weave, silkOverall: 70.2 x 54.6 cm (27 5/8 x 21 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Werner AbeggCCCC0
Sash
Iran, 18th century
1916.1295Silk taquete, brocadedOverall: 269.3 x 59.7 cm (106 x 23 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. WadeCCCC0
Fragment
Iran, 18th century
1918.185Lampas weaveOverall: 24.8 x 21 cm (9 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Fragment
Iran, 18th century
1918.186Lampas weaveOverall: 17.8 x 22.3 cm (7 x 8 3/4 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Votive Pin
Iran, Luristan
1950.580BronzeOverall: 22.7 x 2.4 x 4.8 cm (8 15/16 x 15/16 x 1 7/8 in.); With mount: 26 x 4.8 cm (10 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Stag Bridle Ornament
Iran or Afghanistan, Sarmatian, 5th-3rd Century BC
1985.2GoldOverall: 2.4 x 1.4 x 2.2 cm (15/16 x 9/16 x 7/8 in.)Edwin R. and Harriet Pelton Perkins Memorial FundCCCC0
Fragment
Iran, Kashan, 18th century
1918.196Lampas weaveOverall: 25.5 x 15.6 cm (10 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Fragment
Iran, 17th century
1946.415Velvet (cut, voided, and brocaded); silk and gilded silver stripsOverall: 10.2 x 55.3 cm (4 x 21 3/4 in.)Gift of The Textile Arts ClubCCCC0
Jacket
Iran, 18th century
1915.659Silk taffeta, brocadedOverall: 52 x 147.3 cm (20 1/2 x 58 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Fragment
Iran, 19th c.
1918.195Silk taqueteOverall: 18.5 x 28 cm (7 5/16 x 11 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Fire Altar Intaglio
Sasanian, Iran, reign of Hormizd II, early 5th Century
1954.593ChalcedonyOverall: 2.4 x 2 x 1.7 cm (15/16 x 13/16 x 11/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Enthroned King Flanked by Griffins
Iran or Iraq, Abbasid period, 9th century
1971.24Lampas weave, silkOverall: 46 x 78.7 cm (18 1/8 x 31 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment
Iran or Iraq, Buyid period, 10th century
1952.83Compound tabby; silkOverall: 43.8 x 36.8 cm (17 1/4 x 14 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Taqueté fragments with winged lions in roundels
Iran, Buyid or Seljuk period
1975.45Taqueté: silkOverall: 47 x 26.7 cm (18 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul MallonCCCC0
Figurine
Iran, Amlash, 9th Century BC
1963.625TerracottaOverall: 23.2 cm (9 1/8 in.)Gift of Messrs. Farhadi and AnavianCCCC0
Lampas with animals in squares
probably Iran
1929.905Lampas and taqueté: silk and metal threadOverall: 23.2 x 10.7 cm (9 1/8 x 4 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment with Griffins in Roundels
Iran or Iraq, Seljuk period, 12th century
1982.19Lampas weave, silkOverall: 35.5 x 30.5 cm (14 x 12 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Arrow Point
Iran, Ecbatana
1942.556BronzeOverall: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)Bequest of Mrs. J. Livingstone TaylorCCCC0
Arrow Point
Iran, Ecbatana
1942.560BronzeOverall: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.)Bequest of Mrs. J. Livingstone TaylorCCCC0
Jug
Iran or Iraq, Baghdad, Buyid Period, reign of Samsam al-Dawla
1966.22Gold with repoussé and chased and engraved decorationOverall: 12.5 x 10.2 cm (4 15/16 x 4 in.); Diameter of base: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragments from a Garment
Iran or Iraq, 20th century
1986.176Lampas weave, brocaded; silkAverage: 26.5 x 48.7 cm (10 7/16 x 19 3/16 in.)Gift of Mrs. G. Kay Robertson in memory of William J. Robertson©
Fragment with Equestrian Falconer King
Iran or Iraq, Abbasid period, 9th century
1982.18Lampas weave, silkOverall: 34.5 x 28.5 cm (13 9/16 x 11 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0