CDR-1133: SR Set: Manuscripts

An outstanding collection of religious and secular manuscript painting representing a range of cultures from China, India and Armenia to the countries of Western Europe. Religious manuscripts include Jewish, Islamic and Christian texts. Images from Psalters, Bibles, Gospels, and Books of Hours offer a variety of historiated initials and marginal decoration. Images from secular texts range from Botanicals to maps to Aztec Feather Artisans; and treatises on surgical instruments and 'ingenious mechanical devices' to the Silk industry. Selections from literary works by Pliny, Virgil, and Boccaccio, and illustrations of historical events and historic personages are also included. This wide group of manuscript examples is appropriate to disciplines as disparate as History, Literature and the Sciences.



Met-04596
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Title: Manuscript Illumination from a choir book
Creator(s): Silvestro dei Gherarducci
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-4177
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Title: The Hours of Jeanne d'Évreux
Creator(s): Jean Pucelle
Description: folio 61 verso
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-4176
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Title: The Hours of Jeanne d'Évreux
Creator(s): Jean Pucelle
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2376
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Title: Manuscript Leaf from a choir book
Creator(s): Cosimo Tura
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2699
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Title: Bustan; Interior Reception
Description: recto
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2607
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Title: Divan of Hafiz; Dancing Dervishes
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2420
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Title: Materia Medica of Dioscorides; Physician Preparing an Elixir
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2349
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Title: 'Bustan (Orchard) of Sa'di; A Polo Game; Manuscript cover; Brown Leather with Pressed and Gilded Ornament; Illuminated introductory pages; Illuminated fly-leaf; The Sultan of Syria Malik-I Salih, on Throne in his Garden, Interviewing two Dervishes whom he
Description: folio 61 verso: A polo game
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2348
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Title: 'Bustan (Orchard) of Sa'di; A Polo Game; Manuscript cover; Brown Leather with Pressed and Gilded Ornament; Illuminated introductory pages; Illuminated fly-leaf; The Sultan of Syria Malik-I Salih, on Throne in his Garden, Interviewing two Dervishes whom he
Description: folio 25 verso: A stupid man saws off the limb of a tree ...
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2340
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Title: Bustan (Orchard) of Sa'di; A Polo Game; Manuscript cover; Brown Leather with Pressed and Gilded Ornament; Illuminated introductory pages; Illuminated fly-leaf; The Sultan of Syria Malik-I Salih, on Throne in his Garden, Interviewing two Dervishes whom he
Description: folio 19 recto: Darius and the herdsman
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2896
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Title: Section of a Qur'an
Description: frontispiece
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2154
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Title: The Illuminated Psalter
Description: folios 4v-5r: headpiece to Psalm 1 with bust of Christ
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2143
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Title: Manuscript Illumination with Evangelist Luke
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2025
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Title: Illuminated Gospel
Description: folio 68 recto
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2898
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Title: Album of Calligraphies of Prophetic Traditions (Hadith)
Creator(s): Shaykh Hamdullah
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2984
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Title: Leaf of Calligraphy
Description: recto
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-2024
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Title: Illuminated Gospel
Description: Parchment (vellum), wood (acacia), tempera, ink. Folio 7 recto
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-1858
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Title: Illustrated Manuscript of the Lotus Sutra, Folding book
Creator(s): Unknown
Description: detail
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3023
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Title: Malavakusika Raga: Page from a Dispersed Ragmala Series (Garland of Musical Modes)
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3213
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Title: Manuscript Leaf from a Beatus of Liébana Commentary on Apocalypse of St. John.
Description: Folio 3 verso, Frontispiece: the Cross, the Lamb of God, and two angels
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3215
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Title: Manuscript Leaf from a Beatus of Liébana Commentary on Apocalypse of St. John.
Description: Folio 108 verso: The seventh angel proclaims the reign of the Lord (Apocalypse XI, 15)
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3217
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Title: Manuscript Leaf from a Beatus of Liébana Commentary on Apocalypse of St. John.
Description: Folio 55 recto: The angel of the Church of Sardis with St. John; the interior of the church with an altar (Apocalypse III:1-16).
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3219
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Title: Manuscript Leaf from a Beatus of Liébana Commentary on Apocalypse of St. John.
Description: Folio 76 recto: The opening of the Fifth Seal: an altar and pendat votive offerings with the souls of the slain shown as doves; below, the martyrs in white robes (Apocalypse VI, 9-11)
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-1573
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Title: Leaf from a Missal
Description: Tempera and gold leaf on parchment
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-3246
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Title: Qur'an Manuscript
Description: recto
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-1468
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Title: Abraham Sacrificing Isaac
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-1439
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Title: Psalter and Hours of Bonne of Luxembourg
Description: folio 321 verso: The Three Living; folio 322 recto: The Three Dead
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-4404
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Title: Mantiq-al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds); Execution scene
Description: Verso
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-4397
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Title: Mantiq-al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds); Shaykh San'an beneath the Window of the Christian Maiden
Creator(s): Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi
Description: recto
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-4264
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Title: Shahnama (The Book of Kings); Yazdegird I Kicked to Death by the Water Horse
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-4249
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Title: Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari; The Elephant Clock
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-1244
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Title: Leaf from the Anonymous Baghdad Qur’an
Description: recto
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-1224
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Title: Leaf from a Qur'an manuscript from Spain
Description: without mount
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-1181
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Title: Bookbinding with Christian Themes, from Iran.
Description: Front
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-1174
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Title: Shahnama (The Book of Kings); The Funeral of Isfandiyar
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-1165
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Title: Futuh al-Haramain (Description of Holy Cities) of Muhi al-Din Lari
Description: folio 10 recto: the mosque in Mecca with the Kaaba in the middle (the black building)
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-4248
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Title: Book cover
Description: recto
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-1163
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Title: Futuh al-Haramain (Description of Holy Cities) of Muhi al-Din Lari
Description: folio 29 recto: the plain of cArafat, with the mountain and mosque of Numreh.
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-4247
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Title: Book cover
Description: Reverse
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-4246
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Title: Shah Jahan Album; Recto: Rosette Bearing the Name and Titles of the Emperor Shah Jahan
Description: obverse
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art