Ismailimail presents its fourth thematic post in celebration of the opening of the Aga Khan Museum. We share with you some of the masterpieces that are among the collection of a thousand artifacts.
The Planispheric Astrolabe shown in the image gallery below, is one of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan’s personal favorites.
Rostam Pursues Akvan the Onager-‐Div, folio 294r from a Shah-‐Nahmeh (Book of Kings) produced for Shah Tahmasp I attributed to Mozaffar ‘Ali Tabriz, Iran, 1530–35 AKM162
The Court of Keyomars Folio 20v from a Shah-‐Nameh (Book of Kings) produced for Shah Tahmasp I Painting by Soltan Mohammad Tabriz, Iran, ca. 1522 Opaque watercolour, ink, gold, and silver on paper 47 x 32 cm AKM165
Qanun [Fi’l-‐Tibb] (Canon [Of Medicine]), Volume 5 Ibn Sina (d. 1037) Iran or Iraq, 1052 Opaque watercolor and ink on paper Folio: 21.2 x 16.4 cm AKM510 (image: Ismailimail/Aga Khan Museum)
School Courtyard with Boys Reading and Writing, Folio 149v of the Akhlaq-‐e Nasiri (Ethics of Nasir) by Tusi (d. 1274) Northern India (Historic Hindustan), 1590–95 Opaque watercolour, ink, and gold on paper 23.9 x 14.2 cm AKM288
Planispheric Astrolabe Spain (Historic al-‐Andalus), 14th century Bronze inlaid with silver Diameter 13.5 cm AKM611
Capital Spain (Historic al-‐Andalus), 10th century Carved marble Height 28 cm AKM663
Shell With Inscriptions India (Historic Hindustan), 18th century Incised mother-‐of-‐pearl Diameter 14.5 cm AKM665
Dish Iznik, Turkey, ca. 1570–80 Fritware, underglaze-‐painted Diameter 34.3 cm, height 7.4 cm AKM687
Ablution Basin Jingdezhen, China, 1506–21 Porcelain Diameter 41.8 cm, height 7.5 cm AKM722
Ivory Horn (Oliphant) Southern Italy, 11th–12th centuries (mount: Great Britain, early 17th century) Carved ivory with silver mount Length 64 cm, height 34 cm AKM809
All images courtesy of Aga Khan Museum
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