Gold Coin.(obverse) Caparisoned horse standing facing left before a decorated sacrificial post (yupa) which rests on a pedestal.
(reverse) Female figure standing facing left, wearing gown and earrings, holding fly-whisk over right shoulder, and a cloth in her left hand, with a halo around her he...
A square stamp-seal with rounded edges showing a unicorn standing before a device and above a one-line inscription in six characters.
Made of stone (steatite).
The constellations of the Crow and Centaurus
Deccan Plateau, late 16th century - early 17th century
These illustrated pages [EA1978.2573, EA1978.2576, EA1978.2577] originally belonged to three different manuscripts of The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence (Arabic: ‘Aja’ib al-makh...
The angel Ruh holding the celestial spheres
Iran, 2nd half of the 16th century
These illustrated pages [EA1978.2573, EA1978.2576, EA1978.2577] originally belonged to three different manuscripts of The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence (Arabic: ‘Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara’ib al-...
Wedding procession of Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah
Golconda, c. 1650
This scene of a wedding party travelling by night depicts Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah of Golconda (r.1580-1612) bringing home his bride, the beautiful Hindu dancing-girl Bhagmati. Himself a Shia Muslim, Muhammad Quli had fall...
Sitarah made for the Mosque of the Prophet in Medina
Egypt, 1791 - 1792
Embroidered textiles were amongst the most impressive gifts presented during the processions associated with the annual Islamic pilgrimage (hajj) to Mecca. Traditionally produced every year by the Muslim rulers who contro...
The Muslim cosmogony according to the commentaries of Massabi and Meschat. The world supported by an angel standing on a mountain of rubies, which is supported by a many horned white bull standing on a fish in water above sand and air.
Gold coin - Gandabherunda with elephant in each of its beaks and another two elephants underfoot.
Date : 1530-1542
Minted in: Vijayanagara
Weight: 1.57 grammes Diameter: 10 millimetres