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Northwestern Iran, Iron Age II–III

Cheekpiece from a horse bit with design of pair of griffins in combat with ibex, 1000–650 BC

Bronze

4 13/16 x 5 1/2 x 1 3/16 in. (12.2 x 14 x 3 cm)

Gift of the Estate of Herb Gussman

2005.047.001

Iranian or Syrian

Goblet with geometric designs, 10th century

Glass

5 x 3 1/2 in. (12.7 x 8.9 cm)

Gift of the Wunsch Foundation, Inc.

98.120

Possibly Yemeni, Rasulid period (1229–1454)

Two continuous folios from a Qur’an, 1300–1350

Ink, colors, and gold on paper

15 3/8 x 24 13/16 in. (39 x 63 cm)

George and Mary Rockwell Fund

2001.040.001

Persian

Tile with Koranic inscription, ca. 1308

Earthenware with lustre decoration and blue glaze

14 11/16 x 14 5/16 in. (37.3 x 36.4 cm)

Acquired through the George and Mary Rockwell Fund

2011.086

 

Iranian, Ilkhanid period, Kashan

Commemorative tile in the form of a mihrab, 1320 (AH 720)

Fritware with alkaline glaze

26 3/8 x 12 3/16 in. (67 x 31 cm)

George and Mary Rockwell Fund

2002.183 a,b

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