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Smithsonian Museum’s Folio & Manuscript Collection

The Freer and Sackler galleries have one of the finest collections of Islamic art in the United States, with particular strengths in ceramics and illustrated manuscripts.

Page from an Album of Calligraphies of Prophetic Traditions (Hadith), ca. 1500; Ottoman Signed by Hamdullah ibn Mustafa Dede Turkey (Istanbul)

Arts of the book – 1600-1800

The technical aspects of calligraphy, painting, and bookbinding are important facets of the study of Islamic art. Treatises by sixteenth-century Persian authors Qazi Ahmed and Sadiqi Beq are the major sources on the…

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