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Permission is granted to reproduce these images solely in connection with a review or editorial commentary on Pearls on a String exhibition at the ASIAN ART MUSEUM Feb 24–May 8, 2016. All other reproductions are strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of the copyright holder and/or museum.
  • Abu’l Fazl presenting the Akbarnama to Akbar, from the Akbarnama (Book of Akbar), approx. 1600–1603, by attributed to Govardhan (Indian). Opaque watercolors, ink, and gold on paper. Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, In 03.176b. Photograph © The Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, www.cbl.ie. AAM, EX2016.2.2_01.
  • Akbar Presiding over Discussions in the Ibadatkhana, from the Akbarnama (Book of Akbar), approx. 1600–1603, by attributed to Narsingh (Indian). Opaque watercolors, ink, and gold on paper. Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, In 03.263b. Photograph © The Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, www.cbl.ie., EX2016.2.12_01.
  • Album of calligraphy, 1500–1800, by Seyh Hamdullah (Turkish). Opaque watercolors and ink on paper with sheepskin and gold cover. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, W.672. Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, EX2016.2.67_01.
  • Carpet of the so-called “Polonaise” type, 1600–1700 (Isfahan, Safavid period (1501– 1722)). Iran. Brocaded silk and silver. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, 81.8. Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore., EX2016.2.41_01.
  • Cleaner for flashpan and flintlock from the gun set of Mahmud I, approx. 1732 (Ottoman period (1300–1922)). Turkey. Silver, gilded silver, and diamonds. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903, 51.89. Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, EX2016.2.57_01.
  • Dagger from the gun set of Mahmud I, approx. 1732 (Ottoman period (1300–1922)). Turkey. Steel, gold wire, gilded silver, rubies (or spinels), and emeralds (or beryls).. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903, 51.76. Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore., EX2016.2.55_01.
  • Hilya-i Nabi (Description of the Prophet), 1691, by Hafiz Osman (Turkish). Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper. Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, T 559.4. Photograph © The Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, www.cbl.ie., EX2016.2.66_01.
  • Illuminated ferman (royal decree) with ornamental tughra (insignia) of Sultan Ahmed III, 1721 (Ottoman period (1300–1922)). Turkey. Opaque watercolors, ink, and gold on paper. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, The Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of Turkish Art at the Harvard Art Museums, 1985.247. Photograph courtesy of Imaging Department © President and Fellows of Harvard College., EX2016.2.64_01.
  • Illuminated frontispiece, from the Akbarnama (Book of Akbar), approx. 1600–1603. India, Mughal period (1526–1857). Opaque watercolors, ink, and gold on paper. Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, In 03.1b–2a. Photograph © The Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, www.cbl.ie., EX2016.2.1_01.
  • Illuminated frontispiece, from the Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi, 1597–1598, by attributed to Husayn Naqqash (Indian).. Opaque watercolors and ink on paper.. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, W.624.42a. Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore., EX2016.2.20_01.
  • Jeweled gun of Sultan Mahmud I, with nineteenth century Russian flintlock, 1732/1733 (Ottoman period (1300–1922)). Turkey. Gun: steel, wood, gold, gilded silver, silver, nephrite, diamonds, emeralds, and rubies (or spinels); flintlock: steel and gold. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903, 51.84. Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore., EX2016.2.52_01.
  • Jeweled gun, with pen box, spoon, flintlock cleaner, reed pen in penholder, pen knife, and dagger, from the gun set of Mahmud I, 1732 (Ottoman period (1300–1922)). Turkey,. Steel, wood, gold wire, gilded silver, silver, nephrite, diamonds, rubies (or spinels), emeralds (or beryls), and reed tip.. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903, 51.76, .78, .84, .87-.89; and 57.620. Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore., EX2016.2.52-58_01.
  • Majnun Is Visited in the Wilderness by his Father, from the Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi, 1597–1598, by attributed to Lal (Indian). Opaque watercolors and ink on paper. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, W.624.100b. Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore., EX2016.2.22_01.
  • Map of the City of Istanbul, from Book on Navigation, approx. 1675–1725, by Piri Reis (Turkish). Opaque watercolors and ink on paper with leather and gold cover. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, W.658.370b–371a. Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore., EX2016.2.63_01.
  • Map of the Coast of the Black Sea, from Book on Navigation, approx. 1675–1725, by Piri Reis (Turkish). Opaque watercolors and ink on paper with leather and gold cover. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, W.658.370b–371a. Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore., EX2016.2.62_01.
  • Page of text from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi, 1500–1600. Iran, Safavid period (1501–1722). Opaque watercolors, ink, and gold on paper. Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Per 277.1b–2a. Photograph © The Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, www.cbl.ie., EX2016.2.36_01.
  • Pen box, reed pen in penholder, and pen knife, from the gun set of Mahmud I, approx. 1732 (Ottoman period (1300–1922)). Turkey. Gilded silver, emeralds, rubies (or spinels), and reed tip. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903, 51.78, 51.87, and 57.620. Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore., EX2016.2.53-54, 58_01.
  • Pen box, with reed pen in penholder, from the gun set of Mahmud I, approx. 1732 (Ottoman period (1300–1922)). Turkey. Gilded silver, emeralds, rubies (or spinels), and reed tip. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903, 51.78 and 51.87. Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore., EX2016.2.53-54_01.
  • Pen knife from the gun set of Mahmud I, approx. 1732. (Ottoman period (1300–1922)). Turkey. Steel, gilded silver, gold, emeralds, rubies (or spinels), and nephrite.. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903, 57.620. Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore., EX2016.2.58_01.
  • Portrait of Mahmud I, from A Series of Portraits of the Emperors of Turkey, 1815, by engraved by John Young ((English, 1755–1825)). Mezzotint. National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, D.C., gift of Mr. Ferdinand Lammot Belin, N7614.T9 Y6. Photograph courtesy National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, D.C., EX2016.2.60_01.
  • Scenic animal carpet, approx. 1625. India, Mughal period (1526–1857). Wool pile on cotton warp and cotton weft. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Widener Collection, 1942.9.475. Photograph Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., EX2016.2.4_01.
  • Simurgh Assisting at the Birth of Rustam, from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi, 1675 –1676, by Muhammad Zaman (Iranian). Opaque watercolors, ink, and gold on paper. Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Per 277.3. Photograph © The Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, www.cbl.ie., EX2016.2.37_01.
  • Spoon from the gun set of Mahmud I, approx. 1732. (Ottoman period (1300–1922)). Turkey. Silver, gilded silver, emeralds (or beryls), diamonds, and sapphires.. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903, 51.88. Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore., EX2016.2.56_01.
  • The Story of the Wrongly Exiled Prince as Told by the Princess of the Sandalwood Pavilion, from the Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi, 1597–1598, by attributed to Mukund (Indian). Opaque watercolors, ink, and gold on paper. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, W.624.203b. Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore., EX2016.2.27_01.
  • Turktazi’s Visit to the Magical Garden of Turktaz, Queen of the Fairies, from the Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, 1675–1676, by Muhammad Zaman (Iranian). Opaque watercolors, ink, and gold on paper. The British Library, London, Or. 2265, fol. 221v. Photograph © The British Library Board., EX2016.2.30_01.
  • Watch made for the Ottoman market, 1700–1800, by Nikolaki (Greek). Case: niello, resin, and gilded silver; dial: basse-taille enamel on gilded silver and pearl; movement: gilded brass, steel, and pearl. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, 58.81. Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, EX2016.2.83_01.
  • Christ in Glory with Donor and Painter and Last Judgment, Armenian Gospel Book, 1655, by Ter Hayrapet (Armenian) (Safavid period (1501–1722)). Iran. Opaque watercolors, ink, and gold on paper. Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Arm 578.15v–16r. Photograph © The Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, www.cbl.ie., EX2016.2.43_01.
  • The Return from the Flight into Egypt, 1689, by Muhammad Zaman (Iranian). Opaque watercolors, ink, and gold on paper. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, Mass., gift of John Goelet, 1966.6. Photograph courtesy of Imaging Department © President and Fellows of Harvard College., EX2016.2.38_01.