10/20/11

J. Pierpont Morgan Library's Islamic manuscript paintings

Those who have visited it know that the resplendent New York library of financier J. Pierpont Morgan is less a museum than a walkable trove of artistic and cultural riches. Among those riches is a valuable collection of Islamic manuscript paintings, which has never been exhibited in its entirety — until now.

....includes in the collection, an important edition of Ibn Bakhtishu’s “Uses of Animals,” and one of only two known illustrated lives of the poet Rumi — and its history ...

http://www.salon.com/2011/10/15/the_morgans_dazzling_islamic_manuscript_paintings/singleton/

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