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Reza abbasi museum - part 3

Lacquered mirrorcase With figure of King Fath-Ali Qajar
Lacquered chest
Lacquered penbox
With landscape of Haft Orang Bahram
Pottery pilgrim flask13th-14th century AD
Brass lid drinking vase
Bronze basin with inscription
The Islamic Gallery Part II

Objects from the 13th to the end of the 19th centuries are on display in this Gallery. With the attack of the Mongols, the trends, fashions and types of makes as well as centers of fabrication changed. The pottery with different colors and decorative backgrounds in the initial section of this Gallery, are some samples of this period. The metal objects from the Timurid period, which also was a very turbulent time in the history of Iran are some remained ones of this era. The pottery and metal wares from the Safavid period, which shows a different situation prevailing in the country, display differing designs, decorations and colors. The metal wares, textiles and also polychrome lacquer objects with bird and flower designs from the Qajar period reflect a new era in the history of art and culture of Iran and bring collection to a conclusion.
The Painting Gallery

From the early centuries of the Islamic Period, (i.e. 12th century) there are few remains. The schools of painting in each era are known by the city of the cities that were the centers of power. At the beginning of the Painting Gallery, there are leaves of the " Shahnameh" from the 14th century and examples of painting from the schools of Shiraz and Tabriz. The paintings from other ancient manuscripts and books of literature that have a high standing in the culture of Iran, show the shools of Heart and Shiraz in the 15th century and Tabriz, Qazvin and Isfahan during the 16th and 17th centuries. Works by Reza Abbasi, the famous painter of his period who is the inspiration for naming this Museum in his honor, can be seen along with works by several of his students. This brings the collection of Safavid painting to a conclusion. The traditional flowers with pleasant colors and birds drunk with the fragrance of the flowers are some samples of Qajar paintings. This brings the works on display to a completion in this Gallery.

The Calligraphy Gallery

Calligraphy always begins with the name of God. Samples of script in Kufic, Naskh and Thulth on decorated pages from the Holy Quran display the art of early calligraphy from the beginning of the Islamic period. The collection on this Gallery also includes works in the Nasta'liq and Shekasteh-Nasta'liq from the hand of great calligraphers like: Mir Emad, Mirza Gholam Reza and Abdul Majid Darvish. Manuscripts of the Holy Quran decorate other parts of the space in this Gallery. Seeing the evolution and development of book making is possible by viewing the samples of manuscripts from the 15th to the end of the 19th centuries. These words are the names of various scripts of calligraphy.

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