Welcome to the Islamic Painted Page website

Welcome to the Islamic Painted Page database - a huge database of references for Persian paintings, Ottoman paintings, Arab paintings and Mughal paintings. This site enables you to locate printed reproductions, commentaries and weblinks for thousands of Islamic paintings, including illuminated "carpet" pages, decorated Quran pages, and book bindings from over 230 collections all over the world.

You can also create your own account within the website, where you can bookmark specific searches, add your own notes for each item, and suggest corrections direct to the administrator. We warmly encourage you to provide feedback or make suggestions via the contact page so that we can improve the site.

Available searches:

Review the works discussed and reproduced in a wide range of modern publications.

You can additionally specify a page or illustration number if you wish.

The search will also suggest relevant web links for online images.

Use picture descriptions to find reproductions and commentaries.

You can also search for different representations of the same scene across a huge range of sources.

The search will also suggest relevant web links for online images.

Find reproductions and commentaries for works from over 230 collections and search using collection accession numbers.

You can also use this option to find references for all the paintings in a manuscript.

The search will also suggest web links for online images.

Find reproductions and commentaries for works from particular places or dates.

You can additionally select the type of work - illumination, single page painting, painting from a manuscript, binding, etc.

The search will also suggest web links for online images.

Find reproductions and commentaries for book art illustrating the works of specific Islamic authors.

You can search by author name or by book or manuscript title.

To refine the search you can also specify the date and/or place of production, as well as the type of work.

The search will also suggest web links for online images.

Find links to collection and special websites worldwide that offer online images, together with brief site descriptions and advice on search syntax.

Also find links for sites with images and commentaries on particular subjects or that celebrate particular works.

ADVANCED SEARCH

Find reproductions, commentaries and weblinks
using any combination of

- picture description
- collection, accession number, folio number
- place and date
- original author and title
- publication author, title, page & and figure number
- and more