Persian Illustrated and Illuminated Manuscripts

Documentary heritage submitted by Egypt and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2007.

© National Library of Egypt
King of Egypt with his entourage welcoming Zulaykha

The collection comprises 71 rare illustrated and illuminated Persian manuscripts that highlight the development of royal ateliers from the 14th century to the 19th century. The collection is unique as it illustrates the history of Persian Islamic Miniature Painting, the development of Persian calligraphic script styles, and the art of Single folios and Album compilation (Muraqqa').

  • Year of submission: 2007
  • Year of inscription: 2007
  • Country: Egypt
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