Islamic angel illumination

Islamic angel

An Angel Messenger, adapted from a 16th century Persian illuminated manuscript of the Shahnama. Painted using traditional Islamic techniques and materials, including lapis lazuli, malachite, vermilion and gold on paper.

the art of illuminated letters book practical guide for calligraphers by timothy noad

The Art of Illuminated Letters

The Art of Illuminated Letters by Timothy Noad and Patricia Seligman, 1994. A popular and influential book, giving a step-by-step guide to twelve historical and contemporary illuminated letters, accompanied by alphabets, gilding and painting techniques.

A Shamsa illumination

A Shamsa

A Shamsa, or sun motif, based on a 14th century Persian illuminated Hadith manuscript. Painted using traditional Islamic techniques and materials including lapis lazuli, indigo, malachite and gold on paper.