The database is the work of Stephen Serpell MA MSc, a graduate of Oxford University who works in Ipswich, UK.

The website has been made possible with support from

Acknowledgement is also due to the teams who created the Virtual International Authority File and FIHRIST sites, whose standards provided a model for transliteration work in this site.

Home page main picture:

David Collection Inv. No. 21a-b/2006, Link

Home page montage:

Walters Art Museum, Baltimore W.591; Link : British Library, London: IO Islamic 3540 f2v; Link : Los Angeles County Museum of Art: M.2009.44.1; Link : Cleveland Museum of Art: 1947.497; Link : Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris: Arabe 6075 f.4r; Link : Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris: Arabe 3929 f.54v; Link : Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: 44.30; Link : British Library, London: Add 272761 f.286r Link