Makhan in an enchanted garden, embraced by an ifrit. Illustration from an illuminated manuscript of Nizami’s Khamsa. Central Asia, by an anonymous artist from Bukhara, with possible influences from Mughal painting.
timur-i-lang: “ Painting of ʿAbdullah Khan Uzbek II slicing melons while seated, cross-legged. Made in Bukhara, ca. 1590 “ “In real economic terms, neither Central Asia nor Russia could hope to offer anything remotely balancing the wealth of goods.
Depicting the Persian hero Bahram Gur hunting with his harp‑playing companion Azada, this painting is one of five illustrations created for a fifteenth-century manuscript of Nizami’s Haft Paikar (Seven Portraits)