Central Asian miniatures

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An angel seated on a carpet Bukhara, Shaybanid dynasty about 1550 AD

An angel seated on a carpet Bukhara, Shaybanid dynasty about 1550 AD

Futuh al-Haramayn (Description of the Holy Cities) Muhi al-Din Lari (Bukhara)

Futuh al-Haramayn (Description of the Holy Cities) Muhi al-Din Lari (Bukhara)

Miniature from Shahnama A miniature from an antique Turkman Shahnama dated 1071 H.E.(17th century).

Miniature from Shahnama A miniature from an antique Turkman Shahnama dated 1071 H.E.(17th century).

Sultan Muhammad Nur (ca. 1472–ca. 1536). "The Mi'raj or The Night Flight of Muhammad on his Steed Buraq", Folio from a Bustan of Sa`di, ca.1525-35. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Louis V. Bell Fund and The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1974 (1974.294.2) #horses

Sultan Muhammad Nur (ca. 1472–ca. 1536). "The Mi'raj or The Night Flight of Muhammad on his Steed Buraq", Folio from a Bustan of Sa`di, ca.1525-35. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Louis V. Bell Fund and The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1974 (1974.294.2) #horses

Four Young Scholars in Discussion, signed by Muhammad Murad Samarqandi, Persia, Safavid, Bukhara, early 17th century. Painting size: 19.3x11...

Four Young Scholars in Discussion, signed by Muhammad Murad Samarqandi, Persia, Safavid, Bukhara, early 17th century. Painting size: 19.3x11...

Portrait of Muhammad Khan Shaibani, the Uzbek (d.1510), 16th century. Islamic; present-day Uzbekistan, Bukhara. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Cora Timken Burnett Collection of Persian Miniatures and Other Persian Art Objects, Bequest of Cora Timken Burnett, 1956 (57.51.29) | This painting, considered a portrait of the Shaibanid ruler Muhammad Khan, surrounds its subject with the accoutrements of culture—ink pots, pen cases, and books. #mustache #movember

Portrait of Muhammad Khan Shaibani, the Uzbek (d.1510), 16th century. Islamic; present-day Uzbekistan, Bukhara. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Cora Timken Burnett Collection of Persian Miniatures and Other Persian Art Objects, Bequest of Cora Timken Burnett, 1956 (57.51.29) | This painting, considered a portrait of the Shaibanid ruler Muhammad Khan, surrounds its subject with the accoutrements of culture—ink pots, pen cases, and books. #mustache #movember

Makhan in an enchanted garden, embraced by an ifrit. Illustration from an illuminated manuscript of Nizami’s Khamsa. Central Asia, dated1648, by an anonymous artist from Bukhara, with possible influences from Mughal painting.

Makhan in an enchanted garden, embraced by an ifrit. Illustration from an illuminated manuscript of Nizami’s Khamsa. Central Asia, dated1648, by an anonymous artist from Bukhara, with possible influences from Mughal painting.

Muhammad Charif Musavvir The reader C. 1600-1630 Bukhara, Gouache and gold on paper H. 19.2 cm; W. 11.4 cm Page: H. 37 cm; W. 24.4 cm

Muhammad Charif Musavvir The reader C. 1600-1630 Bukhara, Gouache and gold on paper H. 19.2 cm; W. 11.4 cm Page: H. 37 cm; W. 24.4 cm

Horoscope of Prince Iskandar, grandson of Tamerlane, the Turkman Mongol conqueror, by Imad al-Din Mahmud al-Kashi, from The Book of the Birth of Iskandar (ca. 1384) – Source: Wellcome Library, London.

Horoscope of Prince Iskandar, grandson of Tamerlane, the Turkman Mongol conqueror, by Imad al-Din Mahmud al-Kashi, from The Book of the Birth of Iskandar (ca. 1384) – Source: Wellcome Library, London.

Abdullah Khan Uzbek II slicing melons Made in Bukhara, ca. 1590

Abdullah Khan Uzbek II slicing melons Made in Bukhara, ca. 1590

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