Elephant: Persian painting from around 1600. (Courtesy of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Geneva.)

Elephant: Persian painting from around (Courtesy of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Geneva.

The Mi'rajnamah or Muhammad's Miraculous Journey - This is a page from an illustrated manuscript that depicts the Prophet Muhammad astride the steed Buraq on his journey to heaven after leaving Jerusalem. Paintings like this show the close relation between Islamic art from Persia and Tibetan-Sinno art.

The Mi'rajnamah or Muhammad's Miraculous Journey - This is a page from an…

Woman with Vase of Lilies, Illustrated single work, second half 16th century, Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Iran, Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Visit MUSEUMVIEWS Please join Iranica Pictura on Facebook, Pinterest & Tumblr

Woman with Vase of Lilies Date: second half century Geography: Iran Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Dimensions: H. cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art

Shahnameh. Rostam vs Div, maybe. Can a book be a favourite if you haven't finished reading it yet?

Shahnameh by Ferdosi. Rostam vs Div, maybe. Can a book be a favourite if you haven't finished reading it yet?

Chastisement of a Pupil Painting by Muhammad Qasim (active ca. 1600–d. 1659) Date: dated 114 (A.H. 1014/ A.D. 1605–6) Geography: Iran, Mashhad Medium: Ink, watercolor, and gold on paper Dimensions: Painting: H. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm) W. 6 5/16 in. (16 cm) Page: H. 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm) W. 9 in. (22.9 cm) Mat: H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm) W. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm) Frame: H. 21 5/8 in. (55 cm) W. 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm) D. 1 3/16 in. (3 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art 11.84.14

Chastisement of a Pupil Poster Print by Painting by Muhammad Qasim (active ca.

Folio from an unidentified text; recto : inscription and seal; verso: A prince enthroned, surrounded by attendants circa 1425-1430 Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper H: 21.7 W: 13.4 cm Herat, Afghanistan Purchase--Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler S1986.142.1

Folio from an unidentified text; recto : inscription and seal; verso: A prince…

farewel of the friends 16s sa'adi bustan

Exhibition of Persian miniature paintings organized in 2005 by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

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