"Iskandar in the Presence of the Brahmins", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi Date: ca. 1330–40 Geography: Iran, probably Isfahan Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper Dimensions: Page: 8 1/16 x 4 7/8 in. (20.5 x 12.4 cm) Painting: 1 7/8 x 4 5/16 in. (4.8 x 11 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art 1974.290.32

"Iskandar in the Presence of the Brahmins", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi Date: ca. 1330–40 Geography: Iran, probably Isfahan Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper Dimensions: Page: 8 1/16 x 4 7/8 in. (20.5 x 12.4 cm) Painting: 1 7/8 x 4 5/16 in. (4.8 x 11 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art 1974.290.32

Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad al-Qazwīnī: ‘Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing)

Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad al-Qazwīnī: ‘Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing)

1200s: illustrated version of Abu Yahya Zakariya' ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini's "Wonders of Creation". And yet again, FURRIES RUIN EVERYTHING

1200s: illustrated version of Abu Yahya Zakariya' ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini's "Wonders of Creation". And yet again, FURRIES RUIN EVERYTHING

From the Asian and African Studies blog post '15,000 images of Persian Manuscripts Online'. Image: From Naṣr Allāh Munshī's Kalīlah va Dimnah dated 707/1307-8

From the Asian and African Studies blog post '15,000 images of Persian Manuscripts Online'. Image: From Naṣr Allāh Munshī's Kalīlah va Dimnah dated 707/1307-8

Reclining youth circa 1610-1620 Safavid period Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper H: 39.9 W: 26.8 cm Isfahan, Iran Purchase--Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler S1986.317

Reclining youth circa 1610-1620 Safavid period Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper H: 39.9 W: 26.8 cm Isfahan, Iran Purchase--Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler S1986.317

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

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

Persian Women Accessories

Persian Women Accessories

Keir-Collection-Khosrow-Nezami.jpg 1.068×1.600 piksel

Keir-Collection-Khosrow-Nezami.jpg 1.068×1.600 piksel

Rustam fights with Isfandiyar

Rustam fights with Isfandiyar

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