The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

Click to zoom Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Shirin before Shiruya; verso: text

Click to zoom Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Shirin before Shiruya; verso: text

Reinette: Persian Art,Miniature and Painting

Reinette: Persian Art,Miniature and Painting

Reinette: Persian Art,Miniature and Painting

Reinette: Persian Art,Miniature and Painting

Faridun Embraces Manuchihr | برگی از شاهنامه شاه تهماسب: است… | Flickr

Faridun Embraces Manuchihr | برگی از شاهنامه شاه تهماسب: است… | Flickr

Folio From The Shahnama Of Shah Isma'Il: Isfandiyar Kills The Simurgh | The Aga Khan Museum: Arts of the Book: Illustrated Texts, Miniatures - Safavid, 1576-77 CE

Folio From The Shahnama Of Shah Isma'Il: Isfandiyar Kills The Simurgh | The Aga Khan Museum: Arts of the Book: Illustrated Texts, Miniatures - Safavid, 1576-77 CE

Miniature from a copy of Nizami’s Khamsa. “Iskander Watching the Sirens” Iran, Shiraz; 1463 Leaf: 33.3 × 22.8 cm

Miniature from a copy of Nizami’s Khamsa. “Iskander Watching the Sirens” Iran, Shiraz; 1463 Leaf: 33.3 × 22.8 cm

An Illustrated and Illuminated manuscript of Nizami's Haft Paykar ('Seven Princesses') and Layla wa Majnun, Persia, Safavid, probably Shiraz, circa 1590

An Illustrated and Illuminated manuscript of Nizami's Haft Paykar ('Seven Princesses') and Layla wa Majnun, Persia, Safavid, probably Shiraz, circa 1590

Persian manuscript page. http://glipho.com/thetextileblog/the-influence-of-persian-decorative-creativity

Persian manuscript page. http://glipho.com/thetextileblog/the-influence-of-persian-decorative-creativity

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