the Sun- Wonders of Creation- illuminated copy of a Persian version of the famous ʿAjā’ib al-makhlūqāt (Wonders of creation) by Zakariyāʾ al-Qazwīnī (d. 682 AH / 1283 CE), composed by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Ṭūsī (fl. sixth century AH / twelfth CE). The text, in black nastaʿlīq script, may have been written by an Iranian scribe in the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE in Ottoman Turkey. Walters Museum

the Sun- Wonders of Creation- illuminated copy of a Persian version of the famous ʿAjā’ib al-makhlūqāt (Wonders of creation) by Zakariyāʾ al-Qazwīnī (d. 682 AH / 1283 CE), composed by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Ṭūsī (fl. sixth century AH / twelfth CE). The text, in black nastaʿlīq script, may have been written by an Iranian scribe in the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE in Ottoman Turkey. Walters Museum

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Persian art at Smithsonian Sackler Art Gallery | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Persian art at Smithsonian Sackler Art Gallery | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Shahnama. - caption: 'The simurgh healing Rustam' | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Shahnama. - caption: 'The simurgh healing Rustam' | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Wonders of creation, Two angels: one like a winged elephant, the other like a fish, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.593, fol. 12a by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr

Wonders of creation, Two angels: one like a winged elephant, the other like a fish, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.593, fol. 12a by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr

Mouse clutching the reins of a camel, Illuminated Manuscript, Collection of poems (masnavi), Walters Art Museum via Flickr

Mouse clutching the reins of a camel, Illuminated Manuscript, Collection of poems (masnavi), Walters Art Museum via Flickr

Krishna dances on the bank of a river to musical accompaniment. Opaque watercolour and gold on paper, India, Northern Deccan or Kishngarh, 1700-30

Krishna dances on the bank of a river to musical accompaniment. Opaque watercolour and gold on paper, India, Northern Deccan or Kishngarh, 1700-30

Gujari Ragini. Opaque watercolour on paper, India, Murshidabad, ca. 1760, ... a young woman playing a vina (stringed instrument) on a waterside terrace, watched by a parakeet, as she awaits her lover

Gujari Ragini (Painting)

Gujari Ragini. Opaque watercolour on paper, India, Murshidabad, ca. 1760, ... a young woman playing a vina (stringed instrument) on a waterside terrace, watched by a parakeet, as she awaits her lover

Harem Night-Bathing Scene (recto): Calligraphy Framed by an Ornamental Border of Flowers and Birds (verso) , ca. 1650 | Cleveland Museum of Art

Harem Night-Bathing Scene (recto): Calligraphy Framed by an Ornamental Border of Flowers and Birds (verso) , ca. 1650 | Cleveland Museum of Art

Aurangzeb and a Nobleman

Aurangzeb and a Nobleman

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