Miniatures & illustrations from East

The word miniature, derived from the Latin minium, red lead, is a picture in an ancient or medieval illuminated manuscript; the simple decoration of the early codices having been miniated or delineated with that pigment. The generally small scale of the medieval pictures has led secondly to an etymological confusion of the term with minuteness and to its application to small paintings especially portrait miniatures.
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Study of the moon and stars. Ottoman miniature from 17th century. Istanbul.

Study of the moon and stars. Ottoman miniature from 17th century. Istanbul.

Turkish Miniature, Noah's Ark.  A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this mid-20th century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a 19th century Islamic manuscript. http://www.silkroad1.com/items/391331/item391331store.html

Turkish Miniature, Noah's Ark. A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this mid-20th century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a 19th century Islamic manuscript. http://www.silkroad1.com/items/391331/item391331store.html

Map of the fortress of Alanya (Turkey) from Book on Navigation, Walters Art Museum

Map of the fortress of Alanya (Turkey) from Book on Navigation, Walters Art Museum

ca. 1730.N. India. Mughal miniature of a 12th C. iranian romance. The man is in persian garb while the woman wears Indian attire.

ca. 1730.N. India. Mughal miniature of a 12th C. iranian romance. The man is in persian garb while the woman wears Indian attire.

"Chand Bibi hawking with attendants in a landscape", ca. 1700, India, Deccan, source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Chand Bibi hawking with attendants in a landscape", ca. 1700, India, Deccan, source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A Floral Fantasy

A Floral Fantasy

Medieval - Manuscript - (43) Great site for vintage images

Medieval - Manuscript - (43) Great site for vintage images

Ustad Mansur, Mughal artist, 1625

Ustad Mansur, Mughal artist, 1625

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Persian miniature

Persian miniature

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