Jahangir in Darbar, from the Jahangir-nama, c. 1620. Gouache on paper.

Jahangir in Darbar, from the Jahangir-nama, c. 1620. Gouache on paper.

Depicting the Persian hero Bahram Gur hunting with his harp‑playing companion Azada, this painting is one of five illustrations created for a fifteenth-century manuscript of Nizami’s Haft Paikar (Seven Portraits)

Depicting the Persian hero Bahram Gur hunting with his harp‑playing companion Azada, this painting is one of five illustrations created for a fifteenth-century manuscript of Nizami’s Haft Paikar (Seven Portraits)

Vasanta Ragini from the Manley Ragamala. Man (Krishna) with vina in field surrounded by women musicians. Provincial Mughal style, circa 1610. Rajasthan, Amber.

Vasanta Ragini from the Manley Ragamala. Man (Krishna) with vina in field surrounded by women musicians. Provincial Mughal style, circa 1610. Rajasthan, Amber.

Vasant Ragini,17thC Rajasthan, Amber

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Vasant Ragini,17thC Rajasthan, Amber

Runaway Gypsy......

Runaway Gypsy......

A daily aesthetic promenade: The poetic painting of the Islamic world: a neglected art

A daily aesthetic promenade: The poetic painting of the Islamic world: a neglected art

Dervish with a Lion, from Shah Jahan's album. Painting by Padarath Calligrapher: Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi (active late 15th–early 16th century) Date: verso: ca.1630; recto: ca. 1500. http://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/is/original/DP164662.jpg

Dervish with a Lion, from Shah Jahan's album. Painting by Padarath Calligrapher: Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi (active late 15th–early 16th century) Date: verso: ca.1630; recto: ca. 1500. http://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/is/original/DP164662.jpg

Untitled (Dodo) - Ustad Mansur

Untitled (Dodo) - Ustad Mansur

The Conference of the Birds: from the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din Attar, ca. 1600

The Conference of the Birds: from the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din Attar, ca. 1600

Persian miniature art

Persian miniature art

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