18th century Persian Miniature

18th century Persian Miniature

AN OTTOMAN DRAWING OF A PERI, TURKEY, 16TH CENTURY

AN OTTOMAN DRAWING OF A PERI, TURKEY, 16TH CENTURY

Shaikh Mihna and the Peasant: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1487; Timurid  Iran (Herat)

Shaikh Mihna and the Peasant: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1487; Timurid Iran (Herat)

"Bahram Gur's Skill with the Bow", Folio from a Haft Paikar (Seven Portraits) of the Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)

"Bahram Gur's Skill with the Bow", Folio from a Haft Paikar (Seven Portraits) of the Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)

Youth holding a candle and an incense burner, ca. 1640 Iranian, Safavid period

Youth holding a candle and an incense burner, ca. 1640 Iranian, Safavid period

Yusuf and Zulaykha (Verso); Illustration and Text (Persian Verses); Anthology with some verses from Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) of Jami | Cleveland Museum of Art

Yusuf and Zulaykha (Verso); Illustration and Text (Persian Verses); Anthology with some verses from Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) of Jami | Cleveland Museum of Art

Sagittarius These images come form an egyptian manuscript from the 14th/15th centuries. It reproduces a persian astrological treatise from ~9th century - 'Kitâb al-Mawalid' - by Abû Ma'shar, said to have been the most influential document in the development of western astrology. [I believe it is otherwise known as 'The Book of Nativities' or 'The Book of Revolution of the Birth Years'.]

Sagittarius These images come form an egyptian manuscript from the 14th/15th centuries. It reproduces a persian astrological treatise from ~9th century - 'Kitâb al-Mawalid' - by Abû Ma'shar, said to have been the most influential document in the development of western astrology. [I believe it is otherwise known as 'The Book of Nativities' or 'The Book of Revolution of the Birth Years'.]

14th-century Persian manuscript

14th-century Persian manuscript

Gaykhatu was the fifth Ilkhanate ruler in Iran. He reigned from 1291 to 1295.During his reign, Gaykhatu was a noted dissolute who was addicted to wine, women, and sodomy, according to Mirkhond.

Gaykhatu was the fifth Ilkhanate ruler in Iran. He reigned from 1291 to 1295.During his reign, Gaykhatu was a noted dissolute who was addicted to wine, women, and sodomy, according to Mirkhond.

Ghazan (center) - Mahmud Ghazan (1271–1304) was the seventh ruler of the Mongol Empire's Ilkhanate division in modern-day Iran from 1295 to 1304. He was the son of Arghun and Quthluq Khatun, continuing a line of rulers who were direct descendants of Genghis Khan. Considered the most prominent of the Ilkhans, he is best known for making a political conversion to Islam in 1295 when he took the throne, marking a turning point for the dominant religion of Mongols in Central Asia.

Ghazan (center) - Mahmud Ghazan (1271–1304) was the seventh ruler of the Mongol Empire's Ilkhanate division in modern-day Iran from 1295 to 1304. He was the son of Arghun and Quthluq Khatun, continuing a line of rulers who were direct descendants of Genghis Khan. Considered the most prominent of the Ilkhans, he is best known for making a political conversion to Islam in 1295 when he took the throne, marking a turning point for the dominant religion of Mongols in Central Asia.

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