A woman having wine in solitude. A wall painting from Chehel Sotoun pavilion in Isfahan, Iran, 17th century

Holy and sacred image of a Persian woman drinking from the Elixir of the Soul (water poured forth from container), meaning is the Dreamer who dreams from the soul. Painting on the wall of Chehel Sotoun pavilion in Isfahan, Iran, century


Shakiba, an Iranian artist s rendering of Artemis , the first female Iranian admiral.

Hafiz of Persia

Mawlana Jalaluddin Mohammad Rumi September 1207 – 17 December is a Persian poet, jurist, theologian and Sufi mystic. His greatest works include the Masnavi and divan sham-i-tabrizi.


A young Turkish lady, dressed to go visit friends. Late-Ottoman urban style, circa Painting by Giovanni Costa (Italian artist,