Lovers in a Landscape • Persian, Safavid Period, second half of 16th century Mashhad or Qazvin, Iran DIMENSIONS W: 9 x L: 18 cm (3 9/16 x 7 1/16 in.) MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE Opaque watercolor on paper Hanging from the belt of this young lover is a tapered knife ("kard") in a long sheath. Although employed as a weapon to pierce mail, the "kard" became a popular item of dress for both men and women, used as a utility knife to cut fruit or other mundane items.

Lovers in a Landscape Persian Safavid Period second half of century Object Place: Mashhad or Qazvin, Iran

Babur Entertained by Badi uz-Zaman-Mirza in the Jahan Ara Garden in Herat (lower)    Miniatures from the Babur-nama manuscript. India. Mogul style. Late 16th century    The Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Babur Entertained by Badi uz-Zaman-Mirza in the Jahan Ara Garden in Herat (lower) Miniatures from the Mughal Babur-nama manuscript. The Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

The Man and the Ruffian: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid Iran (Isfahan)

Farid al-Din `Attar, “A Ruffian Spares the Life of a Poor Man”, Folio from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)

Bahram Gur in the Turquoise Pavilion: Page from a manuscript of the Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, dated 1524–25; Safavid  Afghanistan (Herat)

Bahram Gur in the Turquoise Pavilion: Page from a manuscript of the Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, dated Safavid Afghanistan (Herat)

Khusraw and Shirin in the Marriage-Bed

Khusraw and Shirin in the Marriage-Bed -

Khusraw-and-Shirin-in-the-Marriage-Bed.jpg Gouache, cm Origin: Iran, Timurid Dynasty Album: The Khamsa by Nizami Personage: Khusraw Source of entry: Museum of the Stieglitz School, 1924 School: Herat Theme: Literature

Ottoman gardens,15th century miniature.

For all their later influence on the West, Ottoman gardens themselves had been much influenced by both Byzantine gardens and gardens from other Islamic lands—notably Persia, where this miniature shows a walled garden in the century.

from an Arabic translation of the Materia medica by Dioscorides 13th century

Watercolor Illustration from an Herbal Manuscript -- Century -- Iraq or Syria -- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Persian Miniature Painting: A City Dweller Desecrates a Garden I have been studying a possible attribution of this this miniature to Abdollah-e Mozahheb. Previously it has been attributed to an unnamed artist who Stuart Cary Welch labeled "Painter D".2. I certainly stop short of attributing all the Painter D works to Abdollah-e Mozahheb but I fail to see the unity of origin for the group that Welch saw. This work is typical of the work of Abdollah-e Mozahheb, In some areas such as the roof…

Head of male Seljuq royal figure, c. Birth of the Prophet Muhammad by Jami Birth of the Prophet .

(1632) A physician talking to a patient in a garden; cover of the Canon of Medicine. [Lacquered binding board] (The Wellcome Collection).

A physician talking to a patient in a garden: lacquered binding board cover of…

Shirin Examines the Portrait of Khusraw

Shirin Examines the Portrait of Khusraw -

Miniature from Gulistan (Rose Garden) by Sa'di (1427)

The poet Sa'di converses by night with a young friend in a garden. Miniature from Gulistan Sa'di. - Gulistan (book) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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