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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 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.

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 Babur-nama manuscript. India. Mogul style. Late 16th century The Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art  exhibition on Persian manuscript painting

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition on Persian manuscript painting

Mirza aga Emami میرزا آقا امامی نگارگر تولد: 1260 درگذشت: 1356

Mirza aga Emami میرزا آقا امامی نگارگر تولد: 1260 درگذشت: 1356

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)

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)

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 1524–25; Safavid Afghanistan (Herat)

Khusraw and Shirin in the Marriage-Bed

Khusraw and Shirin in the Marriage-Bed

Ottoman gardens,15th century miniature.

Ottoman gardens,15th century miniature.

Folio from an album; recto: A prince feasts | 1630s | Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper; H: 39.9 W: 26.3 cm; Isfahan, Iran

Folio from an album; recto: A prince feasts | 1630s | Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper; H: 39.9 W: 26.3 cm; Isfahan, Iran

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

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

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