Miniature Painting of Polo Match

Miniature Painting of Polo Match

Illustration depicting Khosrow watching Shirin bathing. From p.96 of MS Browne 1434, the Khamsa of Nizami (Persian, 1540). This story comes from the second part of the Khamsa, ‘Khosrow and Shirin’.

Illustration depicting Khosrow watching Shirin bathing. From p.96 of MS Browne 1434, the Khamsa of Nizami (Persian, 1540). This story comes from the second part of the Khamsa, ‘Khosrow and Shirin’.

This watercolour, dating from the very end of the 16th century, shows a horse likely to belong to Shah Abbas as its blanket, feather ornament and brand all suggest it is from the royal stables.

In pictures: The British Museum's Shah Abbas exhibition

This watercolour, dating from the very end of the 16th century, shows a horse likely to belong to Shah Abbas as its blanket, feather ornament and brand all suggest it is from the royal stables.

Woman carrying a cow, Persian, 16th century?

Woman carrying a cow, Persian, 16th century?

A Horse and Groom - Signed by Muhammad `Ali, Persian - 17 century

A Horse and Groom - Signed by Muhammad `Ali, Persian - 17 century

A battle between the hosts of Iran and Turan during the reign of Kay Khusraw from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi early 14th century Mongol period Ink, opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper H: 8.7 W: 17.3 cm Iran Purchase F1929.43 Freer-Sackler | The Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art

A battle between the hosts of Iran and Turan during the reign of Kay Khusraw from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi early 14th century Mongol period Ink, opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper H: 8.7 W: 17.3 cm Iran Purchase F1929.43 Freer-Sackler | The Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art

Livre d'art Le Cantique des oiseaux d'Attar illustré par la peinture en Islam d'orient - Éditions Diane de Selliers

Livre d'art Le Cantique des oiseaux d'Attar illustré par la peinture en Islam d'orient - Éditions Diane de Selliers

Taner Alakuş

Taner Alakuş

Qajar manuscript, Iran. Ali and his sons, Hasan and Hossein.

Qajar manuscript, Iran. Ali and his sons, Hasan and Hossein.

The mode Kedara is visualised as a yogi or ascetic who has withdrawn from the world and sits in serene contemplation before his hermitage in a verdant landscape. There he listens to a raga played by his two disciples on the vina and tanpura. Two dogs, the yogi’s companions in his retreat, also listen attentively to the music. The yogi’s simple dwelling is as usual shown as a palatial domed pavilion.

The mode Kedara is visualised as a yogi or ascetic who has withdrawn from the world and sits in serene contemplation before his hermitage in a verdant landscape. There he listens to a raga played by his two disciples on the vina and tanpura. Two dogs, the yogi’s companions in his retreat, also listen attentively to the music. The yogi’s simple dwelling is as usual shown as a palatial domed pavilion.

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