One of the best-known stories of Nizami’s Khamsa (Quintet) is that of Laila and Majnun, a tale akin to that of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. This folio illustrates their meeting at the madrasa (school) where they fall in love at first sight
Riza-i Abbasi Miniatures, Gouache and gold, cm Origin: Iran, Safavid Dynasty This is one of the best works by the renowned artist Riza-i Abbasi. The miniature is the right part of a diptych showing a noble youth feasting in the company of his suite.
Takyuddin et d'autres astronomes de l'Observatoire de Galata fondé en 1557 par le sultan Soliman. L'exercice 1404 Miniature du Sehinsahname de Murad III, c.1581. École turque (16ème siècle). Bibliothèque de l'Université d'Istanbul, Istanbul, Turquie