An Ottoman Drawing of a Peri, attributable to Veli Can, Turkey, 16th century

iehudit: Judy Shreve An Ottoman Drawing of a Peri, attributable to Veli Can, Turkey, century PINNED By My Art y Lezama

Illustrations from Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing (Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt - كتاب عجائب المخلوقات وغرائب الموجودات) by Zakarīyā’ ibn Muḥammad al-Qazwīnī, originally published in 1283. The illustrator, copyist and date of the edition are unknown. The nature of paper, script, ink, illumination, and illustrations suggest that it was produced in provincial Mughal India, possibly the Punjab, in the 17th century.

Illustrations from Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing (Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt - كتاب عجائب المخلوقات وغرائب الموجودات) by Zakarīyā’ ibn Muḥammad al-Qazwīnī, originally published in

Peri Riding a Composite Horse, possibly Kashmir, 2nd half of 18th c.

Peri Riding a Composite Horse

Peri Riding a Composite Horse Peri Riding a Composite Horse From the Read Mughal Album Mughal, possibly Kashmir Second half of the century 415 x 300 mm Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1911 MS

Paris or Peris according to ancient scriptures are Female mythical creatures. The Paris (Pari is singular and Paris are plural) are Persian spirits of great beauty who guide the mortals on their way to the Land of the Blessed.

Persian Mythology, Gods & Goddesses, Ancient Iranian Gods 3 - Ahreeman X

Painting (recto). General subject - portrait. A seated peri after Bokhara original. On paper. Calligraphy on reverse.

An angel seated on a carpet Bukhara, Shaybanid dynasty about 1550 AD “The scrolling decoration in the background of this painting is characteristic of the schools of Bukhara and Khurasan.

Mahan in an enchanted garden. ‘Hamsa’ Nizami. Bukhara, 1648 via

Makhan in an enchanted garden, embraced by an ifrit. Illustration from an illuminated manuscript of Nizami’s Khamsa. Central Asia, by an anonymous artist from Bukhara, with possible influences from Mughal painting.

The story of the pari, who teaches the ascetic three ‘Great Names’, each of which, when uttered in an emergency will grant the ascetic’s wish (BL IO Islamic 3241, f. 142r)

The story of the pari, who teaches the ascetic three ‘Great Names’, each of which, when uttered in an emergency will grant the ascetic’s wish (BL IO Islamic f.

Peri - see link for a historical tying together of the Peri and the Jinn fairy traditions

Peri - see link for a historical tying together of the Peri and the Jinn fairy traditions

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