Three horses galloping across a bare landscape. Painted in gouache on paper. Perhaps from a manuscript illustrating the capture of Rakhsh by Rustam, as described in the Shahnameh. Mid 16th century, Persian (modern Iran).
A mythical tree, a vak-vak (or talking) tree. The limbs of this type of tree terminate in the heads of different animals as well as humans. The heads purportedly talked. The image above (from a Persian miniature) illustrates the legend that such a tree informed Alexander the Great of his early death. (namopanik)
7 sufi masters trying to have one dream together (Persian drawing 12th century)
Painting by Riza-yi `Abbasi (ca. 1565–1635). The Lovers, dated A.H. 1039/ A.D. 1630. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Francis M. Weld Gift, 1950 (50.164)
Cahide Keskiner - Minyatür Sanatında Doğa Çizim ve Boyama Teknikleri Değişik şekillerde ağaç boyamaları
Ağaç motifleri - Cahide Keskiner
Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)."Laila and Majnun in School", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, A.H. 931/A.D. 1524–25. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913 (184.108.40.206) | One of the best-known stories of Nizami’s Khamsa 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 school where they fall in love at first sight.
Persian Miniature Art: Tabriz Bookcover circa 1540 This magnificent cover is currently in the collection of the British Museum and is Plate 1 in Sheila Canby's book Persian Painting.
Detail of Bahrain Qur Pins the Coupling Onagers from Shah Tahmasp's Shah-nama (Book of kings), fol. 568r, by Mir Sayyid Ali, ca. 1533-35. Tabriz, Persia. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Shah Jahan Hunting Deer with Trained Cheetahs (detail), ca. 1710. Mughal.