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Study of the moon and stars.  Ottoman miniature from 17th century.   Istanbul.

Study of the moon and stars. Ottoman miniature from 17th century. Istanbul.

Persian miniature paintings

Persian miniature paintings

miniature from a persian manuscript of 1398, written in bihbahan, nr shiraz

miniature from a persian manuscript of 1398, written in bihbahan, nr shiraz

Ottoman miniature - Turkey

Ottoman miniature - Turkey

7 sufi masters trying to have one dream together (Persian drawing 12th century)

7 sufi masters trying to have one dream together (Persian drawing 12th century)

Rumi

The Life of Rumi in Rare Islamic Manuscript Paintings from the 1590s

Rumi

Persian

Persian

kumaliza: Amazing Indo-Persian manuscript illumination on a page of a 15th century Qur’an. Because illuminated manuscripts are the highest ...

kumaliza: Amazing Indo-Persian manuscript illumination on a page of a 15th century Qur’an. Because illuminated manuscripts are the highest ...

Woman dancer Persian Painting Musee du Louvre. Manuscript. Inv. 7131 Later Safavid painting of Isfahan Iran -- Isfahan Safavids - Iran -- 17th century Women dancers c. 1630 Current Exhibition Site Musee du Louvre

Woman dancer Persian Painting Musee du Louvre. Manuscript. Inv. 7131 Later Safavid painting of Isfahan Iran -- Isfahan Safavids - Iran -- 17th century Women dancers c. 1630 Current Exhibition Site Musee du Louvre

From an exhibition of Persian miniature paintings organized in 2005 by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

From an exhibition of Persian miniature paintings organized in 2005 by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

The simurgh is depicted in Iranian art, gigantic enough to carry off an elephant or a whale. It appears as a kind of peacock. The simurgh is inherently benevolent. This giant birdlike creature is so old that it has seen the world destroyed three times over, and thus possesses the knowledge of all the ages.

The simurgh is depicted in Iranian art, gigantic enough to carry off an elephant or a whale. It appears as a kind of peacock. The simurgh is inherently benevolent. This giant birdlike creature is so old that it has seen the world destroyed three times over, and thus possesses the knowledge of all the ages.

Rosette (shamsa) bearing the name and titles of Emperor Shah Jahan (r. 1628–58), Mughal, 17th century Attributed to India Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

Rosette (shamsa) bearing the name and titles of Emperor Shah Jahan (r. 1628–58), Mughal, 17th century Attributed to India Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

A Kneeling Man by Kamal-ud-din Behzad. ca. 1470-1535

A Kneeling Man by Kamal-ud-din Behzad. ca. 1470-1535

Persian miniature

Persian miniature

Hanuman carrying the mountain. Illustration for a persian translation of the Hindu epic the Ramayana, 1597-1605. Mughal India.

Hanuman carrying the mountain. Illustration for a persian translation of the Hindu epic the Ramayana, 1597-1605. Mughal India.

“I love you neither with my heart nor with my mind. Just in case heart might stop, mind can forget. I love you with my soul. Soul never stops or forgets.” Rumi

“I love you neither with my heart nor with my mind. Just in case heart might stop, mind can forget. I love you with my soul. Soul never stops or forgets.” Rumi