Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition on Persian manuscript painting in 2006
f. 240b. Kay Khusraw battles Shide. Both are on horseback, the king pursuing Shide and hitting him on the back of his head. A slain warrior?s head is lying on the ground, near a broken sword. Other warriors are looking from a distance. Two banners exceed the frame of the miniature. Shahnama Firdawsī, Manṣūr b. Ḥasan (c. 934-c. 1020) 840/1437 Or. 494, Leiden University Library
Bahram Gur in the Sandal-Wood Pavilion -
Bahram Gur in the Sandal-Wood Pavilion
Arts of the Islamic World | Folio from a <i>Khamsa</i> (Quintet) by Nizami; recto: Shirin seated with Farhad by the milk conduit; verso: text | S1986.200
Alexandre sous larbre qui parle (waq-waq), artiste anonyme, miniature persane, XVIe siècle. Bibliothèque du musée de Topkapi, Istanbul.
Shahnameh - Book of Kings... The work is of central importance in Persian culture, regarded as a literary masterpiece, and definitive of ethno-national cultural identity of modern-day Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. It is also important to the contemporary adherents of Zoroastrianism, in that it traces the historical links between the beginnings of the religion with the death of the last Sassanid ruler of Persia during the Muslim conquest and an end to the Zoroastrian influence in Iran
An Amir Seated Beneath a Tree Persian, Safavid, about 1557 Possibly by Shaykh Muhammad, Persian probably Mashhad, Iran, Opaque watercolor on paper
Bahram Gur in the Blue Pavilion -
Miniatures, Gouache, 23.7x13.7 cm. Origin: Iran, 1431-1431, Timurid Dynasty. Album: The Khamsa by Nizami. Personage: Bahram Gur. Source of entry: First Branch of the State Hermitage Museum, 1924. School: Herat. Theme: Literature.
Majnun Trading his Clothes for the Captured Stag -
Majnun Trading his Clothes for the Captured Stag. Persian miniature painting.