Persian Miniatures (15th Cent.)

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Khusraw at the castle of Shirin, from a manuscript of the Khusraw and Shirin by Nizami  early 15th century  Timurid period

Khusraw at the castle of Shirin, from a manuscript of the Khusraw and Shirin by Nizami early 15th century Timurid period

The Son Who Mourned His Father: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1487; Timurid Iran (Herat)

The Son Who Mourned His Father: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1487; Timurid Iran (Herat)

Miniatures, Gouache, 23.7x13.7 cm. Origin: Iran, 1431-1431, Timurid Dynasty. Album: The Khamsa by Nizami. Personage: Khusraw. Source of entry: Museum of the Stieglitz School, 1924. School: Herat. Theme: Literature.

Khusraw and Shirin in the Marriage-Bed -

Miniatures, Gouache, 23.7x13.7 cm. Origin: Iran, 1431-1431, Timurid Dynasty. Album: The Khamsa by Nizami. Personage: Khusraw. Source of entry: Museum of the Stieglitz School, 1924. School: Herat. Theme: Literature.

Layla and Majnun Faint on Meeting

Layla and Majnun Faint on Meeting -

Layla and Majnun Faint on Meeting

Khusraw and Shirin in front of the Tents

Khusraw and Shirin in front of the Tents -

Khusraw and Shirin in front of the Tents

Khusraw and Shirin in front of the Tents

Khusraw and Shirin in front of the Tents -

Khusraw and Shirin in front of the Tents

Folio from an unidentified text; Prince and Princess in a Garden  circa 1480  Turkoman period  Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper  H: 25.4 W: 16.1 cm  Iran

Folio from an unidentified text; Prince and Princess in a Garden circa 1480 Turkoman period Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper H: 25.4 W: 16.1 cm Iran

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.

Bahram Gur in the Jellow 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.

Princely Couple Object Name: Illustrated single work Date: 1400–1405 Geography: Iran, possibly Tabriz Culture: Islamic Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Dimensions: H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm) W. 12 9/16 in. (31.9 cm) Classification: Codices

Princely Couple Object Name: Illustrated single work Date: 1400–1405 Geography: Iran, possibly Tabriz Culture: Islamic Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Dimensions: H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm) W. 12 9/16 in. (31.9 cm) Classification: Codices

Folio from an unidentified text; recto : inscription and seal; verso: A prince enthroned, surrounded by attendants circa 1425-1430 Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper H: 21.7 W: 13.4 cm  Herat, Afghanistan  Purchase--Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler S1986.142.1

Folio from an unidentified text; recto : inscription and seal; verso: A prince enthroned, surrounded by attendants circa 1425-1430 Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper H: 21.7 W: 13.4 cm Herat, Afghanistan Purchase--Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler S1986.142.1

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