Illustration depicting Alexander the Great and the seven philosophers (Aristotle, Apollonius of Tyana, Socrates, Plato, Thales, Porphyry, and Hermes). From p.729 of MS Browne 1434, the Khamsa of Nizami (Persian, 1540). This scene comes from the fifth part of the Khamsa, ‘The Book of Alexander’.

Illustration depicting Alexander the Great and the seven philosophers (Aristotle, Apollonius of Tyana, Socrates, Plato, Thales, Porphyry, and Hermes). From p.729 of MS Browne 1434, the Khamsa of Nizami (Persian, 1540). This scene comes from the fifth part of the Khamsa, ‘The Book of Alexander’.

Layla and Qays at school, from the Layla and Majnun chapter of the Khamseh of Nezami

Layla and Qays at school, from the Layla and Majnun chapter of the Khamseh of Nezami

"Birth of Zal", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

"Birth of Zal", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Attributed to Sultan Muhammad: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp (1970.301.2) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Attributed to Sultan Muhammad: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp (1970.301.2) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Leyle ve Mecnun

Leyle ve Mecnun

Khusraw in front of Shirin's Castle

Khusraw in front of Shirin's Castle -

Khusraw in front of Shirin's Castle

A Lady Standing with a Cup of Fruit; a Youth Kneeling with a Wine Bottle and Spray | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A Lady Standing with a Cup of Fruit; a Youth Kneeling with a Wine Bottle and Spray | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Khusraw Kills a Lion with a Punch Outside Shirin's Tent

Khusraw Kills a Lion with a Punch Outside Shirin's Tent -

Khusraw Kills a Lion with a Punch Outside Shirin's Tent

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - "A Youth Fallen From a Tree", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - "A Youth Fallen From a Tree", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

Persian Paintings

Persian Paintings

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