Holy and sacred image of a Persian woman drinking from the Elixir of the Soul (water poured forth from container), meaning is the Dreamer who dreams from the soul. Painting on the wall of Chehel Sotoun pavilion in Isfahan, Iran, century
Woman with a spray of flowers ca. 1595 Safavid period Opaque watercolor and gold on paper H: W: cm Isfahan, Iran Purchase--Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M.
Riza-i Abbasi Miniatures, Gouache and gold, cm Origin: Iran, Safavid Dynasty This is one of the best works by the renowned artist Riza-i Abbasi. The miniature is the right part of a diptych showing a noble youth feasting in the company of his suite.
MINIATURES FROM THE KHAMSEH OF NIZAMI SAFAVID SHIRAZ, 16TH CENTURY Gouache on paper heightened with gold,miniature from the story of Khusraw and Shirin depicting a polo game with two double minaret-shaped goals and four players, crowds watch around, both with a line of text above and below, laid down on gold speckled pink or blue paper margins between gold and polychrome borders, the reverse mounted to the side with 10 or 11ll. of black nasta'liq arranged in two columns, mounted. (30 x…