Babur Entertained by Badi uz-Zaman-Mirza in the Jahan Ara Garden in Herat (lower)    Miniatures from the Babur-nama manuscript. India. Mogul style. Late 16th century    The Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Babur Entertained by Badi uz-Zaman-Mirza in the Jahan Ara Garden in Herat (lower) Miniatures from the Mughal Babur-nama manuscript. The Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

A PRINCE AND ATTENDANTS  PERSIAN, 16TH CENTURY   BRILLIANT COLOR AND GOLD

Couple with attendants Persian century Object Place, Bukhara, Central Asia Dimensions Overall: x 6 cm x 2 in.) Accession Number Medium or Technique Opaque color and gold on paper

Ottoman Dining, 16th century

Figure A banquet given by the commander-in-chief Lala Mustafa Pasha to the janissaries in Izmit, 5 April Topkapi Palace Museum Library, MS fol.

Doctors made big scientific advances in medicine during the Islamic empire. Islamic doctors began by collecting all the medical observations and logic of Hippocrates and his followers, and Galen, combined with the work of the Indian doctors Sushruta and Charaka, whose books were translated into Arabic about 750 AD.

Arab physicians added hundreds of medicines to those recorded by the Greeks. In this Ottoman manuscript, two doctors give instructions on the preparation of prescriptions.

This painting comes from the Khamsa of Nizami, a book of masterpiece illustrations produced in mid-16th-century Tabriz. It depicts an episode in the 12th-century Persian epic tale of Majnun—shown here in chains—and Layla, who awaits his arrival at her tent. In the background, at upper right, artist Mir Sayyid Ali included four cooks: One holds meat over a fire tend- ed by another; one brings a bowl, and one woman uses both hands to roll what is likely reshteh, a Persian word for pasta.

All the pretty tents! This painting comes from the Khamsa of Nizami, a book of masterpiece illustrations produced in Tabriz.

Bir gurmedir :  Gittiği yerlerin mutfak kültürüyle ilgili ayrıntılı bilgiler veren Çelebi, ağzının tadını bilen biridir. Bazı yemekleri “övülmeye değer” nitelemesiyle vurgulayarak hem katıldığı ziyafetlerde yediği hem de şöyle bir gördüğü birçok yemeğe eserinde yer vermiştir.

Bir gurmedir : Gittiği yerlerin mutfak kültürüyle ilgili ayrıntılı bilgiler veren Çelebi, ağzının tadını bilen biridir. Bazı yemekleri “övülmeye değer” nitelemesiyle vurgulayarak hem katıldığı ziyafetlerde yediği hem de şöyle bir gördüğü birçok yemeğe eserinde yer vermiştir.

Venetians, Turks and others would have met in markets like this one in the Jerrahpasha district of Constantinople, across the Golden Horn from the Venetians’ trading centers. The spiral column shown in this illustration from a 16th-century Ottoman manuscript was erected in about 405 by the Eastern Roman emperor Arcadius.

Venetians, Turks and others would have met in markets like this one in the…

Folio from an album; A School Scene  circa 1540    Mir Sayyid Ali   Safavid period

School scene circa 1540 Mir Sayyid Ali Safavid period Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper H: W: cm Tabriz, Iran Purchase--Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M.

Safavid food 1550

Food

برگی از فالنامه امام جعفر صادق(ع)، یوسف نشسته بر تخت میلادی، قزوین Folio from a Falnama (Book of omens), recto: Joseph enthroned; verso: text mid Safavid period Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper H: W: cm Qazvin, Iran

AN ILLUSTRATED AND ILLUMINATED LEAF FROM A MANUSCRIPT OF KHAMSA'S NIZAMI: DARA LISTENING TO ISKANDER'S LETTER, PERSIA, SAFAVID, SHIRAZ, 16TH CENTURY

An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Khamsa's Nizami: Dara listening to Iskander's letter, Persia, Safavid, Shiraz, century

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