"Jonah and the Whale", Folio from a Jami al-Tavarikh (Compendium of Chronicles) Object Name: Painting Date: ca. 1400 Geography: Iran Culture: Islamic Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper
Warrior-and-an-Emaciated-Horse.jpg Author: Mu'in Musawvir Miniatures, Indian ink and watercolour, cm Origin: Iran, Second half of the century Album: Album of Polovtsov Source of entry: Museum of the Stieglitz School, 1924
A Young Man Offering a Cup of Wine to a Girl Persian, Safavid, century possibly Herat, Afghanistan or Iran Dimensions Overall: x cm x 9 in.) Medium or Technique Album leaf; painting and calligraphy on paper
The Simurgh is the magical mythical bird of ancient Persia, who saved the abandoned albino infant Zal and raised him as his own. He later joined his father as a champion warrior of Iran. His son became the even more famous warrior, Rustam.