Iranian miniatures

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ca. 1730. Mughal miniature from Nizami’s famous romance about Khusraw and Shirin written in Iran in the 12th C. Painted in Hyderabad, a state that was created in the Deccan india when the Mughal Empire had begun to disintegrate. The man is in persian garb while the woman wears Indian attire.

ca. 1730. Mughal miniature from Nizami’s famous romance about Khusraw and Shirin written in Iran in the 12th C. Painted in Hyderabad, a state that was created in the Deccan india when the Mughal Empire had begun to disintegrate. The man is in persian garb while the woman wears Indian attire.

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

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

Double-page painting in the Haft Manzar (Seven visages) by Hatifi (d.1521) 1538 (944 A.H.) Signed by Shaykhzada Uzbek period Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper H: 26.2 W: 16.8 D: 2.6 cm Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Double-page painting in the Haft Manzar (Seven visages) by Hatifi (d.1521) 1538 (944 A.H.) Signed by Shaykhzada Uzbek period Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper H: 26.2 W: 16.8 D: 2.6 cm Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Majnun Dies on Layla's Grave  “Two lovers lie awaiting in this Tomb Their resurrection from the grave’s dark womb. Faithful in separation, True in Love One tent will hold them in the world above.”

Majnun Dies on Layla's Grave -

Majnun Dies on Layla's Grave “Two lovers lie awaiting in this Tomb Their resurrection from the grave’s dark womb. Faithful in separation, True in Love One tent will hold them in the world above.”

Youth holding his turban | circa 1630-1640, Safavid period | Opaque watercolor and gold on paper;  Isfahan, Iran

Youth holding his turban | circa 1630-1640, Safavid period | Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; Isfahan, Iran

حضرت علی و حسنین (ع)، قرن 19 ميلادي، حراجی کریستی، گواش آبرنگ و طلا بر روی کاغذ، 36.2 در 22.8 سانتیمتر SHAMA'IL NAMA IRAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY Gold and pigments on paper, 'Ali, Hassan and Husayn depicted in an oval medallion in the centre, angels appear in the sky, bordered with the names of the 14 Innocents, various calligraphic medallions in gold thuluth script around, on profusely illuminated ground in gold and polychrome, on card 36.2x 22.8cm

حضرت علی و حسنین (ع)، قرن 19 ميلادي، حراجی کریستی، گواش آبرنگ و طلا بر روی کاغذ، 36.2 در 22.8 سانتیمتر SHAMA'IL NAMA IRAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY Gold and pigments on paper, 'Ali, Hassan and Husayn depicted in an oval medallion in the centre, angels appear in the sky, bordered with the names of the 14 Innocents, various calligraphic medallions in gold thuluth script around, on profusely illuminated ground in gold and polychrome, on card 36.2x 22.8cm

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; recto: Bahram Gur and the Princess in the Yellow Pavilion; verso: text, Princess telling the story circa 1550   Safavid period   Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper H: 30.3 W: 20.2 cm  Shiraz, Iran

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; recto: Bahram Gur and the Princess in the Yellow Pavilion; verso: text, Princess telling the story circa 1550 Safavid period Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper H: 30.3 W: 20.2 cm Shiraz, Iran

Persian miniature - Miraj of the Prophet by Sultan Muhammad, showing Chinese-influenced clouds and angels, 1539-43

Persian miniature - Miraj of the Prophet by Sultan Muhammad, showing Chinese-influenced clouds and angels, 1539-43

Anthology of Persian Poetry  Object Name: Illustrated manuscript Date: 15th century Geography: Attributed to Iran, Shiraz Medium: Main support: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper Binding: Leather and gold Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 7in. (26.7 x 17.8cm)

Anthology of Persian Poetry Object Name: Illustrated manuscript Date: 15th century Geography: Attributed to Iran, Shiraz Medium: Main support: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper Binding: Leather and gold Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 7in. (26.7 x 17.8cm)


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