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"Battle between Alexander and Darius", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami

Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably "Battle between Alexander and Darius", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, A. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913

"Rustam Brings the Div King to Kai Kavus for Execution", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp Artist: Painting attributed to Mir Musavvir (active 1525–60) Artist: Painting attributed to Qasim ibn 'Ali Date: ca. 1525–30 Iran, Tabriz Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper Dimensions: Painting: H. 11 3/16 x W. 7 1/8 in. (H. 28.4 x W. 18.1 cm) Entire Page: H. 18 5/8 x W. 12 9/16 in. (H. 47.3 x W. 31.9 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art 1970.301.19

Even with the death of the White Div and the Div General Arzhang, the demons of the Div King of Mazandaran continue to harry the Iranians. At last, Kai Kavus leads his army into battle gainst the divs

یکی نیزه انداخت بر پشت او نگونسار شد خنجر از مشت او کشته شدن تور بر دست منوچهر، برگ مصور از شاهنامه فردوسی، احتمالا شیراز، حدود 1570، ترسایی گواش آبرنگ با طلا بر روی کاغذ مینیاتوری 17 در14.4 سانتیمتر برگ 33.3 در 22 سانتیمتر Illustrated leaf from the Shahnama of Firdausi: Manuchehr kills Tur in battle, Probably Shiraz, Safavid, Persia, Circa 1570 miniature 17 by 14.4cm. leaf 33.3 by 22cm.

یکی نیزه انداخت بر پشت او نگونسار شد خنجر از مشت او کشته شدن تور بر دست منوچهر، برگ مصور از شاهنامه فردوسی، احتمالا شیراز، حدود 1570، ترسایی گواش آبرنگ با طلا بر روی کاغذ مینیاتوری 17 در14.4 سانتیمتر برگ 33.3 در 22 سانتیمتر Illustrated leaf from the Shahnama of Firdausi: Manuchehr kills Tur in battle, Probably Shiraz, Safavid, Persia, Circa 1570 miniature 17 by 14.4cm. leaf 33.3 by 22cm.

"Zahhak is Told His Fate", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

"Zahhak is Told His Fate", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

The Haft Paikar (Seven Portraits) is one of the five poems of the Khamsa of Nizami.  The poetry is mystical, illustrating the supremacy of divine love over earthly pleasures.  In the story, Bahram Gur marries seven princesses from the seven regions of the world and visits each one in her own pavilion on successive nights

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - "Bahram Gur in the Yellow Palace on Sunday", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami Sultan Muhammad Nur (ca.

"Zal Questions Sam's Intentions Regarding the House of Mihrab", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

Zal Questions Sam's Intentions Regarding the House of Mihrab", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, 1530 Tabriz

برگی از شاهنامه شاه طهماسب: طهمورث دیو بند ،اثر سلطان محمد، دوره صفوی، تبریز، در حدود  1525 میلادی . "Tahmuras Defeats the Divs", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp Abu'l Qasim Firdausi  (935–1020) Artist: Painting attributed to Sultan Muhammad (active first half 16th century) Date: ca. 1525 Geography: Iran, Tabriz Culture: Iran Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper Dimensions: Painting: 28.3 cm W. 18.6 cm Entire

Tahmuras Defeats Divs (Abu'l Qasim Firdausi CE Persian): Shahnama (Book of Kings) (Shah Tahmasp) (ca. 1525 CE Safavid Miniature Painting) -Sultan Muhammad (First half Century CE Safavid Persian Painter))

"The Wedding of Siyavush and Farangis", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp  Abu'l Qasim Firdausi  (935–1020)    Artist:      Painting attributed to Qasim ibn 'Ali (active ca. 1525–60)

"The Wedding of Siyavush and Farangis", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp Abu'l Qasim Firdausi Artist: Painting attributed to Qasim ibn 'Ali (active ca.

Vasanti Ragini, Vasant means spring, and here, two women stand in a burgeoning springtime landscape filling baskets with flowers. ca. 1710. Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India. Garland of Musical Modes, Ragamala

Vasanti Ragini, Wife of Hindol Raga; Folio from a Ragamala (Garland of Musical Modes) series, India. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B.

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