Mughal manuscript attributed to Abu’l Hasan, 1605-08. In the center a very large tree with mult-colored leaves filling most of the page. Squirrels scamper on the branches as a man attempts to get a foothold.

Squirrels in a Plane Tree. Ascribed to the artist Abu’l Hasan, Mughal India British Library Çınar ağacı

Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)."Laila and Majnun in School", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, A.H. 931/A.D. 1524–25. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913 (13.228.7.7) | One of the best-known stories of Nizami’s Khamsa is that of Laila and Majnun, a tale akin to that of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. This folio illustrates their meeting at the  school where they fall in love at first sight.

One of the best-known stories of Nizami’s Khamsa (Quintet) is that of Laila and Majnun, a tale akin to that of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. This folio illustrates their meeting at the madrasa (school) where they fall in love at first sight

Hafiz / Persian Poet

File:Divan von Hafiz - Poetry, wine and gardens are common elements in Persian Miniature - 1585

A YOUTHFUL MUSICIAN, PERSIA, SAFAVID, ISFAHAN OR KHURASAN, LATE 16TH CENTURY Gouache heightened with gold on paper, depicting a youth playing a stringed instrument facing right, a blue tunic over his short grey trousers, laid down on an album page flecked with gold, margins ruled in blue, white and gold, old collection labels to reverse

Late century Youthful Musician from Persia, gouache heightened with gold on paper: 22 by leaf: 46 by

Woman Applying Henna Object Name: Album leaf Date: late 16th century Geography: Iran

Woman applying henna, Iran, late century “This painting is a rare depiction of a young woman applying henna to her feet, a ritual associated with rite of passage celebrations, specifically.

Bahram Gur in the Turquoise Pavilion: Page from a manuscript of the Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, dated 1524–25; Safavid  Afghanistan (Herat)

Bahram Gur in the Turquoise Pavilion (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja (ca.

Sultan Muhammad Nur (ca. 1472–ca. 1536). "The Mi'raj or The Night Flight of Muhammad on his Steed Buraq", Folio from a Bustan of Sa`di, ca.1525-35. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Louis V. Bell Fund and The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1974 (1974.294.2) #horses

"The Mi'raj or The Night Flight of Muhammad on his Steed Buraq", Folio from a Bustan of Sa`di, Sultan Muhammad Nur (ca. Ink, gold, and colors on paper

The Sumptuous Persian Costumes

The history of the feminine costume in the world. The Sumptuous Persian Costumes. Paul Louis de Giafferri, New York.

Smithsonian Sackler Art Gallery | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Smithsonian Sackler Art Gallery Do you dream of genies? In Turkish folklore, they aren't at all what you'd expect.

Obras_Maestras_de_la_Miniatura_Persa,_Zahhak_y_serpientes-_del_Shahname_de_Ferdowsi,_Edición_Shah_Tahmasbi_-3_0.jpg (2589×4024)

Masterpieces of Persian miniature, Zahhak and snakes- taken from the Shahnameh by Ferdowsi, Shah Tahmasbi Edition - 40

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