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A LARGE QAJAR LACQUERED PAPIER-MACHE CHOUGAN SCENE PANEL, 19TH CENTURY, IRAN. Finely decorated in the Safavid style, of a Persian polo match. 35 inches x 24 inches (89 x 61 cm).

A large Qajar laquered papier-maché. Finely decorated in the Safavid style.

Seated youth in green robe ca. 1600-1610 Safavid period Opaque watercolor and…

Seated youth in green robe ca. Safavid period Opaque watercolor and gold on paper H: W: cm Isfahan, Iran Purchase--Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M.

Partly colored drawing pasted on an album leaf. “A Prince with Courtiers in a Landscape”. Attributed to Muhammad Qasim Iran, Isfahan (Herat); c. 1650

Partly colored drawing pasted on an album leaf. “A Prince with Courtiers in a Landscape”. Attributed to Muhammad Qasim Iran, Isfahan (Herat);

Convivial Party Riza-i Abbasi. Gouache and gold. 26x16.7 cm Iran. Safavid Dynasty. 1612

Riza-i Abbasi Miniatures, Gouache and gold, cm Origin: Iran, Safavid Dynasty This is one of the best works by the renowned artist Riza-i Abbasi. The miniature is the right part of a diptych showing a noble youth feasting in the company of his suite.

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Exhibition of Persian miniature paintings organized in 2005 by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

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.

Rustam fighting Arzhang Div. Folio from Shahnamah Shah Tahmaseb. The yellow background is gold powder, while the river in the bottom is silver.

CE Persian): Shahnama ("Book of Kings")) (c. Century CE Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp, Islamic Safavid Miniature Painting;

An illustrated folio made for Shah Tahmasp of Persia in the 1500s sold for $12.2 million imageMost expensive Islamic art ever sold  This illustration from the Shahnameh, or "Book of Kings," sold for nearly four times pre-sale expectations to an anonymous telephone bidder during a Sotheby's auction in London in May 2011. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/thelife50?op=1#ixzz3O5B04psl

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Can you guess when was this perfect example of illustrated Islamic art,sold in Southeby's May 2011 auction for made for Shah of Persia.

Arts of the Islamic World | Folio from a <i>Khamsa</i> (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); recto: Layla and Majnun at school; verso: text | S1986.286

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami recto: Layla and Majnun at school; verso: text circa Safavid period Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper

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