Ottoman dental book showing molars infected with toothworms. As early as…

Ottoman dental book showing molars infected with toothworms. As early as Babylonian times and lasting well into the 18 century, it was thought that a toothache was caused by worms. The theory was disproved by Jacob Christian Schaffer in Tooth worms?

Folio from a Mu'nis al-Abrar fi Deqa'iq al-Ash'ar; top: The Moon and Fish; bottom: Twelve different birds in 2 registers  1341  Il-Khanid period   Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper  H: 10.3 W: 12.6 cm   Shiraz, Iran

Folio from a Mu'nis al-Abrar fi Deqa'iq al-Ash'ar (Free Man's Guide to the Subtleties of Poetry) by Badr al-Din Jajarmi (d. The Zodiac Constellation of Pisces, the moon, and two registers of birds; reverse: text: verses of poem

Persian; from the "Seven Poets Anthology" of 1398: a magical mountain in an everlasting spring

A daily aesthetic promenade: The poetic painting of the Islamic world: a neglected art

Portrait of a lady in green. Tempera and gold ink on paper. Formerly attributed to: Riza-yi 'Abbasi (falsely) 1600 (circa),  Iran

Tempera and gold ink on paper. Formerly attributed to: Riza-yi 'Abbasi (falsely) 1600 (circa), Iran

Woman carrying a cow, Persian, 16th century?

Woman carrying a cow, Persian, century? Nizami's story of Fitnah and Bahram Gur.

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);

Safavid Period, Persia

Erotic Scene Persian 1660 Object Place, Iran Dimensions W: x L: cm x 4 in.) Accession Number Medium or Technique Ink, gold and color on paper Not On View Collections Asia

Mughal Miniature - Akbarnama Red Fort at Agra during construction - from the Akbarnama Akbarnama, is the official chronicle of the reign of Akbar, the third Mughal Emperor, commissioned by Akbar himself by his court historian and biographer, Abul Fazl who was one of the nine jewels in Akbar's court.

Mughal Miniature - Akbarnama Red Fort at Agra during construction - from the Akbarnama Akbarnama, is the official chronicle of the reign of Akbar, the third Mughal Emperor, commissioned by Akbar himself by his court historian and biographer, Abul Fazl who was one of the nine jewels in Akbar's court.

Akbarnama the Battle of Patan and the victory of the Mughal army led by Qutb ad-Din Khan and Azim Khan over the rebels Muhammad Husain Mirza and Sher Khan Fuladi at Gujarat, north-west India, in 1572. by La'l & Mani ca. 1586 - ca. 1589 V&A

Qutb ad-Din Khan and Muhammad Husain Mirza

Victory of Azim Khan over Muhammed Husain Mizza at Sher Skan Fuladi in Gujarat in From an Akbar-nama manuscript Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Reza Abbassi

Top: Head of a youth; Bottom: Old man drawn up cloth over his head Riza Abbasi ca. Safavid period Ink on paper H: W: cm Isfahan, Iran Purchase--Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M.

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