Turkish Miniature, Noah's Ark. A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this mid-20th century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a 19th century Islamic manuscript.

Turkish Miniature, Noah's Ark. A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this mid-20th century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a 19th century Islamic manuscript.

JOJO POST FATHER: 15th Cent. miniature, Shiraz Iran. From an anthology of Persian Poetry @Matt Nickles Valk Chuah Met.

JOJO POST FATHER: 15th Cent. miniature, Shiraz Iran. From an anthology of Persian Poetry @Matt Nickles Valk Chuah Met.

Portrait of Sultan Ahmet I (r. 1603–17), early 17th century. Turkey. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1944 (44.30) #mustache #movember

Portrait of Sultan Ahmet I (r. 1603–17), early 17th century. Turkey. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1944 (44.30) #mustache #movember

Seemorgh and Zaal, 16th century Persian miniature

Seemorgh and Zaal, 16th century Persian miniature

Tulip from Istanbul's palace gardens • miniature painting by Abdullah Buhari • 16th Century

Tulip from Istanbul's palace gardens • miniature painting by Abdullah Buhari • 16th Century

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.

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.

Portrait of Sultan Mustafa I, early 18th century. Turkey. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Friends of Islamic Art Gifts, 2012 (2012.135) #mustache #movember

Portrait of Sultan Mustafa I, early 18th century. Turkey. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Friends of Islamic Art Gifts, 2012 (2012.135) #mustache #movember

The Conference of the Birds: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din Attar [Iran (Isfahan)]

The Conference of the Birds: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din Attar [Iran (Isfahan)]

An Ottoman Drawing of a Peri, attributable to Veli Can, Turkey, 16th century

An Ottoman Drawing of a Peri, attributable to Veli Can, Turkey, 16th century

A persian miniature by mohammad Yousef 16th century

A persian miniature by mohammad Yousef 16th century

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