charming,by Mahmoud Farshchian

charming,by Mahmoud Farshchian

Reza Mahdavi

Reza Mahdavi

Minyatür-miniature. A youth. Levni, 18th century.

Minyatür-miniature. A youth. Levni, 18th century.

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)]

The Drowning Man: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1487; Timurid  Iran (Herat)

The Drowning Man: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1487; Timurid Iran (Herat)

The Beggar and the King: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1487; Timurid Iran (Herat)

The Beggar and the King: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1487; Timurid Iran (Herat)

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.

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.

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