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An angel seated on a carpetBukhara, Shaybanid dynasty about 1550 AD“The scrolling decoration in the background of this painting is characteristic of the schools of Bukhara and Khurasan. The figure, however, derives from a well-known Persian portrait of a seated woman, here transformed into an angel by the addition of wings. This lovely winged angel sits on a 16th century Persian carpet and holds a golden flask and cup in each hand. The long sashes flowing from Buddhist depictions of celest

'An angel seated on a carpet Bukhara, Shaybanid dynasty about 1550 AD' Angels cross cultural and religious boundaries across the world.

Squirrels in a Plane Tree. Ascribed to the artist Abu’l Hasan, 1605-08. Mughal India British Library

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

The Late Shah Jahan Album: Humayun Seated in a Landscape  ca. 1650    Payag , (Indian, India, active c.1591-c.1658)   Mughal dynasty   Shah Jahan (r. 1628–55)

The Late Shah Jahan Album: Humayun Seated in a Landscape ca. 1650 Payag , (Indian, India, active Mughal dynasty Shah Jahan (r. Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper mounted on paperboard H: W: cm India

Siyavash's trial by fire, as depicted in a Shahnameh miniature

A look at the enduring relevance of Simin Daneshvar's Persian literary masterpiece, published over 40 years ago

Persian Painting نظامی گنجوی مثنوی هفت پیکر 1410 میلادی موزه، لیسبون  The Hall of Seven Images Prince Bahram Gur enters The Hall of Seven Images from the Anthology of Iskandar Sultan, Iran, 1410. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Museum, Lisbon

Persian Painting نظامی گنجوی مثنوی هفت پیکر 1410 میلادی موزه، لیسبون The Hall of Seven Images Prince Bahram Gur enters The Hall of Seven Images from the Anthology of Iskandar Sultan, Iran, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Museum, Lisbon

The Battle Between the Owls and Crows (Folio 167r of the Anvar-e Soheyli (Lights of Canopus)( Date: 1593 Place: Qazvin, Iran Materials: Opaque watercolour, ink, and gold on paper)

The Battle Between the Owls and Crows

The Battle Between the Owls and Crows Folio of the Anvar-e Soheyli (Lights of Canopus) Accession Number: Creator: Rendered into Persian by Kashefi (d. Attributed to Sadeqi Beg Place: Qazvin, Iran Dimensions: x cm Date: 1593

Isfandiyar Attacks the Simurgh from an Armored Vehicle, page from a Manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdawsi | LACMA Collection Iran, Shiraz, c. 1485-95 Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Isfandiyar Attacks the Simurgh from an Armored Vehicle, page from a Manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdawsi Iran, Shiraz, c.

The Young Akbar - Akbar greets four men with falcons and is attended by men bearing a fan, sword, spear, quiver of arrows, and what appears to be a bow. A dog handler with two salukis occupies the lower right corner. Leaf from the Read Mughal Album, probably by Manohar Mughal ca. 1596–97 | The Morgan Library & Museum

The Young Akbar

The Young Akbar with a Hunting Party, Leaf from the Read Mughal Album.

An Aristocratic Smithy Leaf from the Read Persian Album. Herat (Afghanistan), C;a. 1600, after Ḥabīb-Allāh al-Mashhadī. 378 x 241 mm Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1911.; MS M.386.11. The Morgan Library & Museum

An Aristocratic Smithy

An Aristocratic Smithy Leaf from the Read Persian Album. Herat (Afghanistan), C; after Ḥabīb-Allāh al-Mashhadī. 378 x 241 mm Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, MS The Morgan Library Museum

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