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. http://www.silkroad1.com/items/391331/item391331store.html

A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a century Islamic manuscript.

ca. 1730. Mughal miniature from Nizami’s famous romance about Khusraw and Shirin written in Iran in the 12th C. Painted in Hyderabad, a state that was created in the Deccan india when the Mughal Empire had begun to disintegrate. The man is in persian garb while the woman wears Indian attire.

“Khusraw Beholding Shirin Bathing” India, Deccan, Hyderabad (c. via The David Collection

Simurgh. "Si-", the first element in the name, has been connected in folk etymology to Modern Persian si "thirty". Although this prefix is not historically related to the origin of the name simurgh, "thirty" has nonetheless been the basis for legends incorporating that number, for instance, that the simurgh was as large as thirty birds or had thirty colours.

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