An aged Mullah. Opaque watercolour and gold on paper India or Pakistan; ca. 1615 Artist: Farrukh Beg, born ca. 1545 - died active

An aged Mullah. Opaque watercolour and gold on paper India or Pakistan; 1615 Artist: Farrukh Beg, born ca. 1545 - died active cm x cm (page), cm x cm (picture only) Museum Number: . Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Great Britain

Persian Peacock Miniature, ca.19th century or earlier. Peacock is rendered with very fine brushwork. Gouache, gold and ink on paper. Fine calligraphy covering verso. 6 x 8.5"

Persian peacock miniature, century or earlier. Peacock rendered with very fine brushwork. Gouache, gold and ink on paper.

Hoopoe bird - Mughal 17th century miniature

F. Zahra Hassan on

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.

One of the best-known stories of Nizami’s Khamsa (Quintet) 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 madrasa (school) where they fall in love at first sight

Beauty Unveiling Herself DescriptionPainting; portrait of a beautiful lady unveiling herself while dancing. The lady, gazing towards the ground, clutches her veil with both arms extended, revealing the lines and contours of the veil's fabric. A strand of beads hangs around her neck, while a sash is tied around both her waist and head. Void background. No inscription. Painted in gouache on paper. More School/styleIsfahan School Culture/periodPersian Date17thC

Beauty Unveiling Herself DescriptionPainting; portrait of a beautiful lady unveiling herself while dancing.

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; verso: Bahram Gur and the Indian princess in the black pavilion  1548

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami verso: Bahram Gur and the Indian princess in the black pavilion; recto: text, characteristics of the seven pavilions 1548 Safavid period Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper H: W: cm Shiraz, Iran

Rustam and His Horse Qizilbash Entangles by a Dragon. Leaf from the Shahnameh Persian Album. Persia, Qazvin, ca. 1550. 378 x 241 mm Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1911.; MS M.386.6. The Morgan Library & Museum

A Qizilbash and His Horse Entangles by a Dragon

A Qizilbash and His Horse Entangles by a Dragon - Although the hero has a sword and bow, he attacks the dragon with his small dagger. Both the marvelously intertwined horse and dragon are spotted. Leaf from the Read Persian Album Persia, Qazvin ca.

Hafiz, the most famous ancient Persian poet.

File:Divan von Hafiz - Poetry, wine and gardens are common elements in Persian Miniature - 1585

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