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
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
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
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.