Persian & Middle Eastern Manuscripts

These manuscripts are either folios from literary books often poetry collections
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Dancing Sufis -whirling dervishes. 16th C. Manuscript.

Dancing Sufis -whirling dervishes. 16th C. Manuscript.

Acem Çengisi Maverdi Kolbaşı, minyatür Persian Dancing Woman, miniature, Levni, 18th century

Acem Çengisi Maverdi Kolbaşı, minyatür Persian Dancing Woman, miniature, Levni, 18th century

Folio from a Mu'nis al-Abrar fi Deqa'iq al-Ash'ar. Top: The Moon and Fish- "With the moon in Pisces, study learning and theology,/Make requests from ministers and judges,/Wear whatever new clothes you possess,/Abstain from bleeding. The tale is ended." Bottom: "Wiles of francolin, spirit of hawk, quickness of magpie,/Music of nightingale, splendor of huma, glance of partridge,/Breast of duck, wrath of eagle, beauty of peacock,/Cheek-down like parrot, hair like raven, attainable as simurgh."

Folio from a Mu'nis al-Abrar fi Deqa'iq al-Ash'ar. Top: The Moon and Fish- "With the moon in Pisces, study learning and theology,/Make requests from ministers and judges,/Wear whatever new clothes you possess,/Abstain from bleeding. The tale is ended." Bottom: "Wiles of francolin, spirit of hawk, quickness of magpie,/Music of nightingale, splendor of huma, glance of partridge,/Breast of duck, wrath of eagle, beauty of peacock,/Cheek-down like parrot, hair like raven, attainable as simurgh."

Woman with a Spray of Flowers ca. 1575 Iran

Woman with a Spray of Flowers ca. 1575 Iran

Lovers in a Landscape • Persian, Safavid Period, second half of 16th century Mashhad or Qazvin, Iran

Lovers in a Landscape • Persian, Safavid Period, second half of 16th century Mashhad or Qazvin, Iran

miniature

miniature

Persian manuscript painting...love the free flowing edge!

Persian manuscript painting...love the free flowing edge!

Safavid Art, Isfahan, Iran A man being served wine. A wall painting from Chehel Sotoun pavilion in Isfahan, Iran, 17th century

Safavid Art, Isfahan, Iran A man being served wine. A wall painting from Chehel Sotoun pavilion in Isfahan, Iran, 17th century

Youth Pulling on a Falconer's Glove Leaf from the Read Persian Album. Herat (Afghanistan), ca. 1600

Youth Pulling on a Falconer's Glove Leaf from the Read Persian Album. Herat (Afghanistan), ca. 1600

Queens, Warriors, and Lovers: Women in Iran's Book of Kings

Queens, Warriors, and Lovers: Women in Iran's Book of Kings

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