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artdetails: Aqa Mirak, Iskandar réconfortant Dârâ pendant que ses deux…

A mythical tree, a vak-vak (or talking) tree (from a Persian miniature)

“ A mythical tree, a vak-vak (or talking) tree. The limbs of this type of tree terminate in the heads of different animals as well as humans. The heads purportedly talked.

Persian Miniature Painting...interesting horse.

From an exhibition of Persian miniature paintings organized in 2005 by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art prints-and-illustrations

Princely Couple, 1400-1405. Iran. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Cora Timken Burnett Collection of Persian Miniatures and Other Persian Art Objects, Bequest of Cora Timken Burnett, 1956 (57.51.20)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Cora Timken Burnett Collection of Persian Miniatures and Other Persian Art Objects, Bequest of Cora Timken Burnett, 1956

A LEAF FROM THE NASIR AL-DIN SHAH ALBUM: ISFANDIYAR KILLING THE LIONS, PERSIA, SAFAVID, 16TH CENTURY, THE ALBUM PAGE QAJAR, CIRCA 1888

A leaf from the Nasir al-Din Shah Album: Isfandiyar killing the lions, Persia…

Woman Seated in a Tree 1616. Riza Abbasi, the most renowned Persian court artist of the Isfahan School, Safavid period.

Woman Seated in a Tree, by Riza-yi ­Abbasi, the most renowned Persian court artist of the Isfahan School, Safavid period. Opaque water­colors on paper, 10 x 20 cm.

Shah Jahan on Horseback: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, period of Shah Jahan (1628–58) Attributed to Payag

Shah Jahan on Horseback: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, period of Shah Jahan Attributed to Payag (Indian, active ca. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper 15 x 10 in.

A Rare Concertina-form Album of Miniatures and Calligraphy (Muraqqa’), Persia, 16th-19th century

A Rare Concertina-form Album of Miniatures and Calligraphy (Muraqqa’), Persia…

Folio from an unidentified text; recto : inscription and seal; verso: A prince enthroned, surrounded by attendants circa 1425-1430 Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper H: 21.7 W: 13.4 cm  Herat, Afghanistan  Purchase--Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler S1986.142.1 Freer-Sackler | The Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art

Folio from an unidentified text; recto : inscription and seal; verso: A prince…

Topkapi Sarayi in time of Selim I

Topkapi Sarayi in time of Selim I-right.Topkapı Sarayı in the time of Selim I-right side of the image.

Riza Abbasi, Riza yi-Abbasi or Reza-e Abbasi, رضا عباسی in Persian, usually "Riza" or Reza Abbasi also Aqa Riza (but see below) or Āqā Riżā Kāshānī (c. 1565–1635) was the leading Persian miniaturist of the Isfahan School during the later Safavid period, spending most of his career working for Shah Abbas

Mu'in Portrait of Riza-i-Abbasi Iran [Source] Look at the little miniature he’s working on! And we actually do have an image of a Portuguese guy by Reza Abbasi on file.

Persia

Ameretat Persian Angel of Immortality. She is one of the Amesha Spentas. Ameretat associates with plants. The fifth month is dedicated to her. Her eternal opponent is the Arch-Demon of aging, Zarich.

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