Muhammad sending waves of horsemen into combat at the Battle of Badr in an illustration from the Siyer-i Nebi (The Life of the Prophet), written around 1388. Source: The Quarterly Journal of Military History

Muhammad sending waves of horsemen into combat at the Battle of Badr in an illustration from the Siyer-i Nebi (The Life of the Prophet), written around Source: The Quarterly Journal of Military History

King Solomon enthroned in the presence of a prophet, angels, demons, animals, and birds

King Solomon enthroned in the presence of a prophet, angels, demons, animals, and birds

An anonymous decorated and illustrated copy of the collection of poems (Dīvān) by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfiz al-Shīrāzī who flourished in the 7th AH / 14th CE century. The present copy, containing four miniatures, was penned in an elegant nastaʿlīq hand in 946 AH / 1539 CE. See this manuscript page by page at the Walters Art Museum website: art.thewalters.org/viewwoa.aspx?id=19560

part of a double-page composition featuring also Queen Sheba (Bilqīs) from Collection of poems (divan), Walters Art Museum Ms.

Sulayman Looks At Balqi's Legs To See If They Are Hairy (Painting, Verso; Text, Recto), Folio 128 From A Manuscript Of The Qisas Al-Anbiya (Tales Of The Prophets) Of Ishaq B. Ibrahim Al-Nayshaburi

From the Harvard Art Museums’ collections Sulayman Looks at Balqi's Legs to See if They are Hairy (painting, verso; text, recto), folio 128 from a manuscript of the Qisas al-Anbiya (Tales of the Prophets) of Ishaq b. Ibrahim al-Nayshaburi

Isfandiyar slays the dragon, from Firdausi's Shahnameh. Shiraz, c. 1580-85. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. Folio: 42.5 x 26.7 cm; Painting: 30.5 x 23 cm © Francesca Galloway

Isfandiyar slays the dragon, from Firdausi's Shahnameh. Shiraz, c. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. Folio: x cm; Painting: x 23 cm © Francesca Galloway

King Solomon, enthroned, speaks to the king of the Fortress of Qaṭrān

King Solomon, enthroned, speaks to the king of the Fortress of Qaṭrān

Folio from a Rawdat al-safa (Garden of felicity) by Mirkhwand (d. 1498); verso: Ali and Aisha at the Battle of the Camel; recto: text 1571-1572 Safavid period  Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper H: 41.3 W: 27.6 cm  Shiraz, Iran  Purchase--Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler S1986.238  Freer-Sackler | The Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art

Folio from a Rawdat al-safa (Garden of felicity) by Mirkhwand (d. verso: Ali and Aisha at the Battle of the Camel; recto: text Safavid period Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper H: W: cm Shiraz, Iran Freer and Sackler Galleries - Washington

King Solomon with his magic seal (signet) and a demon

King Solomon with his magic seal (signet) and a demon


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