Persian Miniature. A wall painting from Chehel Sotoun pavilion in Isfahan, Iran, 17th century

Holy and sacred image of a Persian woman drinking from the Elixir of the Soul (water poured forth from container), meaning is the Dreamer who dreams from the soul. Painting on the wall of Chehel Sotoun pavilion in Isfahan, Iran, century

Angels at Prayer. 'Aca'ib ul-mahlukat, 10th/16th century, Sururi's translation of Kazvini on Wonders of Creation. Ottoman Turkish  ©The British Library

Angels at Prayer. 'Aca'ib ul-mahlukat, century, Sururi's translation of Kazvini on Wonders of Creation. Ottoman Turkish ©The British Library

Angels bow down for newly created Adam, whereas Iblis (Satan, dark, right) refuses.   Islamic Persian miniature. pre-19th C.

Angels bow down for newly created Adam, whereas Iblis (Satan, the jinn, dark, right) refuses. Islamic Persian miniature from before the century.

Kanuni, Şehzade Bayezid ve Cihangir'in sünnet düğününde minyatüründen ayrıntı. Arîfî, Süleymanname, 1558. TSMK H 1517, y. 412a. (Halil İnalcık, Has-bağçede 'ayş u tarab, syf:194'ten iktibas)

Kanuni, Şehzade Bayezid ve Cihangir'in sünnet düğününde minyatüründen ayrıntı. Arîfî, Süleymanname, 1558. TSMK H 1517, y. 412a. (Halil İnalcık, Has-bağçede 'ayş u tarab, syf:194'ten iktibas)

Khusraw in front of Shirin's Castle

Khusraw in front of Shirin's Castle -

Khusraw-in-front-of-Shirin-s-Castle.jpg Gouache, cm Origin: Iran, Timurid Dynasty Album: The Khamsa by Nizami Personage: Khusraw Source of entry: Museum of the Stieglitz School, 1924 School: Herat Theme: Literature

Persian Miniature, taken from Shahname by the great iranian poet Ferdowsi - Shah Tahmasbi    مینیاتور فارسی - شاهنامه کتاب شاعر ایرانی بزرگ فردوسی - نسخه شاه طهماسبی - 23

Persian Miniature, taken from Shahname by the great iranian poet Ferdowsi - Shah Tahmasbi مینیاتور فارسی - شاهنامه کتاب شاعر ایرانی بزرگ فردوسی - نسخه شاه طهماسبی - 23

بزد بر بر و سینهی اشکبوس سپهر آن زمان دست او داد بوس قضا گفت: گیر! و قدر گفت: ده فلک گفت: احسنت! و مه گفت: زه نبرد رستم و اشکبوس، شاهنامه فردوسی، لاهیجان، 23.3 در 15.2 سانتیمتر، 1494 ترسایی، آبرنگ، مرکب و طلا بر روی کاغذ Rostam Shooting the Turanian Hero Ashkabus Folio from a dispersed Shah-Nameh (Book of Kings) produced for Sultan ‘Ali Mirza Place: Lahijan, Iran Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.2 cm Date: 1494

(Folio from a dispersed Shah-Nameh (Book of Kings) produced for Sultan ‘Ali Mirza) Rostam Shooting the Turanian Hero Ashkabus Date: 1494 Place: Lahijan, Iran Materials: Opaque watercolour, ink, and gold on paper

Layla and Majnun at School

Layla and Majnun at School -

Layla-and-Majnun-at-School.jpg Gouache, cm Origin: Iran, Timurid Dynasty Album: The Khamsa by Nizami Personage: Majnun Source of entry: First Branch of the State Hermitage Museum, 1924 School: Herat Theme: Literature

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