Turkish Miniature, Noah's Ark. A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this mid-20th century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a 19th century Islamic manuscript.

Turkish Miniature, Noah's Ark. A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this mid-20th century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a 19th century Islamic manuscript.

Nusret Colpan was a Turkish painter, architect and miniaturist, renowned for his paintings in Ottoman miniature style depicting cities around the world, particularly Istanbul.

Nusret Colpan was a Turkish painter, architect and miniaturist, renowned for his paintings in Ottoman miniature style depicting cities around the world, particularly Istanbul.

Persian miniature paintings http://www.pinterest.com/istanbulblue/persian-miniatures/

Persian miniature paintings http://www.pinterest.com/istanbulblue/persian-miniatures/

A yellow-backed woodpecker, attributed to Mansur, Mughal, circa 1585-90.

A yellow-backed woodpecker, attributed to Mansur, Mughal, circa 1585-90.

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition on Persian manuscript painting in 2006

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition on Persian manuscript painting in 2006

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) splits the moon in two. بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم اقْتَرَبَتِ السَّاعَةُ وَانشَقَّ الْقَمَرُ وَإِن يَرَوْا آيَةً يُعْرِضُوا وَيَقُولُوا سِحْرٌ مُّسْتَمِرٌّ

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) splits the moon in two. بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم اقْتَرَبَتِ السَّاعَةُ وَانشَقَّ الْقَمَرُ وَإِن يَرَوْا آيَةً يُعْرِضُوا وَيَقُولُوا سِحْرٌ مُّسْتَمِرٌّ

A masterpiece of Persian miniatures - Moraqqaʿ-e Golšan 1605-1628 شاهکار مینیاتور فارسی - کتاب کوچک مرقع گلشن

A masterpiece of Persian miniatures - Moraqqaʿ-e Golšan 1605-1628 شاهکار مینیاتور فارسی - کتاب کوچک مرقع گلشن

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