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Miniature Painting from West Asia

Painting, Miniature, West Asia

Works of Art (51)

The Angel Surush Rescues Khusrau Parviz: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1530–35, Attributed to Muzaffar cAli, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.73)
Bahram Gur Hunting with Azada: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings), 1352, Iran (Shiraz), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (57.51.32)
Bahram Gur Pins the Coupling Onagers: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30, Attributed to Mir Sayyid cAli, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.62)
The Besotted Iranian Camp Attacked by Night: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1525–30, Attributed to Qadimi (active ca. 1525–65), directed by Aqa Mirak (active ca. 1525–60), Iran, Tabriz, Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.36)
Bizhan Forces Farud to Retire into His Fort: Page from a dispersed manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings), ca. 1430–35; Sultanate, India, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (20.120.247)
Buzurgmihr Masters the Game of Chess: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings), Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), ca. 1300–1330, Iran or Iraq, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (34.24.1)
Calligraphic composition in the shape of a peacock: Folio from the Bellini Album, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), ca. 1600, Turkey, Ink, watercolor, and gold on paper (67.266.7.8r)
The Conference of the Birds: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, gold on paper (63.210.11)
Coptic Manuscript, 700–900, Coptic; Possibly from the Kasr Deir es Surian (Castle of the Monastery of the Syrians), Wadi an-Natrun, Egypt; Written and illustrated in Egypt, Ink and colored inks on parchment (19.196.5)
The Div Akvan Throws Rustam into the Sea: Folio 158v of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi, Safavid period (1501–1722), 1660s, Signed by Mu'in Musavvir (active ca. 1630–97), Iran, probably Isfahan, Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper (1974.290.43)
The Feast of Sada: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525, Attributed to Sultan Muhammad (Iranian), Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.2)
Folio from a Qur'an manuscript, 9th century, Central Islamic Lands, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on parchment (62.152.2)
Funeral of Isfandiyar: Page from a Manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings), Detached folio from an illustrated manuscript, ca. 1330–1335; Ilkhanid, Firdausi, Author, Tabriz, Iran, Ink and colors on paper (33.70)
The Glorification of Akbar: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27), Attributed to Govardhan, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.22)
The Great Abu Sa'ud Teaching Law: Folio from the Divan of Mahmud 'Abd al-Baqi, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), mid-16th century, Turkey, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (25.83.9)
Gushtasp Slays the Rhino-Wolf: From the Gutman Shahnama (Book of Kings), ca. 1330–40, Iran (probably Isfahan), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (1974.290.23v)
The Iranians Mourn the Death of Farud and Jarira: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30, Attributed to Mirza Muhammad Qabahat, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.35)
Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1530, Attributed to Qasim, ibn 'Ali (active ca. 1525–60), Iran, Tabriz, Watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.51)
Isfandiyar's Third Course—He Slays a Dragon: From the Gutman Shahnama (Book of Kings), ca. 1330–40, Iran (probably Isfahan), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (1974.290.26)
Kay Kavus Airborne: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30, Attributed to Qadimi and cAbd al-cAziz, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.21)
Khusrau Hunting: Page from a manuscript of the Khusrau and Shirin of Hatifi, dated 1498; Ottoman, Turkey (probably Istanbul), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (69.27)
Leaf from a manuscript, 19th century; Qajar, Iran, Ink, watercolors, gold, and silver on paper (1997.293)
Leaf from a Qur’an manuscript, dated 1137, Iran, Ink, gold, and colors on paper (1996.294.1)
Leaf from an Arabic translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides ("The Pharmacy"), dated 1224, Iraq, Baghdad School, Colors and gilt on paper (57.51.21)
Leaf from Futuh al-Haramain (Description of the Two Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina), mid-16th century; Ottoman, Probably Turkey, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (32.131)
Leaf of calligraphy: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, Mughal; calligraphy, ca. 1535–45; margin, 17th century, Mir 'Ali of Herat (calligraphy), Iran (calligraphy), India (illumination), Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.4)
Manuscript Leaf from a Gospel Book, 1290–1330, Armenian; Written in Armenian and painted possibly in the Lake Van region, Vaspurakan (now eastern Turkey), Ink and tempera on parchment (57.185.3)
Marbled page: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Opaque watercolor and ink on paper (63.210.44v)
Nushirvan Eating Food Brought by the Sons of Mahbud: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings), Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), 1330s, Iran, Tabriz, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (52.20.2)
Nushirvan Receives Mihras, Envoy of Caesar: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings), Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), ca. 1300–1330, Iran or Iraq, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (34.24.3)
Opening folio of Volume 26 of the "Anonymous Baghdad Qur'an", Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), A.H. 706 / A.D. 1306–7, Iraq, Baghdad, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (50.12)
Ornamental drawing of a dragon, mid-16th century; Ottoman, Attributed to Shah Quli, Turkey (Istanbul), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (57.51.26)
Page from a Poetic Anthology of Works by Nizami and Others, dated 1411; Timurid, Calligraphy by Mahmud al-Husaini, Iran (Shiraz), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (13.228.19)
Page from the Mu’nis al-ahrar fi daqa’iq al-ashcar (The Free Men's Companion to the Subtleties of Poems), A.H. 741/1341 A.D., Copied by author and compiler Muhammad ibn Badr al-Din Jajarmi, Iran (Isfahan), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (57.51.25)
The Paladins of Kay Khusrau Perish in a Snowstorm: From a copy of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) dedicated to the vizier al-Hasan al-Qavam al-Daula wa al-Din, A.H. Ramadan 741/February–March 1341 A.D., Copied by Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Husain al-Mawsili, Iran (Shiraz), Ink, colors, and gold on paper,(36.113.2)
Portrait of Sultan Ahmet I (r. 1603–17), Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), early 17th century, Turkey, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (44.30)
A Portuguese, Safavid period (1501–1722), mid-17th century, Iran, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.23)
Preparation of Medicine from Honey: Leaf from an Arabic translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides, dated 1224, Iraq, Baghdad School, Colors and gold on paper (13.152.6)
Prophet Muhammad Preaching: Folio from the Maqtal-i Al-i Rasul of Lami'i Chelebi Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), late 16th century, Turkey or Iraq, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.40)
Qilins (Chinese chimerical creatures) fighting with a dragon, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), 16th century, Turkey, Istanbul, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.35)
Rustam Avenging His Own Impending Death: From the Gutman Shahnama (Book of Kings), ca. 1330–40, Iran (probably Isfahan), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (1974.290.31)
Safavid Prince Haidar Mirza's Entrance into Istanbul in 1590: Page from a dispersed Divan of Mahmud cAbd al-Baki, 1590–95; Ottoman, Iraq (Baghdad), Ink, colors, and gold on paper (45.174.5)
Shah Jahan on Horseback: Leaf from the Shah Jahan Album, period of Shah Jahan (1628–58), Attributed to Payag (Indian), Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.10.21)
The Shah's Wise Men Approve Zal's Marriage: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525–30, Attributed to cAbd al-cAziz, Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.13)
A Stallion, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1601–6, Habiballah of Sava (active ca. 1590–1610), Present-day Afghanistan, Herat, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (1992.51)
Tahmuras Defeats the Divs: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1525, Attributed to Sultan Muhammad (Iranian, active first half of 16th century), Iran, Tabriz, Watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.3)
Three Men before a Castle: Folio from the Khavarannama (Book of the East) of Ibn Husam, Aq Quyunlu period (1396–1508), ca. 1476–86, Iran, Shiraz, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.184.1)
The Turanian King Afrasiyab Conferring with His Brother Garsivaz: Leaf from a Shahnama, folio 110 verso, dated 1107 A.H. / 1696 A.D.; Safavid, Attributed to Muhammad Zaman, Ink, colors, and gold on paper, 1913 (13.228.17)
Two Lovers, 1630; Safavid, Riza cAbbasi (ca. 1565–1635), Isfahan, Iran, Tempera and gilt paint on paper (50.164)
Yazdegird I Kicked to Death by the Water Horse: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings), Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), ca. 1300–1330, Northwestern Iran or Baghdad, Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper (57.51.33)
Zahhak Is Told His Fate: From the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1523–24, Attributed to Sultan Muhammad (Iranian), Iran, Tabriz, Colors, ink, silver, and gold on paper (1970.301.4)