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Safavid Art in the Later Islamic Period

Islamic Art, Later Period, Safavid Art

Works of Art (50)

Allegory of Worldly and Otherworldly Drunkenness: Folio from the Divan (Collected Poems) of Hafiz, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1531–33, Sultan Muhammad (Iranian, active first half of 16th century), Iran, Tabriz, Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper (1988.430)
Bag, 17th century, Iran, Canvas, embroidered in silk and metal thread (29.23.24)
Bahram Gur in the Turquoise Pavilion: Page from a manuscript of the Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, dated 1524–25; Safavid, Afghanistan (Herat), Colors, gold, and silver on paper (13.228.7.10)
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)
Binding: From a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din cAttar, ca. 1600; Safavid, Iran (Isfahan), Tooled and stamped leather on paper, gold, opaque watercolor (63.210.67)
Bottle, Safavid period (1501–1722), 17th century, Iran, Stonepaste, luster painted on opaque blue glaze, silver (30.95.158)
Brocade, 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk and metal thread (59.58)
Calligraphy page, 1714; Safavid, Iran, Ink, colors, and gold on paper (62.152.14)
Carpet with a compartment design, Safavid period (1501–1722), first half of 16th century, Iran, silk (warp and weft), wool (pile), asymmetrically knotted pile (10.61.3)
Composite camel with attendant, Safavid period (1501–1722), 1570s or 1580s, Iran, Khurasan, Opaque watercolor and ink on paper (25.83.6)
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)
Cope, early 17th century, Iran, Silk, metal thread (49.32.71)
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 Emperor's Carpet (detail), mid-16th century, Iran (probably Herat), Silk (warp and weft), wool (pile), asymmetrically knotted pile (43.121.1)
Falnama (The Book of Omens), Safavid period, 1550s, Iran, Qazvin, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (35.64.3)
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)
Frontispiece: 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, gold on paper (63.210)
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)
Kashan carpet, second half of 16th century; Safavid, Iranian; Attributed to Kashan, Iran, Pile weave, silk pile on silk foundation (14.40.721)
Khorasan-type carpet fragment, late 16th or early 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Cotton and silk (foundation), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile (2001.54)
Lion and Dragon in Combat, Safavid period (1501–1722), second half of 18th century, Signed by Muhammad Baqir (active 1750s–60s), Iran, Ink and watercolor on paper (1974.20)
The Man and the Ruffian: 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, and gold on paper (63.210.4)
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)
Medallion rug with a field of flowers, 17th century; Safavid, Probably Kirman, Iran, Wool pile on cotton, wool, and silk foundation (1970.302.2)
Metal plaque, 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Steel, cut and pierced (1987.14)
The Mi'raj, or, The Night Flight of Muhammad on his Steed Buraq: Folio from a Bustan of Sa'di, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1525–35, Calligrapher: Sultan Muhammad Nur (ca. 1472–ca. 1536), Present-day Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, probably Bukhara and Herat, Ink, gold, and colors on paper (1974.294.2)
Mounted Hunter with Dog, 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Ink and transparent colors on paper (1975.192.17)
Planispheric astrolabe, Safavid period (1501–1722), A.H. dated 1065 / A.D. 1654–55; Signed by Muhammad Zaman al-Munajjim al-Asturlabi, Iran, Mashhad, Brass and steel, cast and hammered, pierced and engraved (63.166a-j)
"Polonaise" carpet, Safavid period (1501–1722), 17th century, Iran, Isfahan or Kashan, Cotton (warp and weft), silk (weft and pile), metal-wrapped thread; asymmetrically knotted pile, brocaded (50.190.1)
Portrait of a Dervish, Safavid period (1501–1722), 16th century, Present-day Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Main support: ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper, margins: gold on dyed paper (57.51.27)
A Portuguese, Safavid period (1501–1722), mid-17th century, Iran, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (55.121.23)
Princely Hawking Party, Safavid period (1501–1722), ca. 1570, Iran, Qazvin or Mashhad, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (12.223.1)
Safavid Courtiers Leading Georgian Captives, mid 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk and metal wrapped thread; lampas (52.20.12)
Sash with flowering plants, 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, silver- and gilt-metal-wrapped thread (metal strip, silk core); taqueté, brocaded (33.80.18)
The Seley Carpet, Safavid period (1501–1722), late 16th century, Iran, Silk (warp), cotton (weft), wool (weft and pile), asymmetrically knotted pile (1978.550)
Shaikh Sancan and a Maiden on a Balcony: 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, and gold on paper (63.210.18)
Shaikh Sancan and the Unconscious Maiden: 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, and gold on paper (63.210.22)
Silk fragment with a rosebush, deer, and flower pattern, late 17th–early 18th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, silver- and gilt-metal-wrapped thread; compound twill weave, brocaded (49.32.99)
Silk velvet signed by "Ghiyath," second half of 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk; cut and voided velvet with continuous floats of flat metal thread (52.20.13)
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)
Tent panel with hunting scene, ca. 1540; Safavid, Iran, Silk, flat metal thread; cut and voided velvet (1972.189)
Textile depicting a courtier in a landscape, 16th century, Safavid, Iran, Silk; lampas (08.109.3)
Textile panel with birds amid flowering vines, first half of 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, metal-wrapped thread; taqueté (26.231.2)
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)
Velvet fragment, 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk and metal thread; velvet (52.20.11)
Velvet panel with a design from the Khamsa of Nizami, 16th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk; cut velvet (1978.60)
Velvet panel with flowering plants, first half of 17th century; Safavid, Iran, Silk, cotton, flat metal thread; cut and voided velvet, brocaded (12.72.5)
Wall panel, first quarter of 17th century; Safavid, Probably from a garden pavilion in Isfahan, Iran Composite body, 28 square tiles, painted and glazed in cuerda seca technique over white slip, set on plaster (03.9a-c)