"Birth of Zal", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) Artist: Attributed to Siyavush (ca. 1536–1610) Dedicatee: Shah Isma'il (r. 1576–77) Date: 1576–77 Geography: Iran, Qazvin Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Dimensions: H. 17 3/4 in. (45.1 cm) W. 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art 34.72
the fifth-century king Bahram Gur had 7 castles, each painted a different color and housing a different royal mistress. each castle provided a different music ensemble for the king & his princess to enjoy. 16-century painting depicts his turquoise-blue pavilion with a duo of musicians on setar and doira. Folio from a Khamsa by Nizami; Bahram Gur in the turquoise-blue pavilion; text; Murshid al-Shirazi; Safavid period, 1548; ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; origin: Shiraz, Fars…
Kneeling woman counting; single-page painting on a detached album folio. Portrait of a kneeling woman counting on her fingers, possibly in meditation. The beautiful gold scarf around her head and the sash around her waist show that she is a lady of some high noble lineage. A goblet and a cup with a few fruits are placed beside her. Inscribed and dated. Opaque watercolour, ink and gold on paper. Less Producer nameMade by: Mu'in Musavvir Isfahan School Safavid dynasty Date11 December 1673
جوان کلاه در دست، ایستاده با سگ سفید، منسوب به معین مصور،سنه 1089 هجری قمری Portrait of a Standing Youth, Hat in Hand, with a Small White Dog Mu'in Musawir (Persian, active Iran, 1635-1697, died 1708), Portrait of a Standing Youth, Hat in Hand, with a Small White Dog, 1687, ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper.
حضرت علی و حسنین (ع)، قرن 19 ميلادي، حراجی کریستی، گواش آبرنگ و طلا بر روی کاغذ، 36.2 در 22.8 سانتیمتر SHAMA'IL NAMA IRAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY Gold and pigments on paper, 'Ali, Hassan and Husayn depicted in an oval medallion in the centre, angels appear in the sky, bordered with the names of the 14 Innocents, various calligraphic medallions in gold thuluth script around, on profusely illuminated ground in gold and polychrome, on card 36.2x 22.8cm