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Aleppo (Halab, Syam) (16th Century CE (?) Islamic Ottoman Miniature Painting) -Matrakçı Nasuh

This sixteenth-century miniature painting by Nasuh Al-Matrakî depicts the city of Aleppo in Syria.

Study of the moon and stars.  Ottoman miniature from 17th century.   Istanbul.

Emily would love this piece because it is the study of the moon and stars with Ottoman people miniature picture from century. This a type of Istanbul portrait.

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. http://www.silkroad1.com/items/391331/item391331store.html

A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a century Islamic manuscript.

Pisces (1582 CE Ottoman Miniature Painting, Islambol) -Seyyid Muhammad (?) (Bibliothèque Nationale de France)

demonagerie: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Supplément turc detail of f. Seyyid Mohammed b. Emir Hasan el-Suudî, Matâli’ al-sa’âdet.

Islamic Zodiac signs in the horoscope of Timurid Prince Iskandar - a beautiful example of Islamic art in the Middle Ages. Read our blogpost about the history and some intriguing details of the miniature. http://www.chartofthemoment.com/history-and-art/horoscope-of-iskandar-timurid-islamic-painting/ image credit: Wellcome Library http://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/image/L0015229.html

On Tuesday 7 Moon void of course (v/c) begins at hours from central Mexico staying in Gemini until hours entering Cancer.

Amulet, 11th century; Fatimid, Egypt  Ink on paper    H. 9 in. (23 cm), W. 3 1/4 in. (8.4 cm)    Centuries before block printing was introduced in Europe, the technique was used in the Islamic world to produce miniature texts consisting of prayers, incantations, and Qur’anic verses that were kept in amulet boxes. The text on this amulet is in the angular kufic script. The six-pointed star, a familiar symbol in Islamic art, is usually called "Solomon's seal."

Centuries before block printing was introduced in Europe, the technique was used in the Islamic world to produce miniature texts consisting of prayers, incantations, and Qur'anic verses that were kept in amulet boxes

Persian Miniature Art: Tabriz Bookcover circa 1540 This magnificent cover is currently in the collection of the British Museum and is Plate 1 in Sheila Canby's book Persian Painting.

Persian Miniature Art: Tabriz Bookcover circa 1540 This magnificent cover is currently in the collection of the British Museum and is Plate 1 in Sheila Canby's book Persian Painting.

"Prince on a Brown Horse," Mogul miniature painting, eighteenth century

"Prince on a Brown Horse," Mogul miniature painting, eighteenth century. Mogul emporers employed large numbers of painters who became known for their depictions of humans and animals in a naturalistic style. © The Burstein Collection/Corbis

River - Persian miniature painted in 1398 by unknown painter

A Paradise Garden, stream meandering through flowering trees and groves of cypress Persian miniature C.

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