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Le Shâhnâmeh, grande épopée iranienne

Possibly after a design by Charles Le Brun, (French, 1619–1690). Seasons and Elements (Spring) (set of four), ca. 1683. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1946 (46.43.1) #spring

Paris.Grande Chroniques de France de Charles V.Life of Louis IX of France.1375-1380, detail of page

"Solanki Raga", Folio from a Ragamala, ca. 1590. Islamic. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1972 (1972.285.1)

Leaf from a Beatus Manuscript: the Fourth Angel Sounds the Trumpet and an Eagle Cries Woe, ca. 1180. Spanish. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, The Cloisters Collection, Rogers and Harris Brisbane Dick Funds, and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1991 (1991.232.9) | Illustrated Beatus manuscripts are unique to medieval Spain and a testament to the pervasive artistry and intellectual milieu of monastic culture there. #Cloisters

Illuminated Manuscript, Map of the western part of the city of Venice (Venedīk) from Book on Navigation, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.658, fol.186a by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts.

"Design for the Water Clock of the Peacocks", Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari, dated A.H. 715/A.D. 1315. Syria; Islamic. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1955 (55.121.15)

Portrait of Sultan Mustafa I, early 18th century. Turkey. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Friends of Islamic Art Gifts, 2012 (2012.135) #mustache #movember

Young Lovers Embracing, 16th century. Iran, Qazvin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen Gift, in memory of Richard Ettinghausen, 1990 (1990.51)