"Yusuf is Drawn Up from the Well", Folio from a Yusuf and Zulaikha of Jami Maulana Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman Jami (1414–92) Date: second half 16th century Geography: Iran, Shiraz Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Dimensions: H. 9 in. (22.9 cm) W. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art 57.51.39.137

"Yusuf is Drawn Up from the Well", Folio from a Yusuf and Zulaikha of Jami Maulana Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman Jami (1414–92) Date: second half 16th century Geography: Iran, Shiraz Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Dimensions: H. 9 in. (22.9 cm) W. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art 57.51.39.137

Reclining Nude | ca. 1590, Riza Abbasi (ca. 1565-1635); Safavid period, reign of Shah Abbas | Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper; H: 32.1 W: 20.8 cm; Isfahan, Iran

Reclining Nude | ca. 1590, Riza Abbasi (ca. 1565-1635); Safavid period, reign of Shah Abbas | Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper; H: 32.1 W: 20.8 cm; Isfahan, Iran

Mughal Miniature Paintings, miniature paintings became widely popular in India during Mughals rein.

Mughal Miniature Paintings, miniature paintings became widely popular in India during Mughals rein.

To develop strong colors and good saturation, layer with a light touch.

To develop strong colors and good saturation, layer with a light touch.

Prince in a Garden Courtyard, 1525–30, Iran, Tabriz, Opaque watercolor, ink, gold, and silver on paper, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Prince in a Garden Courtyard, 1525–30, Iran, Tabriz, Opaque watercolor, ink, gold, and silver on paper, Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Simorgh heals Rakhsh Ferdowsi, Shahnameh Safavid: Shiraz, c.1590–1595  Opaque watercolour, ink and gold on paper  London, British Library, MS Add. 27257, fol. 306v

The Simorgh heals Rakhsh Ferdowsi, Shahnameh Safavid: Shiraz, c.1590–1595 Opaque watercolour, ink and gold on paper London, British Library, MS Add. 27257, fol. 306v

A Christian subject in India by a muhgal artist: The Madonna and Child ca. 1605-1610. Farrukh Beg active early 1580s–1619) Adil Shahi dynasty. Bijapur, India Opaque watercolor and gold on paper.

A Christian subject in India by a muhgal artist: The Madonna and Child ca. 1605-1610. Farrukh Beg active early 1580s–1619) Adil Shahi dynasty. Bijapur, India Opaque watercolor and gold on paper.

Caliph Suleyman the Law Giver/the Magnificent Arrives to the Siege of Székesfehérvár (1543 CE) (Süleymanname (ca. 16th Century CE Ottoman Miniature Painting) -Matrakçı Nasuh) | Deli ("Crazy") (Ottoman Hungarian Irregular Cavalry (Spotted Turban, Fur Coat)), Peyk (Emperor Messenger/Bodyguard (Golden Cap)), Solak (Emperor Bodyguard (Bow)), Silahtar (Emperor Bodyguard (Red Cap))

Caliph Suleyman the Law Giver/the Magnificent Arrives to the Siege of Székesfehérvár (1543 CE) (Süleymanname (ca. 16th Century CE Ottoman Miniature Painting) -Matrakçı Nasuh) | Deli ("Crazy") (Ottoman Hungarian Irregular Cavalry (Spotted Turban, Fur Coat)), Peyk (Emperor Messenger/Bodyguard (Golden Cap)), Solak (Emperor Bodyguard (Bow)), Silahtar (Emperor Bodyguard (Red Cap))

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; recto: Battle between Zanga and Awkhast; verso:Battle of Gorgin and Andariman 1493-1494 Turkoman period Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper H: 34.6 W: 24.3 cm Gilan, Iran

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; recto: Battle between Zanga and Awkhast; verso:Battle of Gorgin and Andariman 1493-1494 Turkoman period Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper H: 34.6 W: 24.3 cm Gilan, Iran

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