"Kai Khusrau, Farangis and Giv Crossing the River Jihun (Oxus)", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
The second poem of Nizami’s Khamsa (Quintet) is a romantic epic tale concerning the last great Sasanian ruler, Khusrau II, and his beloved Armenian princess, Shirin. While their union is delayed by many trials, tribulations, and intervening marriages, eventually the two are happily wed
Sultan Muhammad Nur (ca. 1472–ca. 1536). "The Mi'raj or The Night Flight of Muhammad on his Steed Buraq", Folio from a Bustan of Sa`di, ca.1525-35. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Louis V. Bell Fund and The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1974 (1974.294.2) #horses
Gauri Ragini: A Maiden Picking Blossoms from a Tree, Late 16th century. Islamic. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bequest of Edwin Binney, 3rd | This work is featured in our “ Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy” exhibition, on view through July 26, 2015. #DeccanSultans
Painting attributed to Manohar (active ca. 1582–1624)."Hamid Bhakari Punished by Akbar", Folio from an Akbarnama, ca. 1604. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915 (18.104.22.168) | This object is on view in “The Royal Hunt: Courtly Pursuits in Indian Art through December 13, 2015.
Qasim 'Ali of Shiraz (Iran). "A Scene of Conviviality at Court", Folio from a Divan (Collected Works) of Mir 'Ali Shir Nava'i, 1580. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913 (22.214.171.124).