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
Maharana Amar Singh II or Sangram Singh Hunting Wild Boar, 19th century. Indian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Charles and Carol E. Hamilton, 1983 (1983.513)
Sultan Muhammad (Persian, active first half 16th century). "Allegory of Worldly and Otherworldly Drunkenness", Folio from the Divan of Hafiz, ca. 1531–33. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Jointly owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Cary Welch Jr. 1988 (1988.430)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - "The Feast of Sada", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Royal Horse and Runner, 16th–17th century. Islamic. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1925 (25.68.3)
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 (22.214.171.124) | This object is on view in “The Royal Hunt: Courtly Pursuits in Indian Art through December 13, 2015.