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Padshahnama – Shah Jahan & Persian Ambassador Subject: Mughal Miniature Painting Paint Material: Opaque watercolors Base Material: Paper Size: 9 in.

Angel, Persian miniature (1555)  Is it just me, or does it look like the angel has watermelon wings? o.O

Angel, Persian miniature Is it just me, or does it look like the angel has watermelon wings?

The Persian Prince Humay Meeting the Chinese Princess Humayun in...

The Persian Prince Humay Meeting the Chinese Princess Humayun in a Garden, Persia / Iran, century CE

Elephant: Persian painting from around 1600. (Courtesy of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Geneva.)

Elephant: Persian painting from around (Courtesy of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Geneva.

"Laila and Majnun in School", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami-"Laila and Majnun in School", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami Author: Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217) Calligrapher: Sultan Muhammad Nur (ca. 1472–ca. 1536) Calligrapher: Mahmud Muzahhib Artist: Painting by Shaikh Zada

One of the best-known stories of Nizami’s Khamsa (Quintet) is that of Laila and Majnun, a tale akin to that of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. This folio illustrates their meeting at the madrasa (school) where they fall in love at first sight

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