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Eskandar (Alexander the Great) contemplates the Talking Tree, Illustration for Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh, Shiraz, c.1430

Eskandar (Alexander the Great) contemplates the Talking Tree Ferdowsi, Shahnameh Timurid: Shiraz, Patron: Ebrahim Soltan b. Shah Rokh Illuminator: Nasr al-Soltani Opaque watercolours, ink and gold on paper

بارگاه سلیمان، منسوب به میرزا علی، قرن 16 میلادی، قزوین، دوره صفویه، موزه هنر هاروارد Circle of Mirza ‘Ali Persian (active 16th century) Solomon and his Court, folio from a manuscript, c. 1560 Manuscript Folio Persian, 16th century Safavid period Creation Place: Qazvin, Iran Opaque watercolor and gold on paper folio: 32.3 x 20.2 cm (12 11/16 x 7 15/16 in.) image: 20 x 12.5 cm (7 7/8 x 4 15/16 in.) Harvard Art Museums

Circle of Mirza ‘Ali Persian (active century) Solomon and his Court, folio from a manuscript, c. 1560 Manuscript Folio Persian, century Safavid period Creation Place: Qazvin, Iran Opaque watercolor and gold on paper folio:

The Waqwaq Tree. Deccan School, Golconda, India. Early 17th century. In the Islamic world, there is a legend about a fabulous tree on the island of Waq Waq, which has fruit in the form of human figures, or heads that talk and make prophesies. Alexander the Great is said to have encountered one such talking tree with human fruit.

“ The Waqwaq Tree Deccan School, Golconda, India. Early century In the Islamic world, there is a legend about a fabulous tree on the island of Waq Waq, which has fruit in the form of.

Various Artists: Ref  http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2012_05_13_archive.html

:: Fish :: I've always been especially fond of flounders with their migrating eye. Wonder if these were drawn from life?

A Prince and princess on horseback. 18th century. Mughal dynasty. Color and gold on paper. India.

♂ A Prince and Princess on Horseback, made in India in the century (source). A Prince and princess on horseback century Mughal dynasty Color and gold on paper H: W: cm India Gift of Charles Lang Freer Freer and Sackler.

The Canticle of the Birds by Farîd-ud-Dîn ‘Attâr illustrated through Persian and Eastern Islamic Art Tirage numéroté - Éditions Diane de Selliers

The Canticle of the Birds by Farîd-ud-Dîn ‘Attâr illustrated through Persian and Eastern Islamic Art Tirage numéroté - Éditions Diane de Selliers

Demons Fighting Over an Animal Limb, late 17th century. India. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Doris Rubin, in memory of Harry Rubin, 1989 (1989.236.3) | In this painting, set in a fantastic landscape with rocks, trees and a cityscape in the distance, two fearsome demons are seen quarreling over the leg of an animal.

Demons Fighting Over an Animal Limb, late century. set in a fantastic landscape with rocks, trees and a cityscape in the distance, two fearsome demons are seen quarreling over the leg of an animal.

Eskandar seeks the Water of Life Ferdowsi, Shahnameh Turkman Commercial style: Shiraz, 27 July 1494 Scribe: Soltan Hosayn b. Soltan ‘Ali b. Aslanshah al-katib  Opaque watercolour, ink and gold on paper  Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Elliott 325, fol. 396v

Eskandar seeks the Water of Life Ferdowsi, Shahnameh Turkman ,Shiraz, 1494 Scribe: Soltan Hosayn b. Soltan ‘Ali b. Aslanshah al-katib Opaque watercolour, ink and gold on paper

Illuminated frontispiece From a copy of the Shahnama Copied by Ismail Khaja, son of Mubarak Qadam Iran, probably Shiraz, dated 1441 Lent by the Art and History Collection LTS1995.2.23

Illuminated frontispiece From a copy of the Shahnama Copied by Ismail Khaja, son of Mubarak Qadam Iran, probably Shiraz, dated 1441 Lent by the Art and History Collection

Riyaz Uddin is an Indian miniature painter from Jaipur. He has collaborated with British artist Alexander Gorlizki to produce cross-cultural artworks.

My Childhood Pet by Riyaz Udin - Indian miniature painter from Jaipur. He has collaborated with British artist Alexander Gorlizki to produce cross-cultural artworks.

Chand Bibi hawking with attendants in a landscape, ca. 1700, India

This painting is an accomplished example of a theme that attained popularity in Deccani painting. Chand Bibi was a legendary queen of Ahmadnagar in the Deccan, who valiantly defended her fortress against the Mughal army in the sixteenth century

Mamluk Egypt, folio of Qur’an, 14th century. Ink, opaque watercolor and gold.

Mamluk Egypt, folio of Qur’an, century. Ink, opaque watercolor and gold.

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