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Illuminated Letter Collection

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Nasta liq Calligraphy, First Half of 16th cen Creator: Mir Ali Haravi (Heravi)

Nasta liq Calligraphy, First Half of 16th cen Creator: Mir Ali Haravi (Heravi)
Nasta liq Calligraphy, First Half of 16th Century. Found in the Collection of Musee du Louvre, Paris

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Hulagu Khan at a party. Miniature from Jami al-tawarikh (Universal History), ca 1430

Hulagu Khan at a party. Miniature from Jami al-tawarikh (Universal History), ca 1430. Creator: Anonymous
Hulagu Khan at a party. Miniature from Jami al-tawarikh (Universal History), ca 1430. Found in the collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Hulagu Khan and Courtiers. Miniature from Jami al-tawarikh (Universal History), ca 1430

Hulagu Khan and Courtiers. Miniature from Jami al-tawarikh (Universal History), ca 1430. Creator: Anonymous
Hulagu Khan and Courtiers. Miniature from Jami al-tawarikh (Universal History), ca 1430. Found in the collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Nizamuddin Awliya with three attendants. From a Khamsa (Quintet) by Amir Khusraw Dihlavi, c. 1450

Nizamuddin Awliya with three attendants. From a Khamsa (Quintet) by Amir Khusraw Dihlavi, c. 1450. Creator: Anonymous
Nizamuddin Awliya with three attendants. From a Khamsa (Quintet) by Amir Khusraw Dihlavi, c. 1450. Found in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Qaran slays Barman. (Manuscript illumination from the epic Shahname by Ferdowsi), ca 1523-1530

Qaran slays Barman. (Manuscript illumination from the epic Shahname by Ferdowsi), ca 1523-1530. Creator: Anonymous
Qaran slays Barman. (Manuscript illumination from the epic Shahname by Ferdowsi), ca 1523-1530. Found in the collection of the The Sarikhani Collection

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Love scene, 1693

Love scene, 1693. Found in the collection of Musee d art et d histoire, Genf

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Double page. Iran, Isfahan, Early 17th cen Creator: Iranian master

Double page. Iran, Isfahan, Early 17th cen Creator: Iranian master
Double page. Iran, Isfahan, Early 17th Century. Found in the Collection of Musee du Louvre, Paris

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Young man reading in a landscape, c. 1608-1610. Creator: Indian Art

Young man reading in a landscape, c. 1608-1610. Creator: Indian Art
Young man reading in a landscape, c. 1608-1610. Found in the Collection of Musee du Louvre, Paris

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Toghrul III, the last king of the Seljuq Empire, ca 1306-1314. Creator: Anonymous

Toghrul III, the last king of the Seljuq Empire, ca 1306-1314. Creator: Anonymous
Toghrul III, the last king of the Seljuq Empire. Miniature from Jami al-tawarikh (Universal History), ca 1306-1314. Found in the Collection of Harvard University, Cambridge

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Harun al-Rashid and the inside a hammam (From a Manuscript of the Khamsa of Nizami), c

Harun al-Rashid and the inside a hammam (From a Manuscript of the Khamsa of Nizami), c. 1495. Found in the collection of British Library

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Layla and Majnun faint at Meeting (Manuscript illumination from the Layla and Majnun)

Layla and Majnun faint at Meeting (Manuscript illumination from the Layla and Majnun), Early 15th century. Found in the Collection of State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: The Nativity of Christ (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1314

The Nativity of Christ (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1314. Found in the Collection of Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran), Yerevan

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: The Baptism of Christ. The Raising of Lazarus (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel)

The Baptism of Christ. The Raising of Lazarus (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 14th century. Found in the Collection of Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: A Sleeping Dervish, 1650

A Sleeping Dervish, 1650. Found in the Collection of State Oriental Art Museum, Moscow

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Battle between the Khwarezmian army and the Mongols. Miniature from Jami al-tawarikh (Universal His)

Battle between the Khwarezmian army and the Mongols. Miniature from Jami al-tawarikh (Universal His)
Battle between the Khwarezmian army and the Mongols. Miniature from Jami al-tawarikh (Universal History), ca 1430. Found in the collection of Bibliotheque Nationale de France

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Ardashir in bed with the slave girl Gulnar. From the Shahnama (Book of Kings), 1335-1340

Ardashir in bed with the slave girl Gulnar. From the Shahnama (Book of Kings), 1335-1340. Found in the collection of Musee d art et d histoire, Genf

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Moses receiving the tablets of law (Miniature from the Moutier-Grandval Bible), ca 830-ca 840

Moses receiving the tablets of law (Miniature from the Moutier-Grandval Bible), ca 830-ca 840. Artist: Anonymous
Moses receiving the tablets of law (Miniature from the Moutier-Grandval Bible), ca 830-ca 840. Found in the collection of British Library

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: First Battle of Panipat, 1526. Miniature from Baburnama, ca 1592. Creator: Anonymous

First Battle of Panipat, 1526. Miniature from Baburnama, ca 1592. Creator: Anonymous
First Battle of Panipat, 1526. Miniature from Baburnama, ca 1592. Found in the collection of British Library

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Demotte Shahnameh: Faramarz pursues the king of Kabul, ca 1330. Creator: Iranian master

Demotte Shahnameh: Faramarz pursues the king of Kabul, ca 1330. Creator: Iranian master
Demotte Shahnameh: Faramarz pursues the king of Kabul, ca 1330. Found in the Collection of Musee du Louvre, Paris

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Matla ul-Anwar (Rising Place of Lights) by Amir Khusrau Dihlavi, c. 1500. Creator: Anonymous

Matla ul-Anwar (Rising Place of Lights) by Amir Khusrau Dihlavi, c. 1500. Creator: Anonymous
Matla ul-Anwar (Rising Place of Lights) by Amir Khusrau Dihlavi, c. 1500. Found in the Collection of Bibliotheque Nationale de France

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Ascent of Muhammad to Heaven. From Miraj Nameh, 1436. Creator: Anonymous

Ascent of Muhammad to Heaven. From Miraj Nameh, 1436. Creator: Anonymous
Ascent of Muhammad to Heaven. From Miraj Nameh, 1436. Found in the Collection of Bibliotheque Nationale de France

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Miniature of the Selection of astrological treasures by Rumi, ca 1273. Creator: Anonymous

Miniature of the Selection of astrological treasures by Rumi, ca 1273. Creator: Anonymous
Miniature of the Selection of astrological treasures by Rumi, ca 1273. Found in the Collection of Bibliotheque Nationale de France

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Sultan Sanjar and the Old Woman. (From a Manuscript of the Khamsa of Nizami), c. 1660

Sultan Sanjar and the Old Woman. (From a Manuscript of the Khamsa of Nizami), c. 1660. Private Collection

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: The descent of Muhammad into the Netherworld. From Miraj Nameh, 1436. Creator: Anonymous

The descent of Muhammad into the Netherworld. From Miraj Nameh, 1436. Creator: Anonymous
The descent of Muhammad into the Netherworld. From Miraj Nameh, 1436. Found in the Collection of Bibliotheque Nationale de France

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: The night journey of the Prophet. (From a Manuscript of the Khamsa of Nizami), c. 1620

The night journey of the Prophet. (From a Manuscript of the Khamsa of Nizami), c. 1620. Found in the Collection of Bibliotheque Nationale de France

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Shah Jahan on a Terrace, 1627. Creator: Anonymous

Shah Jahan on a Terrace, 1627. Creator: Anonymous
Shah Jahan on a Terrace, 1627

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Esfandiyar murders Simurgh (Manuscript illumination from the epic Shahname by Ferdowsi)

Esfandiyar murders Simurgh (Manuscript illumination from the epic Shahname by Ferdowsi), 16th century. Found in the Collection of State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Rostam before the Sepids Castle (Manuscript illumination from the epic Shahname by Ferdowsi)

Rostam before the Sepids Castle (Manuscript illumination from the epic Shahname by Ferdowsi), 16th century. Found in the Collection of Museum of Western and Oriental Art, Kiev

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Rostam recovers the key to the stronghold of the White Demon (Manuscript illumination

Rostam recovers the key to the stronghold of the White Demon (Manuscript illumination from the epic Shahname by Ferdowsi), 16th century

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Iskandar Watching the Sirens on the Seashore

Iskandar Watching the Sirens on the Seashore. (Manuscript illumination from the epic Iskandar-nameh), Early 15th century. Found in the Collection of State D. Shostakovich Memorial Museum, Moscow

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Ardashir murders the King Artabanus V of Parthia (Manuscript illumination), 16th century

Ardashir murders the King Artabanus V of Parthia (Manuscript illumination), 16th century. Found in the Collection of State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: The Dormition of the Virgin (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 14th century

The Dormition of the Virgin (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 14th century. Found in the Collection of Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran), Yerevan

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: The Entry of Christ into Jerusalem (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1286

The Entry of Christ into Jerusalem (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1286. Found in the Collection of Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran), Yerevan

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Mother of God and child (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1378

Mother of God and child (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1378. Found in the Collection of Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran), Yerevan

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Mark the Evangelist (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 13th century

Mark the Evangelist (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 13th century. Found in the Collection of Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran), Yerevan

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1286

The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1286. Found in the Collection of Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran), Yerevan

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: The Descent into Hell (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1287

The Descent into Hell (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1287. Found in the Collection of Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran), Yerevan

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: The Parable of the Rich Man and the Beggar Lazarus (Manuscript illumination

The Parable of the Rich Man and the Beggar Lazarus (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1332. Found in the Collection of Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: The Resurrection (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 14th century

The Resurrection (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 14th century. Found in the Collection of Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran), Yerevan

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: The Deposition (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1286

The Deposition (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1286. Found in the Collection of Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran), Yerevan

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: The Four Evangelists (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1368

The Four Evangelists (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1368. Found in the Collection of Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran), Yerevan

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Holy Women at Christs Tomb (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1286

Holy Women at Christs Tomb (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1286. Found in the Collection of Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran), Yerevan

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Saint Matthew the Evangelist (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 14th century

Saint Matthew the Evangelist (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 14th century. Found in the Collection of Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran), Yerevan

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: The Crucifixion (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1268

The Crucifixion (Manuscript illumination from the Matenadaran Gospel), 1268. Found in the Collection of Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran), Yerevan

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: A Groom with a Horse, 1603-1604

A Groom with a Horse, 1603-1604. Found in the Collection of State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: The Dervish Dance, 19th century

The Dervish Dance, 19th century. Found in the Collection of State Oriental Art Museum, Moscow

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Majnun watching the battle between Nawfal and Lailas tribe, 1431

Majnun watching the battle between Nawfal and Lailas tribe, 1431. Found in the Collection of State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageIlluminated Letter Collection: Khusraw conversing with Buzurg Ummid (Miniature From the Cycle of Eight Poetic Subjects), 1431

Khusraw conversing with Buzurg Ummid (Miniature From the Cycle of Eight Poetic Subjects), 1431. Found in the Collection of State Hermitage, St. Petersburg



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