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Persian Collection

Background imagePersian Collection: Esther before Ahasuerus. Creator: Artemisia Gentileschi

Esther before Ahasuerus. Creator: Artemisia Gentileschi
Esther before Ahasuerus

Background imagePersian Collection: Dancing Dervishes, Folio from a Divan of Hafiz, ca. 1480. Creator: Bihzad

Dancing Dervishes, Folio from a Divan of Hafiz, ca. 1480. Creator: Bihzad
Dancing Dervishes, Folio from a Divan of Hafiz, ca. 1480

Background imagePersian Collection: Palace of Darius, Persepolis, Iran

Palace of Darius, Persepolis, Iran. Persepolis was built as Persias new capital city during the reign of Darius I (522-485 BC), first king of the Achaemenid dynasty

Background imagePersian Collection: Reciting Poetry in a Garden, Iran, first quarter 17th century. Creator: Unknown

Reciting Poetry in a Garden, Iran, first quarter 17th century. Creator: Unknown
Reciting Poetry in a Garden, Iran, first quarter 17th century

Background imagePersian Collection: Persian police, 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Persian police, 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Persian police, 1918.

Background imagePersian Collection: Palace attendants (runners), Persia, 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Palace attendants (runners), Persia, 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Palace attendants (runners), Persia, 1918.

Background imagePersian Collection: Persian troops - camel artillery, 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Persian troops - camel artillery, 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Persian troops - camel artillery, 1918.

Background imagePersian Collection: Persia - Mohmammedan priests, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Persia - Mohmammedan priests, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Persia - Mohmammedan priests, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imagePersian Collection: Shah of Persia arriving in Ourmiah, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Shah of Persia arriving in Ourmiah, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Shah of Persia arriving in Ourmiah, 1911. Shows visit of Ahmad Shah Qajar (1898-1930), to Urmia, Iran.

Background imagePersian Collection: 'Esther's Banquet', by E. Armitage, from the Liverpool Exhibition of Fine Arts, 1865

"Esther's Banquet", by E. Armitage, from the Liverpool Exhibition of Fine Arts, 1865. Creator: Unknown
"Esther's Banquet", by E. Armitage, from the Liverpool Exhibition of Fine Arts, 1865. Engraving of a painting

Background imagePersian Collection: Man in a turban, c.1675-c.1725. Creator: Anon

Man in a turban, c.1675-c.1725. Creator: Anon
Man in a turban, c.1675-c.1725. Man wearing a purple-white striped kaftan, with a sash around his waist

Background imagePersian Collection: Single Leaf of Youths Before a Ruler at his Court, early 11th century AH/AD 17th century

Single Leaf of Youths Before a Ruler at his Court, early 11th century AH/AD 17th century. Creator: Unknown
Single Leaf of Youths Before a Ruler at his Court, early 11th century AH/AD 17th century. This manuscript leaf, made in Iran

Background imagePersian Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Persanne, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur

Costumes de Différents Pays, Persanne, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur, LF Labrousse
Costumes de Differents Pays, Persanne, c1797

Background imagePersian Collection: Single Leaf from Mantiq al-tayr by Farid al-din `Atta, late 9th century AH/AD 15th century

Single Leaf from Mantiq al-tayr by Farid al-din `Atta, late 9th century AH/AD 15th century. Creator: Bihzad
Single Leaf from Mantiq al-tayr by Farid al-din `Atta, late 9th century AH/AD 15th century. This Timurid leaf depicting a funeral procession, Walters W.678

Background imagePersian Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Persan, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur

Costumes de Différents Pays, Persan, c1797. Creators: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur, LF Labrousse
Costumes de Differents Pays, Persan, c1797

Background imagePersian Collection: Single Leaf of Courtiers at a Reception of Shah `Abbas I, mid 11th century AH/AD 17th century

Single Leaf of Courtiers at a Reception of Shah `Abbas I, mid 11th century AH/AD 17th century. Creator: Unknown
Single Leaf of Courtiers at a Reception of Shah `Abbas I, mid 11th century AH/AD 17th century. The right side of a double-page composition, which most likely served as a frontispiece to a manuscript

Background imagePersian Collection: Mounted warriors, leaf from a Shahnama, 741 AH/AD 1341. Creator: Unknown

Mounted warriors, leaf from a Shahnama, 741 AH/AD 1341. Creator: Unknown
Mounted warriors, leaf from a Shahnama, 741 AH/AD 1341. Page from a dispersed illustrated and illuminated manuscript of Firdawsi's Shahnamah (Book of kings)

Background imagePersian Collection: Young Man with a Flower, 11th century AH/AD 17th century. Creator: Unknown

Young Man with a Flower, 11th century AH/AD 17th century. Creator: Unknown
Young Man with a Flower, 11th century AH/AD 17th century. Images of elegantly dressed men and women were exceedingly popular in Safavid Iran

Background imagePersian Collection: Single Leaf of a Portrait of Shah Abbas I, Painting: 18th century; Calligraphy: 1582-1583

Single Leaf of a Portrait of Shah Abbas I, Painting: 18th century; Calligraphy: 1582-1583. Creator: Unknown
Single Leaf of a Portrait of Shah Abbas I, 18th century. According to the inscription in the upper panel of this manuscript leaf

Background imagePersian Collection: Horned Male Figure, between c.1000 and c.650 B.C.. Creator: Unknown

Horned Male Figure, between c.1000 and c.650 B.C.. Creator: Unknown
Horned Male Figure, between c.1000 and c.650 B.C

Background imagePersian Collection: Merchant and His Partner Conversing (verso)... c1580. Creator: Unknown

Merchant and His Partner Conversing (verso)... c1580. Creator: Unknown
Merchant and His Partner Conversing (verso), Folio from a Tutinama (image 1 of 2), c1580

Background imagePersian Collection: Solomon Enthroned as the King of the Three Worlds... c1780 (binding- 19th century). Creator: Unknown

Solomon Enthroned as the King of the Three Worlds... c1780 (binding- 19th century). Creator: Unknown
Solomon Enthroned as the King of the Three Worlds. Album of Paintings and Calligraphy, c1780 (binding- 19th century). Calligraphic panels. By Hadrat-i-Amit al-Mu'minin Ali. 1781

Background imagePersian Collection: Meeting of Two Generals, Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings), between 1475 and 1500

Meeting of Two Generals, Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings), between 1475 and 1500. Creator: Unknown
Meeting of Two Generals, Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings), between 1475 and 1500

Background imagePersian Collection: Meeting of Warriors, Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings), between 1620 and 1625. Creator: Unknown

Meeting of Warriors, Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings), between 1620 and 1625. Creator: Unknown
Meeting of Warriors, Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings), between 1620 and 1625

Background imagePersian Collection: Female Ascetic (recto), c1600 (recto) Creator: Unknown

Female Ascetic (recto), c1600 (recto) Creator: Unknown
Female Ascetic (recto), Folio from an Album (image 3 of 4), c1600 (recto)

Background imagePersian Collection: Single Leaf of a Man on a Donkey, early 11th century AH/AD 17th century. Creator: Unknown

Single Leaf of a Man on a Donkey, early 11th century AH/AD 17th century. Creator: Unknown
Single Leaf of a Man on a Donkey, early 11th century AH/AD 17th century. This Safavid drawing with opaque watercolour and illuminated borders, depicts a man with a large turban riding a donkey

Background imagePersian Collection: Youth with a Falcon, late 10th century AH/AD 16th century-early 11th century AH/AD 17th century

Youth with a Falcon, late 10th century AH/AD 16th century-early 11th century AH/AD 17th century. Creator: Unknown
Youth with a Falcon, late 10th century AH/AD 16th century-early 11th century AH/AD 17th century. This Safavid drawing was likely produced in Qazvin or Isfahan

Background imagePersian Collection: Lady with a Fan, 11th century AH/AD 17th century. Creator: Unknown

Lady with a Fan, 11th century AH/AD 17th century. Creator: Unknown
Lady with a Fan, 11th century AH/AD 17th century. (Spuriously attributed to Riza-'i Abbasi (died 1044 AH/AD 1634)

Background imagePersian Collection: The Night Attack of Bahram Chubina on the Army of Khusraw Parvis (image 1 of 8), c1560

The Night Attack of Bahram Chubina on the Army of Khusraw Parvis (image 1 of 8), c1560. Creator: Unknown
The Night Attack of Bahram Chubina on the Army of Khusraw Parvis (image 1 of 8), c1560

Background imagePersian Collection: Piruz advises Nushzad not to rebel against Anushirvan (image 1 of 5), c1560. Creator: Unknown

Piruz advises Nushzad not to rebel against Anushirvan (image 1 of 5), c1560. Creator: Unknown
Piruz advises Nushzad not to rebel against Anushirvan (image 1 of 5), c1560

Background imagePersian Collection: The Battle between Bahram Chubina and Sava Shah (image 1 of 9), c1560. Creator: Unknown

The Battle between Bahram Chubina and Sava Shah (image 1 of 9), c1560. Creator: Unknown
The Battle between Bahram Chubina and Sava Shah (image 1 of 9), c1560

Background imagePersian Collection: Zahhak Enthroned with the Two Daughters of Jamshid, Page from a Manuscript of the Shahnama

Zahhak Enthroned with the Two Daughters of Jamshid, Page from a Manuscript of the Shahnama... c1615 Creator: Unknown
Zahhak Enthroned with the Two Daughters of Jamshid, Page from a Manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings), c1615

Background imagePersian Collection: Seated Youth Leaning on a Bolster, c1605. Creator: Unknown

Seated Youth Leaning on a Bolster, c1605. Creator: Unknown
Seated Youth Leaning on a Bolster, c1605

Background imagePersian Collection: An Armenian Bishop (image 1 of 4), c1650. Creator: Unknown

An Armenian Bishop (image 1 of 4), c1650. Creator: Unknown
An Armenian Bishop (image 1 of 4), c1650

Background imagePersian Collection: An Armenian Bishop (image 2 of 4), c1650. Creator: Unknown

An Armenian Bishop (image 2 of 4), c1650. Creator: Unknown
An Armenian Bishop (image 2 of 4), c1650

Background imagePersian Collection: Standing Youth, c1620. Creator: Unknown

Standing Youth, c1620. Creator: Unknown
Standing Youth, c1620

Background imagePersian Collection: A Standing Youth in a Brown Coat, between c1610 and c1620. Creator: Unknown

A Standing Youth in a Brown Coat, between c1610 and c1620. Creator: Unknown
A Standing Youth in a Brown Coat, between c1610 and c1620

Background imagePersian Collection: A King and a Sage Converse in a Rocky Landscape, c1525. Creator: Unknown

A King and a Sage Converse in a Rocky Landscape, c1525. Creator: Unknown
A King and a Sage Converse in a Rocky Landscape, c1525

Background imagePersian Collection: Khusraw Celebrating after Killing the Dragon, page from a manuscript of the Khamsa, 17th century

Khusraw Celebrating after Killing the Dragon, page from a manuscript of the Khamsa, 17th century. Creator: Unknown
Khusraw Celebrating after Killing the Dragon, page from a manuscript of the Khamsa, 17th century

Background imagePersian Collection: The War in the Herzegovina: Bashi-Bazouks leaving Baynaluka for Swina... 1876. Creator: Unknown

The War in the Herzegovina: Bashi-Bazouks leaving Baynaluka for Swina... 1876. Creator: Unknown
The War in the Herzegovina: Bashi-Bazouks leaving Baynaluka [Banja Luka] for Swina, from a sketch by one of our special artists, 1876

Background imagePersian Collection: Persian prisoner in Turkistan; Notes on Western Turkistan, 1875. Creator: Unknown

Persian prisoner in Turkistan; Notes on Western Turkistan, 1875. Creator: Unknown
Persian prisoner in Turkistan; Notes on Western Turkistan, 1875. From Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] and Galpin

Background imagePersian Collection: Elephant, 10th century. Creator: Unknown

Elephant, 10th century. Creator: Unknown
Elephant, 10th century

Background imagePersian Collection: Gorgin Leads Bishan Astray, Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings), between 1620 and 1623

Gorgin Leads Bishan Astray, Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings), between 1620 and 1623. Creator: Unknown
Gorgin Leads Bishan Astray, Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings), between 1620 and 1623

Background imagePersian Collection: Bearded Man Reading in a Landscape, Dated AH 1045/ AD 1635. Creator: Mu'in Musavvir

Bearded Man Reading in a Landscape, Dated AH 1045/ AD 1635. Creator: Mu'in Musavvir
Bearded Man Reading in a Landscape, Dated AH 1045/ AD 1635

Background imagePersian Collection: Manuscript of the Qur'an (Complete), 3rd quarter of 16th century. Creator: Unknown

Manuscript of the Qur'an (Complete), 3rd quarter of 16th century. Creator: Unknown
Manuscript of the Qur'an (Complete), 3rd quarter of 16th century

Background imagePersian Collection: Appliqué Plaque (image 1 of 2), 12th-13th century. Creator: Unknown

Appliqué Plaque (image 1 of 2), 12th-13th century. Creator: Unknown
Applique Plaque (image 1 of 2), 12th-13th century

Background imagePersian Collection: The Mi'raj (Night Journey of the Prophet) with the Ka'ba in Mecca Below... c1600. Creator: Unknown

The Mi'raj (Night Journey of the Prophet) with the Ka'ba in Mecca Below... c1600. Creator: Unknown
The Mi'raj (Night Journey of the Prophet) with the Ka'ba in Mecca Below, Page from an unidentified Manuscript (image 1 of 3), c1600

Background imagePersian Collection: King Khusraw Anushirvan Enthroned: Page from a Manuscript of the Shahnama... 741 A.H. (A.D. 1341)

King Khusraw Anushirvan Enthroned: Page from a Manuscript of the Shahnama... 741 A.H. (A.D. 1341)
King Khusraw Anushirvan Enthroned: Page from a Manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdawsi, 741 A.H. (A.D. 1341)



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