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59 objects
S2018.1.85

A lady being observed by her lover, folio from a Ragamala series

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2018.1.85

Within an intricately pillared terrace, against a verdant backdrop, a lady, seated on an elaborate gold throne, inspects herself in a mirror held by an attendant. A second female attendant caresses the princess’s hennaed feet. Hidden amongst the foliage is a prince who peers at the toilet scene.

S1986.226

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Shirin before Shiruya; verso: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.226

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; left-hand half of a double-page composition separated from the facing folio (S1986.227); text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: Shirin before Shiruya; verso: text, four columns, twenty-five lines; one of a group of six folios. Border: The text and the painting …

S1986.220

Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz; recto: Bahram Gur enthroned after killing the lions; verso: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.220

Detached folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz; painting from a dispersed copy of Haft paykar from the Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami mounted on a folio from a Divan of Hafiz; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration and text: Bahram Gur enthroned after killing the lions; verso: text, four columns, thirteen lines; …

S1986.184

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: text; verso: The envoys of Salm and Tur before Faridun

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.184

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text, four columns, twenty-five lines; verso: illustration and text: The envoys of Salm and Tur before Faridun. Border: The painting and the text are set in gold, red, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

S1986.260

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); verso: Kay Kavus and his flying machine; recto: text: Kay Kavus’ flight to the sky

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.260

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text, Kay Kavus’ flight to the sky, four columns, twenty-five lines; verso: illustration and text, Kay Kavus and his flying machine; one of a group of twenty-five folios. Border: The painting is set in …

S1986.255

Folio from a Falnama (Book of omens), recto: Joseph enthroned; verso: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.255

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Falnama (Book of omens); text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration: Joseph enthroned; verso: text: Augury praising Joseph’s majesty and beauty and promising the seeker all manner of good things, including the power to meet the needs of family and friends, one column, eleven lines; one of …

S1986.131

Folio from a Majma’ al-tawarikh (Compendium of history) by Hafiz-i Abru (d.1430); verso: Jamshid enthroned; recto: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.131

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Majma’ al-tawarikh (Compendium of history) by Hafiz-i Abru; text: Persian in black and red naskh script, recto: text, one column, thirty-three lines of text; verso: illustration and text: Jamshid enthroned, one column, twenty lines; one of a group of two folios. Border: The text is set in …