Persian Miniature

The art of the Persian miniature reached its peak mainly during the Mongol and Timurid periods - Century). Mongolian rulers brought a great number of Chinese artisans. Paper itself, reached Persia from China in 753 AD. and a strong Chinese influence.

Persian Miniature Painting

Exhibition of Persian miniature paintings organized in 2005 by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Levni'den (Miniature painting by Levni, 18th century) Topkapı Palace, İstanbul.

Women playing instruments, Ottoman miniature painting from the Surname-i Vehbi by Abdulcelil Levni, 1720

Panneau au flûtiste/Panel with a Flute Player. Photo by Jean-Gilles Berizzi. Via Europeana and the Louvre.

Persian tile - Garden with Flute Player - Panneau au flûtiste/Panel with a Flute Player. Photo by Jean-Gilles Berizzi. Via Europeana and the Louvre.

Minyatür-miniature. A youth. Levni, 18th century.

Minyatür-miniature. A youth. Levni, 18th century.

Woman in bathing pattens (shoes) called nalin. The 'Rålamb Costume Book' is a small volume containing 121 miniatures in Indian ink with gouache and some gilding, displaying Turkish officials, occupations and folk types. They were acquired in Constantinople in 1657-58 by Claes Rålamb who led a Swedish embassy to the Sublime Porte, and arrived in the Swedish Royal Library / Manuscript Department in 1886.

Woman in bathing pattens (shoes) called nalin. The 'Rålamb Costume Book' is a small volume containing 121 miniatures in Indian ink with gouache and some gilding, displaying Turkish officials, occupations and folk types.

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