timur-i-lang: Qazvin school, Iran, ca. 1590-1600 “Bilqis, the Queen of Sheba, reclines besides a meandering stream while holding a love letter that the hoopoe, perched in a bush at her feet, will deliver to her beloved, King Solomon.” Iran, Dynasty Art, Persian Inspiration, 1590 1600, Islam Miniatures, Miniatures Art, Miniatures Persan, Persian Miniatures, Asian Art
Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)."Laila and Majnun in School", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, A.H. 931/A.D. 1524–25. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913 (126.96.36.199) | One of the best-known stories of Nizami’s Khamsa is that of Laila and Majnun, a tale akin to that of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. This folio illustrates their meeting at the school where they fall in love at first sight.
Posthumous portrait of Mumtaz Mahal, wife of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1592 - 1666), in whose memory Taj Mahal was built. Anglo-Indian (or "Company School") tradition at Delhi, circa 1840. Gouache and gold on ivory in 20th century frame(retains original domed glass