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King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. 16th c. Persian art. Safavid period. Miniature Painting. © AISA/Everett Collection
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020). "The Feast of Sada", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Arthur A. Houghton Jr., 1970 (1970.301.2) | One day, Hushang spied a dragon lurking behind the rocks. He hurled a stone at it, which missed the monster but hit a larger rock, causing sparks to fly. Realizing the significance of this phenomenon, Hushang built a large fire and held a feast to celebrate its discovery.
Falnama (The Book of Omens), 1550s. Safavid period (1501–1732). Iran, Qazvin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1935 (35.64.3) | This folio is from a manuscript of "The Book of Omens (the Falnama)," an illustrated divinatory book. Seven sleepers and their dog rest peacefully at the center, unaware of the outside commotion. #dogs
"A Youth and a Noble Conversing by a Stream", Folio from a Dispersed Manuscript Object Name: Illustrated manuscript, folio Date: late 16th century Geography: Iran Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper Dimensions: 10.5 in. high 7.50 in. wide (26.7 cm high 19.1 cm wide) Classification: Codices Credit Line: Gift of Richard Ettinghausen, 1975