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Iskandar (Alexander the Great) hunting with companions, from an illustrated manuscript of the Iskandarnama (Book of Alexander) in the Khamsa of Nizami

Iskandar (Alexander the Great) hunting with companions, from an illustrated manuscript of the Iskandarnama (Book of Alexander) in the Khamsa of Nizami

The Third Court of the Topkapi Palace. Ottoman miniature painting of the Hünername, kept at the Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi, Istanbul.

The Third Court of the Topkapi Palace. Ottoman miniature painting of the Hünername, kept at the Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi, Istanbul (Inv.

A hand-illustrated page of  two Ottoman Turk  dentists and patients.  An assistant is working bellows.  Note the use of a bow-drill in the lower figures.  The turbans are magnificent...very decorative facsimile!

A hand-illustrated page of two Ottoman Turk dentists and patients. An assistant is working bellows. Note the use of a bow-drill in the lower figures. The turbans are magnificent.

Babur Entertained by Badi uz-Zaman-Mirza in the Jahan Ara Garden in Herat (lower)    Miniatures from the Babur-nama manuscript. India. Mogul style. Late 16th century    The Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Babur Entertained by Badi uz-Zaman-Mirza in the Jahan Ara Garden in Herat (lower) Miniatures from the Mughal Babur-nama manuscript. The Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Sad'i and the Youth of Kashgar, 1486 - Kamal ud-Din Behzad

Sad'i and the Youth of Kashgar - Kamal ud-Din Behzad - - Timurid Period miniature, 1486

Miniatura persa - tomado del libro “Maznawi Yamshid wa Jorshid” - del Poeta persa Salman Sawoyi (siglo XVI) - 10 | Galería de Arte Islámico y Fotografía.

“Maznawi Jamshid wa Khorshid” - by the persian poet Salman Sawoyi مثنوی جمشید و خورشید، سلمان ساوجی

"Sudaba's Second Accusation Against Siyavush is Judged", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp  Abu'l Qasim Firdausi  (935–1020)

Sudaba's Second Accusation Against Siyavush is Judged (Abu'l Qasim Firdausi CE Persian): Shahnama (Book of Kings) (Shah Tahmasp) (ca. Safavid Miniature Painting, Tabriz, Iran) -Qasim Ibn 'Ali (ca.) Artist) Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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Ottoman dental book showing molars infected with toothworms. As early as Babylonian times and lasting well into the 18 century, it was thought that a toothache was caused by worms. The theory was disproved by Jacob Christian Schaffer in Tooth worms?

An Illustrated and Illuminated manuscript of Nizami's Haft Paykar ('Seven Princesses') and Layla wa Majnun, Persia, Safavid, probably Shiraz, circa 1590

Would love to find an affordable English translation of Haft Paykar. An Illustrated and Illuminated manuscript of Nizami's Haft Paykar ('Seven Princesses') and Layla wa Majnun, Persia, Safavid, probably Shiraz, circa 1590

AN ILLUSTRATED AND ILLUMINATED LEAF FROM NIZAMI'S HAFT PAYKAR: KING BAHRAM IN THE GREEN PAVILION LISTENING TO THE STORY OF THE PRINCESS OF THE THIRD CLIME, PERSIA, SAFAVID, 16TH CENTURY

An illustrated and illuminated leaf from Nizami's Haft Paykar: King Bahram in the Green Pavilion listening to the story of the Princess of the Third Clime, Persia, Safavid, century

نگاره جوان به شیوه دوره صفوی، سده 19 یا 20 ترسایی، دو نوشته با دو مرکب و دو رسم الخط در پایین (یکی از شاهزادگان چین سنه 1025) و (مهدی الامامی)، 44.5 در 29.2 سانتیمتر، حراجی کریستی A PORTRAIT OF A PERSIAN YOUTH SIGNED MAHDI AL-IMAMI, IRAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, in the Safavid revival style, the subject kneeling in a garden, reading a manuscript, wearing an intricate white turban and light blue tunic over a yellow shirt, a tray with bottles and vases…

Youth Century CE Islamic Safavid Qajar Miniature Painting, Iran, Persia) -Mahdi al-Imami (Artist)

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