1600 to 1700

Male dancers in front of a building

Drawing, manuscript illumination, miniature, color

1600 approx.

Four male dancers

Drawing, manuscript illumination, miniature, color

1600 approx.

The weighing of the Shah Jahan for his 42nd lunar birthday. Detail.

Painting, illumination, gouache on paper

1635 approx.

15 x 18 cm

From the “Padshahnama”. Two times a year, the equivalent of the Emperor’s weight was distributed in gold, silver and other goods to the dignitaries, noblemen and merchants.

The weighing of the Shah Jahan for his 42nd lunar birthday

Painting, illumination, gouache on paper

1635 approx.

31.8 x 21.2 cm

From the “Padshahnama”. Two times a year, the equivalent of the Emperor’s weight was distributed in gold, silver and other goods to the dignitaries, noblemen and merchants.

Male dancer

Drawing, manuscript illumination, miniature, color

1650 approx.

From a Persian dictionary of the 16th century

King Bahram and the Princess of Europe

Drawing, manuscript illumination, miniature

1650 

The pavillion of the Seven Princesses (Haft Peykar) was written on 1197 by Nezami. It relates the story of king Bahram, who had built seven pavillions, one for each Pricess of a different region of the world.

King Bahram and the Princess of India

Drawing, manuscript illumination, miniature

1650 

The pavillion of the Seven Princesses (Haft Peykar) was written on 1197 by Nezami. It relates the story of king Bahram, who had built seven pavillions, one for each Pricess of a different region of the world.

King Bahram and the Princess of the Slavs

Drawing, manuscript illumination, miniature

1650 

The pavillion of the Seven Princesses (Haft Peykar) was written on 1197 by Nezami. It relates the story of king Bahram, who had built seven pavillions, one for each Pricess of a different region of the world.

Ballet presented at the court of Shah Abbas, of the Sevides dynasty

Painting, mural, fresco, color

1650 approx.

Female dancer. From a Persian anthology of poetry

Drawing, manuscript illumination, miniature, color

1650 approx.