A festive gathering
Fresco dated 1600 approx. Isfahan, Chehel Sotun Palace.
A gala reception
By Shah Abbas I for Vali-Mohammad Khan, Emir of Turkestan. Fresco dated 1611. Isfahan, Chehel Sotun Palace.
Single-page drawing on a detached album folio. Ink on paper, dated 1620 approx. 32.4 x 22 cm. Two dancers dressed in goat skins (lower left) cavort while another pair in high, conical hats dance and gesticulate. The figures are accompanied by two drummers, a tambourine (daf) player and a piper with pan pipes. Persia, Isfahan, Safavid period.
The weighing of the Shah Jahan for his 42nd lunar birthday
Manuscript illumination. Gouache on paper. 1635 approx. 31.8 x 21.2 cm.
A banquet given by Shah Abbas II in honour of Nader-Mohammad Khan
Emir of Turkestan. Fresco dated 1630 approx. Isfahan, Chehel Sotun Palace.
Reception of an embassy by Shah Abbas II
Mural painting dated 1650 approx. Ispahan, Chihil, Sutun Palace.
Engelbert Kaempfer Recreational scene of two men dancing
Single-page painting on an album folio, ink and opaque watercolour on paper, dated 1684, 21.4 x 29.9 cm. When he was in Ispahan in 1684-85 the German doctor Engelbert Kaempfer had an album compiled of his own local drawings and paintings by local artists.
A dancing girl
Portrait, painting on paper, 1685 approx., 23 x 12.7 cm. Possibly part of the Sloane, manuscript album. Made in Isfahan, Safavid Dynasty.