1400 to 1500

Four dervishes dancing

Drawing, manuscript illumination, miniature, color 1485.

Soufis dancing Soufis dancing the Sama in front of cheikh Nizam al-Din Awliya

Watercolor, manuscript illumination. 1485, 25.3 x 16.7 cm.

Firdawsi’s Shahnama: Jamshid seated in a landscape

Manuscript illumination, miniature, opaque
color. Ink, color and gold on paper, dated 1575 approx. 28.6 x 18 cm. Islamic, Safavid, second half of 16th century, found in Iran.

Dervishes dancing

Drawing, manuscript illumination, miniature, ink and color on paper, 1500 approx. 6.5 x 8.6 cm. From the collection of Victor Goloubew (1879-1945).

Firdawsi’s Shahnama: The Court of Bilqis (Queen of Sheba).

Manuscript illumination, miniature, opaque color, ink, and gold on paper, dated 1585 approx. 38.1 x 25.2 cm. Safavid, third quarter of the 16th century, probably Shiraz.