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Khamseh. Nezâmi 1560-61 Supplément Persan 1956 f173r

Khamseh. Nezâmi 1560-61 Supplément Persan 1956 f173r

“I sent my Soul through the Invisible, Some letter of that After-life to spell: And by and by my Soul return’d to me, And answer’d: ‘I Myself am Heav’n and Hell’” —  	Omar Khayyam, from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Persian miniature

“I sent my Soul through the Invisible, Some letter of that After-life to spell: And by and by my Soul return’d to me, And answer’d: ‘I Myself am Heav’n and Hell’” — Omar Khayyam, from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Persian miniature

Portrait of a Man Date: early 17th century Geography: Iran Medium: Ink, watercolor, and gold on paper Dimensions: H. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) W. 5 13/16 in. (14.8 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art 45.174.14

Portrait of a Man Date: early century Geography: Iran Medium: Ink, watercolor, and gold on paper Dimensions: H. cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art

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A gouache painting signed by Riza-yi Abbasi. This painting provides an insight into several aspects of art and society at the Safavid court in the The young man reading embodies the fashion of the day

Woman Carrying a Vase Date: 17th century Geography: Iran Medium: Ink, watercolor, and gold on paper Dimensions: H. 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm) W. 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art 45.174.18

Woman Carrying a Vase Date: century Geography: Iran Medium: Ink, watercolor, and gold on paper Dimensions: H. cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art

Portrait of a Youth

Portrait of a Youth Date: late century Geography: Iran Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Dimensions: H. 5 cm) W. cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art