Shah Abbas I of Persia, embracing his wine boy. The poem reads “May life grant all that you desire from three lips, those of your lover, the river, and the cup.” (1571-1629)

Shah Abbas of Persia and Wine Boy by Muhammad Qasim Musavvir Subject of the painting echoed through a Persian couplet: "May life bring you all you desire of three lips: the lip of your lover, the lip of the stream, and the lip of the cup.

از روز ازل عشق تو همخانه ماست، هنرمند نا معلوم، مرقع گلشن، صفحه 18 ، نیمه نخست سده 11 ه.ق، کاخ گلستان  A page from Motagga'-e Golestan, Unknown artist, First half of 17 century, Golestan Palace

“From the first day of Creation His love is in my home”- miniature of the book Moraqqaʿ-e Golšan

A Youth Carrying Jars Later Ascribtion To Reza 'abbasi, Qajar Iran, 19th Century

A Youth Carrying Jars Century CE Qajar Miniature Painting, Iran) -Reza 'Abbasi (Artist)

A rare Qajar diamond-set enamelled gold Miniature Portrait depicting Imam 'Ali kneeling with his sons Hassan and Hussain, and holding dhu'l-faqar, Persia, mid 19th Century

A rare Qajar diamond-set enamelled gold Miniature Portrait depicting Imam 'Ali kneeling with his sons Hassan and Hussain, and holding dhu'l-faqar, Persia, mid Century

Portrait of a lady in green. Tempera and gold ink on paper. Formerly attributed to: Riza-yi 'Abbasi (falsely) 1600 (circa),  Iran

Portrait of a lady in green. Tempera and gold ink on paper. Formerly attributed to: Riza-yi 'Abbasi (falsely) 1600 (circa), Iran

Three Qajar underglaze-painted moulded pottery Tiles   Persia, circa 1880  rectangular, decorated in polychrome, two depicting a mounted hawksman and a couple reserved on a blue landscape, each with upper border with floral vine, framed   the largest 36 x 23.5 cm. approx

回 Tile o Phile 回 Three Qajar underglaze-painted moulded pottery Tiles, Persia, circa 1880

Angel, Persian miniature (1555)  Is it just me, or does it look like the angel has watermelon wings? o.O

Angel, Persian miniature Is it just me, or does it look like the angel has watermelon wings?

Persian illuminated manuscript - battle scene

Persian Illuminated Manuscript - Battle Scene, Persian Water Color on Old Urdu Manuscript Paper

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

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