Woman with a spray of flowers ca. 1575 Safavid period Opaque watercolor and gold on paper H: W: D: cm Iran Purchase--Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M.
Holy and sacred image of a Persian woman drinking from the Elixir of the Soul (water poured forth from container), meaning is the Dreamer who dreams from the soul. Painting on the wall of Chehel Sotoun pavilion in Isfahan, Iran, century
Majnun-Conversing-with-a-Raven.jpg Miniatures, Gouache, cm Origin: Iran, Timurid Dynasty Album: The Khamsa by Nizami Personage: Majnun Source of entry: First Branch of the State Hermitage Museum, 1924 School: Herat Theme: Literature