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Royal Feast in a Garden (recto) from the double-page frontispiece of a...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid Period, 15th Century
1956.10.aCCCC0
Shamsa (recto) from right folio from a double-page frontispiece of a...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid Period, 15th century
1945.169.aCCCC0
Wine bearers in landscape, from a robe
Iran, Safavid period
1924.743CCCC0
Prayer Niche (Mihrab)
Iran, Isfahan
1962.23CCCC0
Mirror Case
Iran
1918.785CCCC0
Musicians and Servants Outside a Royal Encampment (recto)
style of Bihzad (Iranian, active 1470–1506)
1944.490.aCCCC0
Calligraphy, Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Timurid period
1944.490.bCCCC0
Velvet Fragment, Khusrau Sees Shirin Bathing
Iran, Kashan, Safavid period
1944.499CCCC0
Velvet Fragment, Khusrau Sees Shirin Bathing
Iran, Kashan, Safavid period
1944.499.aCCCC0
Velvet Fragment, Khusrau Sees Shirin Bathing
Iran, Kashan, Safavid period
1944.499.bCCCC0
Horse Bit Cheekpiece
Luristan, Iran, c. 700 BC
1961.33CCCC0
Dish: The Goddess Anahita
Iran, Sasanian, 5th-6th Century
1962.295CCCC0
Dish:  King Hormizd II or Hormizd III Hunting Lions
Iran, Sasanian, 5th-6th Century
1962.150CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Sasanian, 6th-8th century
1966.369CCCC0
Anahita Vessel
Sasanian, Iran, 4th-5th Century
1962.294CCCC0
Horse-Shaped Drinking Vessel
Iran, Sasanian, 3rd-4th Century
1964.41CCCC0
Minai Beaker with Seated Princes
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk Period
1917.977CCCC0
Carpet
Iran, Herat, 16th century
1962.263CCCC0
Tent panel of a dragon slayer
Iran, Kashan, Safavid period
1948.205CCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Sasanian, 4th-6th Century
1963.478CCCC0
Camel and Groom; Single Page Illustration
style of Shaykh Muhammad (Iranian)
1944.489CCCC0
Bird-shaped Vessel
Iran, Seljuk Period, 12th Century
1948.458CCCC0
The Wade Cup with Animated Script
Iran, Seljuk Period, 13th Century
1944.485CCCC0
Composite Lion and Bull
Iran, 1500-1000 BC
1969.122CCCC0
Rhyton:  The Buffalo-Slayer Goddess
Iran, Sasanian, 600s or Afghanistan, Gandhara, 500s
1964.96CCCC0
Lampas with dancers and musicians
Iran, Safavid period
1953.17CCCC0
Lion Hunting Cup
Northwestern Iran, Amlash, 12th-11th century BC
1965.25CCCC0
Ibex Whetstone Handle
Luristan, Iran, 1100-900 BC
1965.554CCCC0
Ibex Eating
Sasanian, Iran, 5th-7th Century
1941.24CCCC0
Hitching Post
Iran, possibly Hamadan, 13th century
1944.481CCCC0
Hunt Pitcher
Sasanian, Iran, 6th-7th Century
1961.200CCCC0
Balustrade Fragment with Animals
Iran, probably Hamadan, Ilkhanid period
1938.15CCCC0
Hero and Animal Combat Beaker
Iran, Luristan, 9th-7th Century BC
1963.95CCCC0
Feline incense burner
eastern Iran, western Afghanistan, or Turkmenistan, Khorasan
1948.308CCCC0
Ibex-Head Ornament
Iran, Achaemenian, 6th-5th Century BC
1961.199CCCC0
Shah Tahmasp I (1514-1576) Seated in a Landscape
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period
1917.1078CCCC0
Viol
Iran
1918.353©
Feline-Handled Incense Burner
Parthian, Iran, possibly Burudjird, c. AD 100
1961.32CCCC0
Velvet panel with four youths smelling flowers
Iran, Isfahan or Yazd, Safavid period
1932.42CCCC0
Silk fragment
Egypt or Iran, Ayyubid period, 1100s
1937.23CCCC0
Silk Textile
Iran, Isfahan, 20th century
1978.76.a©
Votive Pin with Decorated Disc
Iran, Luristan, 9th-7th Century BC
1963.257CCCC0
Beaker
Northwestern Iran, Marlik, 12th-11th century BC
1965.26CCCC0
Winged Ibex Horse Bit
Luristan, Iran, 800-600 BC
1980.102CCCC0
Leaf from a Koran
Seljuk Iran
1939.507CCCC0
Spouted Zebu Vessel
Marlik, Iran, c. 1000 BC
1992.245CCCC0
Roundels with hunters
Eastern Iran or Central Asia
1959.124CCCC0
"Bear-Woman" Vessel
Marlik, northwest Iran, c. 1200-1000 BC
1967.35CCCC0
Tomb Cover
Iraq or Iran, Buyid period
1954.780CCCC0
Illuminated Folio (verso) from a Gulistan (Rose Garden) of Sa'di (c....
style of Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi (Persian, 1430-1520)
2006.148.bCCCC0
Panel with Falconers
Iran, Modern
1988.98CCCC0
Luster Wall Tile with a Couple
Iran, Kashan, Ilkhanid period, 13th century
1915.524CCCC0
Inscribed Tombstone of Shaikh al-Husain ibn...
Iran, Yazd, Seljuk Period, early 12th Century
1950.9CCCC0
Portion of a Carpet
Iran, Northwestern, 17th century
1953.128CCCC0
Pen and Ink Box
Iran, Safavid period
1940.689CCCC0
Luster Dish with Seated Prince
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk period, late 12th century
1951.289CCCC0
Royal Carpet with Silk and Metal Thread
Iran, Isfahan, Safavid period, 17th Century
1926.533CCCC0
Qualities of Ringdoves (recto) from a Manafi' al-Hayawan (On the...
Iran, probably Maragah, Ilkhanid period
1945.382.aCCCC0
Mirror Case
Iran, 19th century
1932.13CCCC0
Four Human Figures around a Horse and Cheetah
Iran, Nishapur, Samanid Period, 10th Century
1959.249CCCC0
Fragment with star pattern and griffins
Iraq or Iran, Buyid period
1941.292CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Silk fragment with roundels of ducks
Iran
1951.88Samite: silkOverall: 8.3 x 11.4 cm (3 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)Gift of The Textile Arts ClubCCCC0
Hanging fragment with boar head
Iran
1950.509Tapestry weave: wool and linenOverall: 20.7 x 25.2 cm (8 1/8 x 9 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Royal Reception in a Landscape, left folio from the double frontispiece...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1956.10Opaque watercolor, ink, gold and silver on paperRecto Image: 26.1 x 20.7 cm (10 1/4 x 8 1/8 in.); Overall: 32.7 x 22 cm (12 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Royal Feast in a Garden (recto) from the double-page frontispiece of a...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid Period, 15th Century
1956.10.aOpaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paperOverall: 32.7 x 22 cm (12 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.); Image: 26.1 x 20.7 cm (10 1/4 x 8 1/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Preface (verso) from a double-page frontispiece of a Shahnama of...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1956.10.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 32.7 x 22 cm (12 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Royal Reception in a Landscape, right folio from a double-page...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1945.169Opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paperOverall: 32.5 x 22.1 cm (12 13/16 x 8 11/16 in.); Recto Image: 27.7 x 10.3 cm (10 7/8 x 4 1/16 in.); Verso image: 26.3 x 20.7 cm (10 3/8 x 8 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Shamsa (recto) from right folio from a double-page frontispiece of a...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid Period, 15th century
1945.169.aOpaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 27.7 x 10.3 cm (10 7/8 x 4 1/16 in.); Overall: 32.5 x 22.1 cm (12 13/16 x 8 11/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Silk fragment with confronted animal medallions and kufic bands
Iran
1950.84Diasper, tabby weave; silkOverall: 39.6 x 45.4 cm (15 9/16 x 17 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Wine bearers in landscape, from a robe
Iran, Safavid period
1924.743Lampas: silkOverall: 83.5 x 37.5 cm (32 7/8 x 14 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Prayer Niche (Mihrab)
Iran, Isfahan
1962.23Ceramic mosaicMihrab: 290.7 x 245.3 cm (114 7/16 x 96 9/16 in.); Frieze: 69.2 x 1563.5 cm (27 1/4 x 615 9/16 in.)Gift of Katharine Holden ThayerCCCC0
Bahram Gur Arrives at the House of a Merchant, text page (recto); Bahram...
Iran, Tabriz, Ilkhanid period
1943.658Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 45.8 x 34.4 cm (18 1/16 x 13 9/16 in.)Grace Rainey Rogers FundCCCC0
Bahram Gur Arrives at the House of a Merchant, text page (recto), from a...
Iran, Tabriz, Ilkhanid period
1943.658.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 45.8 x 34.4 cm (18 1/16 x 13 9/16 in.); Image: 19.5 x 29.5 cm (7 11/16 x 11 5/8 in.); Text area: 41 x 29.5 cm (16 1/8 x 11 5/8 in.)Grace Rainey Rogers FundCCCC0
Bahram Gur Slays a Dragon (verso), from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of...
Iran, Tabriz, Ilkhanid period
1943.658.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 45.8 x 34.4 cm (18 1/16 x 13 9/16 in.); Image: 19.5 x 29.5 cm (7 11/16 x 11 5/8 in.)Grace Rainey Rogers FundCCCC0
Mirror Case
Iran
1918.785LacquerGift of Mrs. L. E. HoldenCCCC0
Banqueting Scene with Khusrau and Shirin (verso), from a Khamsa (Quintet...
Iran, probably Shiraz, Safavid period
1947.500Opaque watercolor, gold, silver, and ink on paper; double-sidedSheet: 29.6 x 16.2 cm (11 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.); Image: 21 x 13 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Banqueting Scene with Khusrau and Shirin, from a Khamsa (Quintet) of...
Iran, Shiraz (?), Safavid Period
1947.500.bOpaque watercolor, ink, gold, and silver on paperSheet: 29.6 x 16.2 cm (11 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.); Image: 21 x 14 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Musicians and Servants Outside a Royal Encampment (recto)
style of Bihzad (Iranian, active 1470–1506)
1944.490.aOpaque watercolor and gold on paperImage: 24.4 x 14.1 cm (9 5/8 x 5 9/16 in.); Overall: 27 x 17.2 cm (10 5/8 x 6 3/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Calligraphy, Persian Verses (verso)
Iran, Timurid period
1944.490.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperEdward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Picnic in the Mountains; Single Page Illustration
style of Muhammadi (Iranian)
1944.491Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 28.6 x 19 cm (11 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Lampas with scenes of wild animals
Iran
1939.38.aLampas weave, brocaded; silk and goldOverall: 55.4 x 28.5 cm (21 13/16 x 11 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Brocaded velvet with falconer and attendant in animated lattice, from a...
Iran, Kashan, Safavid period
1944.239Velvet, brocaded and pile-warp substitution: silk and gilt-metal threadOverall: 79.4 x 66.7 cm (31 1/4 x 26 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Nushirwan Listens to the Owls (recto); the Story of Nushirwan and his...
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period
1944.487Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 32.7 x 21.8 cm (12 7/8 x 8 9/16 in.); Image: 20.3 x 12.7 cm (8 x 5 in.); Text area: 20.3 x 12.7 cm (8 x 5 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Nushirwan Listens to the Owls (recto): Illustration and Text, Persian...
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period
1944.487.aOpaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperSheet: 32.7 x 21.8 cm (12 7/8 x 8 9/16 in.); Image: 20.3 x 12.7 cm (8 x 5 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
The Story of Nushirwan and his Minister, "The Third Discourse on Diverse...
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period
1944.487.bInk and gold on paperSheet: 32.7 x 21.8 cm (12 7/8 x 8 9/16 in.); Text area: 20.3 x 12.7 cm (8 x 5 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Velvet Fragment, Khusrau Sees Shirin Bathing
Iran, Kashan, Safavid period
1944.499Velvet, pile-warp substitution: silkAverage: 19 x 15 cm (7 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Velvet Fragment, Khusrau Sees Shirin Bathing
Iran, Kashan, Safavid period
1944.499.aSilk; velvet, cut, pile-warp substitutionOverall: 19 x 15 cm (7 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Velvet Fragment, Khusrau Sees Shirin Bathing
Iran, Kashan, Safavid period
1944.499.bSilk; velvet, cut, pile-warp substitutionOverall: 21.7 x 15.7 cm (8 9/16 x 6 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Horse Bit Cheekpiece
Luristan, Iran, c. 700 BC
1961.33Bronze, cast and incisedOverall: 14.9 x 21.3 cm (5 7/8 x 8 3/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Dish: The Goddess Anahita
Iran, Sasanian, 5th-6th Century
1962.295Silver giltOverall: 4.6 x 21.6 cm (1 13/16 x 8 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Dish:  King Hormizd II or Hormizd III Hunting Lions
Iran, Sasanian, 5th-6th Century
1962.150Silver giltOverall: 4.6 x 20.8 cm (1 13/16 x 8 3/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Samite with roundels of rosettes
Iran
1950.514Samite: silkOverall: 17.7 x 17.7 cm (6 15/16 x 6 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Sasanian, 6th-8th century
1966.369SilverOverall: 5 x 13.4 cm (1 15/16 x 5 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Anahita Vessel
Sasanian, Iran, 4th-5th Century
1962.294Silver, cast, raised, repoussé, chased, and giltedOverall: 18.5 x 11.5 cm (7 5/16 x 4 1/2 in.)Gift of Katharine Holden ThayerCCCC0
Horse-Shaped Drinking Vessel
Iran, Sasanian, 3rd-4th Century
1964.41Silver, partially giltOverall: 12 x 10.8 x 32.7 cm (4 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 12 7/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Minai Beaker with Seated Princes
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk Period
1917.977Fritware with overglaze-painted design (minai ware)Overall: 13.3 x 12.3 cm (5 1/4 x 4 13/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Cloth of gold with felines and eagles
Northeast Iran
1990.2Lampas: silk and gold threadOverall: 170.5 x 109 cm (67 1/8 x 42 15/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Carpet
Iran, Herat, 16th century
1962.263Senna knot: wool and cottonAverage: 771.7 x 307.3 cm (303 13/16 x 121 in.)Florence and Charles Abel Oriental Rug Collection by exchangeCCCC0
Tent panel of a dragon slayer
Iran, Kashan, Safavid period
1948.205Velvet, cut, voided, brocaded, and pile-warp substitution: silk and gilt-metal stripsOverall: 69.9 x 54.6 cm (27 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bowl
Iran, Sasanian, 4th-6th Century
1963.478SilverOverall: 6.4 x 14 cm (2 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Camel and Groom; Single Page Illustration
style of Shaykh Muhammad (Iranian)
1944.489Ink, gold, and opaque watercolor on paperImage: 21.4 x 28.4 cm (8 7/16 x 11 3/16 in.); Overall: 28.6 x 40.8 cm (11 1/4 x 16 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Bird-shaped Vessel
Iran, Seljuk Period, 12th Century
1948.458Bronze, cast, with chased and chiseled decoration; eyes inlaid with blue glassOverall: 17.5 x 9.5 cm (6 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
The Wade Cup with Animated Script
Iran, Seljuk Period, 13th Century
1944.485Brass inlaid with silverOverall: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.); Diameter: 16.1 cm (6 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Composite Lion and Bull
Iran, 1500-1000 BC
1969.122Bronze, castOverall: 11.4 x 9.7 x 14.8 cm (4 1/2 x 3 13/16 x 5 13/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Rhyton:  The Buffalo-Slayer Goddess
Iran, Sasanian, 600s or Afghanistan, Gandhara, 500s
1964.96SilverOverall: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Lampas with dancers and musicians
Iran, Safavid period
1953.17Lampas, brocaded: silk and silver-metal threadOverall: 87.7 x 52.1 cm (34 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Lion Hunting Cup
Northwestern Iran, Amlash, 12th-11th century BC
1965.25Silver, raised, chased, repousséOverall: 14 x 9.3 cm (5 1/2 x 3 11/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Lampas with phoenixes amid undulating vines
Eastern Iran, Ilkhanid period
1985.4Lampas: silk, cotton, and gold threadOverall: 43.5 x 39.5 cm (17 1/8 x 15 9/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Ceramic dish with deer, phoenix, and lotus blossoms
Iran, Sultanabad
1924.742Fritware with underglaze-painted designOverall: 7 x 32.6 cm (2 3/4 x 12 13/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Ibex Whetstone Handle
Luristan, Iran, 1100-900 BC
1965.554Bronze, castOverall: 22.3 cm (8 3/4 in.)Gift of the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversaryCCCC0
Ibex Eating
Sasanian, Iran, 5th-7th Century
1941.24Stucco (gypsum plaster) with traces of paintOverall: 30.8 cm (12 1/8 in.)Gift of Heeramaneck GalleriesCCCC0
Hitching Post
Iran, possibly Hamadan, 13th century
1944.481LimestoneOverall: 62.9 x 65.8 cm (24 3/4 x 25 7/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Lampas with scrolling vines and grape leaves
probably Iran
1926.509Lampas: silk and gold threadOverall: 21 x 22.9 cm (8 1/4 x 9 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Hunt Pitcher
Sasanian, Iran, 6th-7th Century
1961.200SilverOverall: 13.4 x 9 cm (5 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Balustrade Fragment with Animals
Iran, probably Hamadan, Ilkhanid period
1938.15LimestoneOverall: 66.7 x 83.8 x 10.6 cm (26 1/4 x 33 x 4 3/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Hero and Animal Combat Beaker
Iran, Luristan, 9th-7th Century BC
1963.95Silver, repoussé, engravedDiameter: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.); Overall: 10.1 cm (4 in.)Gift of K. RabenouCCCC0
Taffeta Fragment with Gul-u-Bulbul (Rose and Nightingale) Pattern
Iran, 1700s
1943.91Taffeta, brocaded; silk and metallic threadOverall: 37.8 x 40 cm (14 7/8 x 15 3/4 in.)Gift of Mrs. Fred R. WhiteCCCC0
Feline incense burner
eastern Iran, western Afghanistan, or Turkmenistan, Khorasan
1948.308Copper alloy, cast and chasedOverall: 35.5 x 11 x 32.5 cm (14 x 4 5/16 x 12 13/16 in.); Head: 17.8 x 9.5 x 12.5 cm (7 x 3 3/4 x 4 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Ibex-Head Ornament
Iran, Achaemenian, 6th-5th Century BC
1961.199BronzeOverall: 16.9 x 6.5 x 11.7 cm (6 5/8 x 2 9/16 x 4 5/8 in.)Gift of Katharine Holden ThayerCCCC0
Seated Figure holding a Vase or Flask
Iran
1984.222Lead reliefOverall: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)Gift of Milton Girod©
Shah Tahmasp I (1514-1576) Seated in a Landscape
Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period
1917.1078Opaque watercolor and gold on paperSheet: 30 x 21.1 cm (11 13/16 x 8 5/16 in.); Image: 14.3 x 8.9 cm (5 5/8 x 3 1/2 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Viol
Iran
1918.353Overall: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Lampas with hares in ogival pattern
probably Iran
1939.44Lampas: silk and gold threadOverall: 20.3 x 32.5 cm (8 x 12 13/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Feline-Handled Incense Burner
Parthian, Iran, possibly Burudjird, c. AD 100
1961.32Bronze, castOverall: 11.6 x 30 cm (4 9/16 x 11 13/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Velvet panel with four youths smelling flowers
Iran, Isfahan or Yazd, Safavid period
1932.42Velvet, brocaded and pile-warp substitution: silk, gilt- and silver-metal threadOverall: 157.5 x 73.7 cm (62 x 29 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Silk fragment
Egypt or Iran, Ayyubid period, 1100s
1937.23Lampas: silkDudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Silk Textile with Goatherds in a Landscape
Iran, Isfahan, 1900s
1978.76Lampas weave, silk; lining: twill tapestry, double lockedAverage: 102.2 x 37.5 cm (40 1/4 x 14 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Silk Textile
Iran, Isfahan, 20th century
1978.76.aLampas weave, silkOverall: 101.6 x 38.7 cm (40 x 15 1/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund©
Votive Pin with Decorated Disc
Iran, Luristan, 9th-7th Century BC
1963.257Silver, repoussé and incisedOverall: 35.1 x 15.9 x 1.7 cm (13 13/16 x 6 1/4 x 11/16 in.)James Parmelee FundCCCC0
Beaker
Northwestern Iran, Marlik, 12th-11th century BC
1965.26Gold, low relief repoussé and incisedOverall: 14 x 9.3 cm (5 1/2 x 3 11/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Lampas with confronting peacocks
probably Iran
1968.73Lampas weave, silkOverall: 59 x 57.4 cm (23 1/4 x 22 5/8 in.)Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul MallonCCCC0
Winged Ibex Horse Bit
Luristan, Iran, 800-600 BC
1980.102Bronze, cast and incisedOverall: 23.6 cm (9 5/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Leaf from a Koran
Seljuk Iran
1939.507Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperSheet: 32 x 21.3 cm (12 5/8 x 8 3/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Spouted Zebu Vessel
Marlik, Iran, c. 1000 BC
1992.245Earthenware, burnishedOverall: 25.7 x 14.4 x 32.1 cm (10 1/8 x 5 11/16 x 12 5/8 in.)Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Clara Taplin RankinCCCC0
Roundels with hunters
Eastern Iran or Central Asia
1959.124Samite: silkOverall: 26.5 x 25.5 cm (10 7/16 x 10 1/16 in.)Gift of The Textile Art AllianceCCCC0
King Luhrasp Ascends the Throne: A Processon Arrives at Court (Recto);...
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid Period, 16th century
1962.24Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperSheet: 47 x 29.7 cm (18 1/2 x 11 11/16 in.); Image: 43.9 x 26.6 cm (17 5/16 x 10 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
King Luhrasp Ascends the Throne: A Processon Arrives at Court (Recto);...
Iran, Shiraz, Safavid Period, 16th century
1962.24.aOpaque watercolor, ink and gold on paperSheet: 47 x 29.7 cm (18 1/2 x 11 11/16 in.); Image: 43.9 x 26.6 cm (17 5/16 x 10 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
"Bear-Woman" Vessel
Marlik, northwest Iran, c. 1200-1000 BC
1967.35Ceramic, earthenware, burnishedOverall: 24.1 x 14.7 x 16.5 cm (9 1/2 x 5 13/16 x 6 1/2 in.)James Albert and Mary Gardiner Ford Memorial FundCCCC0
Tomb Cover
Iraq or Iran, Buyid period
1954.780Compound tabby; silkOverall: 210.2 x 102.5 cm (82 3/4 x 40 3/8 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Illuminated Folio from a Gulistan (Rose Garden) of Sa'di (c. 1213-1291)
style of Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi (Persian, 1430-1520)
2006.148Opaque watercolor, ink, gold and silver on paperGift of William Kelly Simpson in memory of his wife Marilyn M. Simpson and her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.CCCC0
Illuminated Folio (verso) from a Gulistan (Rose Garden) of Sa'di (c....
style of Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi (Persian, 1430-1520)
2006.148.bOpaque watercolor, ink, gold and silver on paperOverall: 30 x 19 cm (11 13/16 x 7 1/2 in.); Text area: 16.1 x 9.6 cm (6 5/16 x 3 3/4 in.)Gift of William Kelly Simpson in memory of his wife Marilyn M. Simpson and her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.CCCC0
The Story of Hushang, from a Majma al-tavarikh (A Compendium of...
Afghanistan, Herat, Timurid Iran
1931.452.aOpaque watercolor and ink on paperImage: 11 x 25.7 cm (4 5/16 x 10 1/8 in.); Overall: 42 x 32 cm (16 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.); Text area: 22.6 x 22.8 cm (8 7/8 x 9 in.)Dudley P. Allen FundCCCC0
Panel with Falconers
Iran, Modern
1988.98Lampas weave, silkOverall: 136.7 x 79 cm (53 13/16 x 31 1/8 in.)Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. FundCCCC0
Luster Wall Tile with a Couple
Iran, Kashan, Ilkhanid period, 13th century
1915.524Fritware with luster-painted designOverall: 19.5 x 16 cm (7 11/16 x 6 5/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust by exchangeCCCC0
Inscribed Tombstone of Shaikh al-Husain ibn...
Iran, Yazd, Seljuk Period, early 12th Century
1950.9LimestoneOverall: 65 x 42.6 cm (25 9/16 x 16 3/4 in.)Edward L. Whittemore FundCCCC0
Portion of a Carpet
Iran, Northwestern, 17th century
1953.128Knotted pile: jufti knot; wool and cottonAverage: 89 x 185.5 cm (35 1/16 x 73 1/16 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Pen and Ink Box
Iran, Safavid period
1940.689Lacquer over papier machéOverall: 3.6 x 22.3 x 4.2 cm (1 7/16 x 8 3/4 x 1 5/8 in.)Bequest of James ParmeleeCCCC0
Siyavush on his Horse Hitting a Rolling Target (recto)  from a Shahnama ...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1942.871.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 8.6 x 16.1 cm (3 3/8 x 6 5/16 in.); Overall: 32.4 x 21.6 cm (12 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.); Text area: 22.6 x 16.1 cm (8 7/8 x 6 5/16 in.)Gift of Heeramaneck GalleriesCCCC0
Persian verses (verso) from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi (940...
Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period
1942.871.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperOverall: 32.4 x 21.6 cm (12 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.); Text area: 22.6 x 16.1 cm (8 7/8 x 6 5/16 in.)Gift of Heeramaneck GalleriesCCCC0
Luster Dish with Seated Prince
Iran, Kashan, Seljuk period, late 12th century
1951.289Fritware with luster-painted designOverall: 7.5 x 39 cm (2 15/16 x 15 3/8 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Royal Carpet with Silk and Metal Thread
Iran, Isfahan, Safavid period, 17th Century
1926.533Brocaded gilt- and silver-metal thread; cotton warp, cotton and silk wefts; silk pile, asymmetrical knot, 295 per sq. in.Average: 205.7 x 142.3 cm (81 x 56 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Qualities of Ringdoves (recto); On the Benefits of Quails (verso), from...
Iran, probably Maragah, Ilkhanid period
1945.382Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 10.2 x 9 cm (4 x 3 9/16 in.); Overall: 24.7 x 18.2 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/16 in.); Text area: 22.2 x 16.5 cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Qualities of Ringdoves (recto) from a Manafi' al-Hayawan (On the...
Iran, probably Maragah, Ilkhanid period
1945.382.aOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 10.2 x 9 cm (4 x 3 9/16 in.); Overall: 24.7 x 18.2 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/16 in.); Text area: 22.2 x 16.5 cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
On the Benefits of Quails (verso) from a Manafi' al-Hayawan (On the...
Iran, Maragah, Ilkhanid period
1945.382.bOpaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paperImage: 10.7 x 6 cm (4 3/16 x 2 3/8 in.); Overall: 24.7 x 18.2 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/16 in.); Text area: 22.5 x 16.5 cm (8 7/8 x 6 1/2 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Mirror Case
Iran, 19th century
1932.13LacquerOverall: 24.4 x 16 cm (9 5/8 x 6 5/16 in.)Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Jacob PerkinsCCCC0
Four Human Figures around a Horse and Cheetah
Iran, Nishapur, Samanid Period, 10th Century
1959.249Earthenware with underglaze slip-painted decorationOverall: 8 x 35.6 cm (3 1/8 x 14 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Fragment with star pattern and griffins
Iraq or Iran, Buyid period
1941.292Plain weave variation with supplementary weft: silkOverall: 40.3 x 30.5 cm (15 7/8 x 12 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0