les Curiosités des créatures et les merveilles des êtres
The Birth of Evil, illustration to the Bhagavata Purana, Basohli, c. 1730–40. (Basohli Paintings evolved in the 17th and 18th centuries as a distinctive style of painting fusing Hindu mythology, Mughal miniature techniques, and the folk art of the local hills. The painting style derives its name from the place of its origin—the hill town of Basohli. . . in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.)
Bahman-Ardeshir swallowed by a dragon Abu Tahir Mohammad b. Hoseyn al-Tarsusi, Darabnameh Mughal, c.1580–1585 Opaque watercolour, ink and gold on paper London, British Library, MS Or. 4615, fol. 3v
Rostam slays the White Div Ferdowsi, Shahnameh Timurid: Herat, c.1444 Patron: Mohammad Juki b. Shah Rokh Opaque watercolour, ink and gold on paper London, Royal Asiatic Society, Persian MS 239, fol. 44r
Rostam slays a dragon Ferdowsi, Shahnameh Timurid: Shiraz, c.1430 Patron: Ebrahim Soltan b. Shah Rokh Illuminator: Nasr al-Soltani Opaque watercolours, ink and gold on paper Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Ouseley Add. 176, fol. 68v
Ferdowsi, Shahnameh Timurid: Shiraz, c.1430 Patron: Ebrahim Soltan b. Shah Rokh Illuminator: Nasr al-Soltani Opaque watercolours, ink and gold on paper Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Ouseley Add. 176, fol. 73r
Divine Twins - entwined Gemini (Iran, c. 1600)
Cambridge University Library, MS Nn.3.74, detail of page 240[a]r (Winged horse men). Qazwini, ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt. 16th century.
A Hindu girl throws herself on the funeral pyre of her betrothed, from the poem Sūz va gudāz (Burning and Melting) by Nawʿī Khabūshānī, illuminated by Muḥammad ʿAlī Mashhadī, Iran, 1657
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Supplément turc 242, detail of f. 30v (Pisces). Seyyid Mohammed b. Emir Hasan el-Suudî, Matâli’ al-sa’âdet. Istanbul, 1582.
This is an Ottoman illuminated and illustrated Turkish version of ʿAjāʾib al-makhlūqāt (Wonders of creation) by Zakarīyā al-Qazwīnī (d. 692 AH / 1293 CE), made at the request of the Vizier Murtaza Paşa (Murtaḍá Pāshā) (fl. eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE). The codex was completed in 1121 AH / 1717 CE by Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Shākir Rūzmah-ʾi Nāthānī. There are 444 paintings illustrating the text. The binding is not original to the manuscript.
Walters Art Museum, Ms. W.593, f.182b (‘A sea-horse with large wings’). Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Ṭūsī, Wonders of Creation. Turkey, 10th century AH / 16th CE.
Shani (Saturn) by Kailash Raj
A copy of Nizami’s Makhzan al-asrar, the first book in his Khamsa. Copied by Mir Ali ibn al-Yasi al-Tabrizi al-Bawargi Western Iran; 20th of Jumada al-awwal 790 H = 27th of May 1388
Tousi Salmâni.peuple de gog & magog examinant le cadavre d'un dragon
Источник: Anna Nenarokova