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This miniature painting is placed on a red background with text written above it. In the center, a woman is adorning herself while looking at a mirror that is held by a female attendant. They are seated inside a marble pavilion, with projecting porches topped by cupolas and a small rooftop chamber. Another female attendent plays a string instrument to the side in the foreground.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Bilaval Ragini
1795 – 1805
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1980/2.244

Yinka Shonibare (British (modern))
Untitled, The Peter Norton Family Christmas Project 2002
2002
Gift of the Peter Norton Family Foundation
2002/1.236A-W
A small, flat-bottomed stoneware jar, with nearly straight sides flaring out to shoulders only slightly broader than the base, and narrowing to a short neck with an everted rim. The decoration consists of broad horizontal bands of cobalt blue pigment at the base, on the shoulder, and at the neck. The overall glaze, normally a whitish color, is a light brown here, possibly because of less than ideal conditions in the kiln.
Kiln Unknown, Vietnam
Blue-and-white storage jar
1200 – 1499
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
2002/2.21
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Rustam Takes Bijan out of the Pit</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Rustam Takes Bijan out of the Pit, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.54
A small, stoneware jar of squat proportions, with a narrow, upright neck and a short, cylindricrical foot. The jar is decorated with loosely drawn floral patterns in cobalt blue underneath an overalll whitish glaze.
Kiln Unknown, Vietnam
Blue-and-white miniature jar with stylized floral design
1200 – 1499
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
2002/2.18
A small, stoneware jar of squat proportions, with a narrow, upright neck and a short, cylindricrical foot. The jar is decorated with loosely drawn floral patterns in cobalt blue underneath an overalll whitish glaze.<br />
This jar makes an interesting contrast to 2002/2.18, which has a very similar design in a crisp, dark blue; the faded, smudged blue here may be a result of less than ideal conditions in the kiln.
Kiln Unknown, Vietnam
Blue-and-white miniature jar with stylized floral design
1200 – 1499
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
2002/2.19
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Sikandar Goes on a Pilgrimage to the Kaaba</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Sikandar Goes on a Pilgrimage to the Kaaba, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.65
Timurid miniature from the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene depicts <em>Tahmina Comes to Rustam </em>from the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Tahmina Comes to Rustam, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.46
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Rustam Slays Shaghad and Dies</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Rustam Slays Shaghad and Dies, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.63
This painted miniature Shahnama page was made by the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460 in Baghdad, Iraq. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene depicts the <em>Birth of Rustam </em>from the Shahnama, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
The Birth of Rustam, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.43
Timurid miniature from the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene depicts <em>Gurgin Fights with Andariman </em>from the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Gurgin Fights with Andariman, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.55
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