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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, 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
A miniature sculpture of a the Tibetan yogin Milarepa as a rotund figure, seated in lalitasana (the posture of royal ease, with one knee drawn up and the other relaxed) on an antelope skin (the head of the antelope can be discerned just under the figure's left foot, as an incised design). The right hand is raised, cusping the right ear as though to better hear, while the left elbow rests on the left knee, and the right hand holds a nettle-shell bowl. Wrapped around his torso, from his right shoulder to his left knee, is a sash (sometimes referred to as a meditation belt), which allows him to keep his body upright during long hours of meditation. The base, cast in a single piece with the figure, is decorated with beading and a single band of lotus petals.
Yogi Milarepa (c. 1032–c. 1135)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1981/2.56
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 <em>Gaiumart the First Shah</em> from the Shahnama, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Gaiumart the First Shah, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.40
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
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>Rustam Slays Suhrab </em>from the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Rustam Slays Suhrab, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.47
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
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 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>The Death of Dara</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
The Death of Dara, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.64
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>Bahram Gur Slays a Dragon</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Bahram Gur Slays a Dragon, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.70
This Persian manuscript leaf is attributed to the 17th century Safavid period. Its format consists of two sections of calligraphy and a miniature (painted scene) in the middle. The painted scene features a grassy landscape with a mounted soldier and two standing figures. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Faramurz taken Prisoner, Shah-nameh of Ferdowski
17th century
Gift of Dr. Richard Ettinghausen presented in honor of Professor Oleg Grabar
1965/1.180
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 <em>Rustam Slays the White Elephant </em>from the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Rustam Slays the White Elephant, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.44
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