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AN ILLUSTRATED AND ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT OF JAMI'S YUSUF WA ZULAYKHA, SIGNED BY 'ALI REZA AL-KATIB, HERAT OR BUKHARA, SAFAVID, DATED 982 AH/1574 AD

Iskandar, in the likeness of Husayn Bayqara, with the seven sages. An inscription in the arch of the window is dated AH 900 (1494/95). (BL Or.6810, f. 214r).

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Herat Citadel

Herāt Citadel, Afghanistan. It dates back to 330 BC (rebuit many times), around the time Alexander the Great was in the area. Photo by Steve McCurry - check out his other photos from Afghanistan on the link - they're awesome.

" رقص دراویش "، برگی از دیوان حافظ، منسوب به بهزاد، حدود 1480 میلادی، هرات "Dancing Dervishes", Folio from a Divan of Hafiz Painting attributed to Bihzad (ca. 1450–1535/36) Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: ca. 1480 Geography: Herat Medium: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Dimensions: Painting: H. 6 5/16 in. (16 cm) W. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)

Floral & geometric patterns of restored Timurid tile mosaics decorate a wall in the courtyard of the Friday Mosque or "Masjid-i Jami", the largest mosque in Herat, dating to 1200 AD, Herat, Afghanistan. Much of the Ghorid and Timurid decorations on the

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How the women of Afghanistan are saving the silk weaving tradition

An Afghan worker weaves a carpet in a traditional factory in Zandajan district of Herat province during a process which dates back thousands of years

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Wine jug (mashrabe)

Wine jug (mashrabe) Place of origin: Iran Herat, France (possibly) Date: ca. 1450-1500 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Cast brass with engraved decoration, gold and silver inlay and cross-hatched background