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See details of works in the collection related to "Pure” on our “One Met. Many Words.” interactive feature. | "Jonah and the Whale", Folio from a Jami al-Tavarikh (Compendium of Chronicles), ca. 1400. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1933 (33.113) #OneMetManyWorlds

Whale Art Print , Whale Illustration , Mixed Media Collage , Whimsical Art. via Etsy.

Garden Scene, Aq Quyunlu period ca. 1430 Iran, possibly Tabriz Opaque watercolor and gold on undyed silk; H. 8 in. cm), W. 11 in. cm) Cora Timken Burnett Collection of Persian Miniatures and Other Persian Art Objects, Bequest of Cora Timken Burnett, 1956

Mohamed (active early 18th century). Nata Ragina: Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes), 1714. India. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of The Kronos Collections, 1980 (1980.526.2) | This work is featured in "Ragamala: Picturing Sound," on view June 14–December 14, 2014. #horses

Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217). "Battle between Alexander and Darius", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, A.H. 931/A.D. 1524–25. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913 (13.228.7.15) | This work is featured in our “Bazm and Razm, Feast and Fight in Persian Art” exhibition on view through May 31, 2015. #horses #BazmandRazm

Escapade at Night: A Nobleman Climbs a Rope to Visit His Lover, ca. 1800-10. Attributed to Chokha - Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper

Attributed to 'Ali Quli Jabbadar (active 1642–late 17th century). "Summer, from a Series of the Four Seasons", Folio from the Davis Album, ca. 1660–70. Iran. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915 (30.95.174.24)

Princely Couple, 1400-1405. Iran. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Cora Timken Burnett Collection of Persian Miniatures and Other Persian Art Objects, Bequest of Cora Timken Burnett, 1956 (57.51.20)

Portrait of Muhammad Khan Shaibani, the Uzbek (d.1510), 16th century. Islamic; present-day Uzbekistan, Bukhara. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Cora Timken Burnett Collection of Persian Miniatures and Other Persian Art Objects, Bequest of Cora Timken Burnett, 1956 (57.51.29) | This painting, considered a portrait of the Shaibanid ruler Muhammad Khan, surrounds its subject with the accoutrements of culture—ink pots, pen cases, and books. #mustache #movember