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Persia Collection

Background imagePersia Collection: Map of the Empire of King Alexander the Great

Map of the Empire of King Alexander the Great (Alexander III of Macedon 356323 BC), from Greece in the west to India in the east. Date: 1807

Background imagePersia Collection: Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers

Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers
A map of Africa which illustrates the travels of the explorers Livingstone, Stanley and Cameron

Background imagePersia Collection: Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers

Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers
A map of Africa which illustrates the travels of Livingstone, Stanley and Cameron. Date: 19th Century

Background imagePersia Collection: Map / Asia / Persia 19C

Map / Asia / Persia 19C
Map of Persia (Iran)

Background imagePersia Collection: Shah of Iran - Reza Shah Pevlavi

Shah of Iran - Reza Shah Pevlavi
Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, (1919 - 1980). Emperor of Iran from 16th September 1941, until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11th February 1979"

Background imagePersia Collection: The Coronation of the Shah of Iran

The Coronation of the Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919-1980). On 26th October 1967, twenty-six years into his reign as Shah (" King" )

Background imagePersia Collection: Persian Manuscript, 1650. Court of a Safavid dynasty

Persian Manuscript, 1650. Court of a Safavid dynasty prince. Persian art. Safavid period. Miniature Painting. EGYPT. CAIRO. Cairo. Museum of Islamic Arts

Background imagePersia Collection: Zoroastrian (Parsee) Beauty - Iran

Zoroastrian (Parsee) Beauty - Iran. Date: 1910

Background imagePersia Collection: Map of Persia (Iran)

Map of Persia (Iran) - all place names in their Latin form. The ancient realms of Assyria, Babylonia Date: 1807

Background imagePersia Collection: Shahnameh. The Book of Kings. 16th c. Sohrab

Shahnameh. The Book of Kings. 16th c. Sohrab facing the tent of the Persian army leaders. 16th c. Persian art. Safavid period. Miniature Painting. FRANCE. Chantilly

Background imagePersia Collection: The Shah of Persia

The Shah of Persia, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar (1853-1907). The card bears the Shahs signature!

Background imagePersia Collection: Persian Musicians

Persian Musicians
A group of Persian musicians play on a variety of instruments. Below dancing girls perform to the music

Background imagePersia Collection: Kurdish Gentlemen / Iran

Kurdish Gentlemen / Iran
Two Kurdish men in traditional costume

Background imagePersia Collection: Xenophon Reaches the Sea

Xenophon Reaches the Sea
Xenophon, retreating in Persia, reaches the Black Sea

Background imagePersia Collection: Persian musicians

Persian musicians
Three seated Persian musicians, playing a hand drum, what looks like a daf and a kamanche. A tonbak, or goblet drum, lies discarded on the ground. Date: 1870s

Background imagePersia Collection: Shah of Persia shooting pigeons

Shah of Persia shooting pigeons
The Shah of Persia - Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, KG (1853-1907) shooting pigeons during a visit to Contrexeville (famous for bottled water) in North east France. Date: circa 1902

Background imagePersia Collection: Ancient Persian Music

Ancient Persian Music
A Dervish of Ancient Persia in long green robe with fur trimming; he wears an ornate hat and plays a woodwind instrument

Background imagePersia Collection: Shahnameh. The Book of Kings. 16th c. Sohrab

Shahnameh. The Book of Kings. 16th c. Sohrab looks carefully at some of the tents in the camp. 16th c. Persian art. Safavid period. Miniature Painting. FRANCE. Chantilly

Background imagePersia Collection: The Landing Stage at Ahvaz, Iran - WWI Xmas card

The Landing Stage at Ahvaz, Iran - WWI Xmas card
A rather unusual Christmas Greetings postcard, featuring a World War One era soldier (serving on the Mesopotamian front) in patriotic pose before an inset view of the Landing Stage at Ahvaz - a city

Background imagePersia Collection: Cylinder of Cyrus the Great with text written in akkadian cu

Cylinder of Cyrus the Great with text written in akkadian cuneiform. Clay. Describes the conquest of Babylon in 539 BC and the capture of King Nabonidus by Cyrus the Great

Background imagePersia Collection: Mohammad on Horseback Persian miniature

Mohammad on Horseback Persian miniature
Ascension of prophet Muhammad with the archangel Gabriel. 16th c. Ascent of the Prophet Mohammad with Archangel Saint Gabriel. Persian art. Safavid period. Miniature Painting. UNITED KINGDOM

Background imagePersia Collection: Ali Qapu Palace, Isfahan, Iran

Ali Qapu Palace, Isfahan, Iran
Ali Qapu (Sublime Gate) Palace, Isfahan (Ispahan), Iran. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePersia Collection: Two Persian women rocking a goatskin to churn milk

Two Persian women rocking a goatskin to churn milk. Date: circa 1900s

Background imagePersia Collection: View of the ancient city of Babylon

View of the ancient city of Babylon
View of the city of Babylon, showing the ancient city with the Tower of Babel and the Hanging Gardens. Citta di Babilonia. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by B

Background imagePersia Collection: Native vessels, Manama Pier, Bahrain, Persian Gulf

Native vessels, Manama Pier, Bahrain, Persian Gulf
Native vessels by the pier at Manama, capital of Bahrain, Persian Gulf. Date: late 1940s

Background imagePersia Collection: IRAN. Pasagarda. Tomb of Cyrus II the Great, founder

IRAN. Pasagarda. Tomb of Cyrus II the Great, founder of Persian Empire under the Achaemenid dynasty. Persian art. Achaemenid period. Architecture

Background imagePersia Collection: A group of Persian musicians

A group of Persian musicians
A group of four Persian musicians playing their instruments. 1818

Background imagePersia Collection: Shahnameh. The Book of Kings. 16th c. Zal meets

Shahnameh. The Book of Kings. 16th c. Zal meets

Background imagePersia Collection: Tehran, Iran - Imperial Bank of Persia

Tehran, Iran - Imperial Bank of Persia Date: circa 1909

Background imagePersia Collection: Iran Tehran

Iran Tehran
The palace of the Shah of Persia : the south front

Background imagePersia Collection: Alexander Issus 333Bc

Alexander Issus 333Bc
At Issus (near Iskanderun in Turkey) Alexander routs a vast horde of Asiatics and mercenaries, driving Darius, King of Persia, from the field

Background imagePersia Collection: Polo in Persia

Polo in Persia
A game of polo, with musical accompaniment, in sixteenth century Persia

Background imagePersia Collection: Jude the Apostle

Jude the Apostle
SAINT JUDE THE APOSTLE (also known as Thaddeus): he spread the Good Word in Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) but when he went to Persia he was put to death

Background imagePersia Collection: Persian women using a large grindstone, Iran

Persian women using a large grindstone, Iran Date: circa 1900s

Background imagePersia Collection: Entrance to the Main Bazaar, Kerman, Iran

Entrance to the Main Bazaar, Kerman, Iran. Date: circa 1900s

Background imagePersia Collection: Persian Village, South Persia (Iran)

Persian Village, South Persia (Iran)
Scene in a Persian Village, South Persia (Iran). Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePersia Collection: A village Bazaar - Iran

A village Bazaar - Iran Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePersia Collection: Cyrus at Babylon

Cyrus at Babylon
THE FALL OF BABYLON Kurash II (Cyrus), king of Persia, takes Babylon and allows the captive Jews to return home, restoring the vessels of their Temple

Background imagePersia Collection: Nehemiah in Jerusalem

Nehemiah in Jerusalem
Cupbearer at the court of Artaxerxes, king of Persia, he is sent to Jerusalem to rebuild the walls of the city

Background imagePersia Collection: Parsee Tower of Silence

Parsee Tower of Silence
The Parsees (= Persians) (worshippers of Zoroaster) flee Muslim persecution in Persia and settle in India; their dead are exposed naked on these Towers of Silence

Background imagePersia Collection: The Ziggurat of Ur, Iraq, aerial view

The Ziggurat of Ur, Iraq, aerial view Date: circa 1920s

Background imagePersia Collection: Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran - Shahs Coronation

Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran - Shahs Coronation
Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran (1960-) at the Coronation of the Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919-1980). On 26th October 1967, twenty-six years into his reign as Shah (" King" )

Background imagePersia Collection: The Coronation of the Shah of Iran - Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

The Coronation of the Shah of Iran - Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
The Coronation of the Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919-1980). On 26th October 1967, twenty-six years into his reign as Shah (" King" )

Background imagePersia Collection: Man and woman of Arabia, 1818

Man and woman of Arabia, 1818. The man wears a turban, cloak, sash and harem pants, the woman wears a veil over a long dress

Background imagePersia Collection: Initiation ceremony of disciples of Zoroastrianism

Initiation ceremony of disciples of Zoroastrianism
Initiation ceremonies of gabr or disciples of Zoroastrianism in ancient Persia. A priest pours water in a babys mouth, washes a child and holds another over a pyre. Iniziazione de Guebri

Background imagePersia Collection: Ancient Persian priests performing ritual sacrifices

Ancient Persian priests performing ritual sacrifices
Ancient Persian priests in white robes performing ritual sacrifices at a pyre. Pireo e Sacerdoti Persi. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giovanni Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes

Background imagePersia Collection: Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Shah of Persia, sitting

Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Shah of Persia, sitting on his bed throne with scimitar and hookah pipe. Princes to the right, court clerks at left, and other courtiers

Background imagePersia Collection: Portraits of the Kings of Persia

Portraits of the Kings of Persia. Shah Tahmasp 1, Shah Abbas the Great 2, Nadir Shah 3, Mohammad Karim Khan Zand 4. Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar 5 and Fath-Ali Shah Qajar 6. Ritratti di Re de Persia



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