Gallery 228, second floor
The Arts of War and Peace: Persian Miniatures from the Collection features a selection of illuminated manuscript pages by Persian artists dating from the fourteenth through seventeenth centuries. One of the scenes illustrates a famous battle between Ali, the son-in-law of the prophet Muhammed, and the standard-bearer of Talha. The complementary art of peace for the Persian nobility was hunting, featuring elaborate encampments and tree pavilions in the mountains. Both arts feature the beautiful Arabian horses of which the Persian elite was justly proud.
Dr. Felice Fischer • The Luther W. Brady Curator of Japanese Art and Curator of East Asian Art
Maxine Lewis • Curatorial Associate, East Asian Art