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Persian Collection

"Unveiling the Rich Tapestry of Persian History

Background imagePersian Collection: Rostam asleep, near his horse and a slaughtered leopard

Rostam asleep, near his horse and a slaughtered leopard
LRI3725853 Rostam asleep, near his horse and a slaughtered leopard, from a manuscript of the Shahnameh, by Firdawsi (gouache on paper) by Persian School; Biblioteca Nazionale, Naples

Background imagePersian Collection: The white demon Akvan carries Rostam (or Rustam), son of Zal

The white demon Akvan carries Rostam (or Rustam), son of Zal
LRI3725848 The white demon Akvan carries Rostam (or Rustam), son of Zal, from a manuscript of the Shahnameh, by Firdawsi (gouache on paper) by Persian School; Biblioteca Nazionale, Naples

Background imagePersian Collection: Map of the Ancient Persian Empire

Map of the Ancient Persian Empire, encompassing Greece to the north west, Arabia to the south east, Egypt and Libya to the south west and deep in the Caucasus in the north east. Date: 1798

Background imagePersian Collection: HMS Victorious (R38) approaching the Persian Gulf

HMS Victorious (R38) approaching the Persian Gulf, 3 July 1961. de Havilland Sea Vixens, Supermarine Scimitars and Westland Whirlwinds line the flightdeck

Background imagePersian 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 imagePersian Collection: MITHRAS KILLING THE BULL. Roman fresco, 2nd century A. D

MITHRAS KILLING THE BULL. Roman fresco, 2nd century A. D
MITHRAS KILLING THE BULL. Roman fresco, 2nd century A.D

Background imagePersian Collection: Iran, Tehran, elevated city skyline with view tfrom the Roof of Iran Park towards

Iran, Tehran, elevated city skyline with view tfrom the Roof of Iran Park towards the Milad Tower, dusk

Background imagePersian Collection: Ancient Greeks holding the pass of Thermopylae, 480 BC

Ancient Greeks holding the pass of Thermopylae, 480 BC
Greeks under Leonidas holding off the Persian invasion at Thermopylae, 480 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePersian Collection: Cat - Black Persian

Cat - Black Persian
LA-6275 Cat - Black Persian Jean-Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePersian Collection: Ahura Mazda

Ahura Mazda, supreme god in Zoroastrianism, Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iran, Middle East

Background imagePersian Collection: Iran, Tehran, Museum of the Islamic Period, exterior tilework detail

Iran, Tehran, Museum of the Islamic Period, exterior tilework detail

Background imagePersian Collection: Pheidippides Runs

Pheidippides Runs
BATTLE OF MARATHON Athenian courier Pheidippides sent to Sparta to request help when the Persians landed at Marathon in 490 BC, died after completing his run

Background imagePersian 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 imagePersian Collection: Portrait of Zoroaster (6th century BC)

Portrait of Zoroaster (6th century BC)
Zoroaster (6th century BC). Founder of the Zoroastrianism. Portrait at the Atashkadeh Fire Temple. Yazd. Iran

Background imagePersian 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 imagePersian Collection: Battle Of Thermopylae

Battle Of Thermopylae
Persian archers kill the last of the Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae, August 480 BC. 300 Spartans, under King Leonidas I

Background imagePersian Collection: The Battle of Issus. 1st c. Detail of the mosaic

The Battle of Issus. 1st c. Detail of the mosaic depicting Alexander the Great at the Battle of Issus, fighting against Persian king Darius III. Roman art. Early Empire. Mosaic. ITALY. Naples

Background imagePersian Collection: Esther before Ahasuerus. Creator: Artemisia Gentileschi

Esther before Ahasuerus. Creator: Artemisia Gentileschi
Esther before Ahasuerus

Background imagePersian Collection: DANCING DERVISHES, 1490. Persian Timurid manuscript illumination, 1490

DANCING DERVISHES, 1490. Persian Timurid manuscript illumination, 1490

Background imagePersian Collection: Zoroastrian (Parsee) Beauty - Iran

Zoroastrian (Parsee) Beauty - Iran. Date: 1910

Background imagePersian 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 imagePersian 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 imagePersian Collection: Page from a poem book by Hafez-e Shirazi illustrated depicti

Page from a poem book by Hafez-e Shirazi illustrated depicting a banquet. Persian art. Safavid period. Miniature Painting

Background imagePersian Collection: Tortoiseshell Persians

Tortoiseshell Persians
Two Persian cats, one tortoiseshell and one tortoiseshell-and-white, sit together. Date: 1903

Background imagePersian Collection: Persian Royal Palace in Teheran, 1800s

Persian Royal Palace in Teheran, 1800s
Anderoon, the womens apartment in the Persian Royal Palace, Teheran, Iran, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePersian Collection: Extent of the Persian empire

Extent of the Persian empire
Map of the ancient Persian empire. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePersian Collection: Miltiades Bust

Miltiades Bust
MILTIADES Athenian military commander, led the Athenian forces at the battle of Marathon, 490, where he defeated the much larger Persian forces of Darius

Background imagePersian Collection: Cat - Black Persian

Cat - Black Persian
LA-3749 Cat - Black Persian Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePersian Collection: Persepolis

Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iran, Middle East

Background imagePersian Collection: Persian Musicians

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

Background imagePersian Collection: Carved reliefs of palace guard

Carved reliefs of palace guard, Apadana palace staircase, Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iran, Middle East

Background imagePersian Collection: Simurgh (Simorgh or Senmurw) - Azulejos - Faience de Kashan (Persia), period Ilkhanide

Simurgh (Simorgh or Senmurw) - Azulejos - Faience de Kashan (Persia), period Ilkhanide
LSE4317364 Simurgh (Simorgh or Senmurw) - Azulejos - Faience de Kashan (Persia), period Ilkhanide, beginning 14th century (Tile, Molded ceramic, lustre and underglaze painted, Persia, Kashan)

Background imagePersian Collection: Picture No. 11768863

Picture No. 11768863
Cat - Persian Tortoiseshell Cameo grumpy kitten wearing bah humbug Christmas hat Digital Manipulation: Made grumpy hat PAB background Date:

Background imagePersian Collection: Shahnameh. The Book of Kings. 16th c. Faridun

Shahnameh. The Book of Kings. 16th c. Faridun

Background imagePersian Collection: Ancient Alphabets

Ancient Alphabets
Writing examples of the Arabic, Turkish and Persian alphabets. Date: Circa 1760

Background imagePersian Collection: Christmas star as planetary conjunction

Christmas star as planetary conjunction. Artwork of a possible Christmas Star in the night sky of the year 7 BC. Traces of the planetary conjunction of Jupiter

Background imagePersian Collection: Persian pharmacy, 13th century artwork

Persian pharmacy, 13th century artwork
Persian pharmacy. 13th century Arabic artwork entitled The Preparation of Medicine from Honey. This image was produced in Baghdad, Iraq, whilst it was still part of the Persian Empire

Background imagePersian Collection: Battle of Salamis

Battle of Salamis
A Persian admiral, the bravest of the brothers of King Xerxes, is killed by the Greeks at the Battle of Salamis

Background imagePersian Collection: Cat - Persian kittens

Cat - Persian kittens
LA-3972 Cat - Persian kittens Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePersian Collection: Cat - Red Persian

Cat - Red Persian
LA-3169 Cat - Red Persian Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way. contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: 020 8318 1401

Background imagePersian Collection: Persian Cats - three sitting in line

Persian Cats - three sitting in line
LA-2778 Persian Cats - three sitting in line Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePersian 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 imagePersian Collection: Persian Archers

Persian Archers
Soldiers from Elam, armed with spear, bow and arrows, in the service of Darius when he attacked Greece

Background imagePersian Collection: Battle of Marathon, 490 BC

Battle of Marathon, 490 BC
Athenians repel Persian invaders at the Battle of Marathon, 490 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePersian Collection: Cat - Red Persian

Cat - Red Persian
LA-7944 Cat - Red Persian Jean-Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imagePersian Collection: Picture No. 11771896

Picture No. 11771896
Cat Persian Chinchilla Golden 14 week old kitten with violin and sheet music Date:

Background imagePersian 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 imagePersian Collection: Sassanian reliefs

Sassanian reliefs, Bishapur, Iran, Middle East



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"Unveiling the Rich Tapestry of Persian History: From Ancient Empires to Modern Marvels" Step into a captivating journey through time as we explore the remarkable heritage of Persia. Delve into the depths of history with a map showcasing the vast expanse of the Ancient Persian Empire, where mighty kings once ruled and civilizations flourished. Witness an awe-inspiring moment as HMS Victorious (R38) gracefully approaches the shimmering waters of the Persian Gulf, symbolizing centuries-old maritime connections that have shaped this region's destiny. Marvel at another conquest on our path – a map depicting King Alexander the Great's empire, which stretched far and wide, leaving an indelible mark on Persia's landscape. Immerse yourself in artistry as you gaze upon "Mithras Killing The Bull, " a Roman fresco from 2nd century A. D. , illustrating ancient mythological tales intertwined with Persian influences. Shift your perspective to modern-day Tehran, Iran's bustling capital city. Behold its elevated skyline from atop Iran Park, offering panoramic views that encapsulate both tradition and progress. Feel your heart race alongside Pheidippides as he runs tirelessly across treacherous terrain in one of history's most legendary feats – his marathon run during Greece-Persian wars. Bear witness to grandeur at "The Coronation of Shah, " capturing a pivotal moment in Iranian history when power was transferred ceremoniously between rulers, shaping dynasties yet to come. Discover elegance personified through a regal black Persian cat – an embodiment of grace and beauty that has captivated hearts throughout generations. Unearth spiritual enlightenment by contemplating Ahura Mazda - Zoroastrianism’s supreme deity who embodies wisdom and light within ancient Persia’s religious beliefs. Relive bravery amidst adversity as you stand beside Ancient Greeks holding steadfastly against overwhelming odds at Thermopylae Pass in 480 BC – their unwavering courage echoing through the annals of time.