Miraj by Sultan Muhummad
Miraj by Sultan Muhammad (active early 16th C.)
I can't remember how I bumped into
Greg Roberts' site ,
but what a thrill.
The artist lived during that exciting period
when Babur , Shah Ismail I, and Selim I
were building three great Islamic empires.
(Moghul, Persian, and Ottoman)
This is one of the greatest paintings of the 16th C.
(and that was a great century for painting!)
Greg will continue
to post large images
of this great period of painting
which looks so good on a computer screen
since the paint is so thin
and the original images
are of a similar size.
it's the last thing
an art museum
would ever think of doing)