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  • Portrait of Shah Abbas I, attributed to Bishn Das, Mughal India, about AD 1618.Opaque watercolour and gold on paper.British Museum.Map of the world in the time of Shah Abbas.The Portuguese defending the fort at Hormuz, from a Jarunnameh by Qadri, Isfahan, Iran, AD 1687.Bound manuscript, image: opaque watercolour and ink on paper.Photo courtesy of The British Library.Sir Robert Sherley, by an unknown artist, British School, before AD 1628.Oil on canvas.Photo courtesy of the Trustees of the Berkeley Will Trust.

    Lady Teresia Sherley, by an unknown artist, British School, before AD 1628. Oil on canvas.Photo courtesy of the Trustees of the Berkeley Will Trust. Aerial view of the Maidan-i Naqsh-i Jahan, Isfahan, Iran. Photo courtesy of Mr Farzin Rezaeian, Tehran.

    Interior of the dome in the Mosque of Shaykh Lutfallah, Isfahan, Iran, AD 1603-19.Photo: Ebrahim Khadem Bayat.Album page with a couplet of poetry, signed by 'Imad al-Hasani (Mir 'Imad), Qazvin or Isfahan, Iran, about AD 1600.Ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper. British Museum.

    Gilded silver chalice, probably from Isfahan, Iran, 17th century AD.Vank Museum, Isfahan.Armenian Gospel, copied in Isfahan, Iran, AD 1627. Gold, watercolour and ink on paper. Vank Museum, Isfahan.The Shrine of Shaykh Safi at Ardabil, Iran.Photo: Ebrahim Khadem BayatDervish with burn marks, Isfahan, Iran, about AD 1620.Opaque watercolour and gold on paper. British Museum.

    Dervish with horn and begging bowl, Isfahan or Qazvin, Iran, early AD 1600s.Opaque watercolour and gold on paper.British Museum.Begging bowl (kashkul), Iran, AD 1640s. Ceramic, stone paste body, underglaze blue decoration. Private Collection.Photo: Gerald FriedliThe Chini-khaneh (china house) in the Shrine of Shaykh Safi al-Din, Ardabil, Iran.Photo: Ebrahim Khadem BayatLarge bulbous flask, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China, early 15th century AD.Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration and transparent glaze.National Museum of Iran. The gold dome over the tomb of Imam Riza in Mashhad, Iran with inscriptions designed by Ali Riza Abbasi, AD 1606-17.Photo: Astan-i Quds Razavi, Mashhad.Old pilgrim, Isfahan, Iran, late AD 1500s to early AD 1600s.Ink and colours on paper.British Museum.Left: Ewer, signed by Mahmud Mi`mar Yazdi, decorated by Zari, probably from Mashhad, Iran, AD 1616-17. Made of blue underglaze pottery with 19th century AD metal spout.

    Right: Ewer, Iran, dated AD 1602-3.Brass.Photo courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum.The Shrine of Fatimeh Ma`sumeh, Qum, Iran.Photo: Ebrahim Khadem BayatSilk-velvet textile fragment, Iran, AD 1600-25.Voided silk-velvet, gold thread with silk core, and cotton.Photo courtesy of Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen, Berlin.

    Tile panel with thuluth inscription, signed by Muhammad Riza al-Imami, Iran, late AD 1620s or 1630s.Ceramic, stonepaste body, cobalt and white underglaze, transparent colourless glaze.Photo courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum.Prayer rug, Iran, AD 1600s. Woollen pile with precious metal thread on a silk foundation. MATAM, Museum of Antique Textile Arts Milan.Photo courtesy of Gallery Moshe Tabibnia, Milan

    Alam, Iran, AD 1600-50.Steel, openwork.Reza Abbasi Museum, Tehran.Photo: Ebrahim Khadem Bayat.