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Iranian Collection

"Exploring the Rich Cultural Tapestry of Iran

Background imageIranian 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 imageIranian 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 imageIranian Collection: Ceiling of Tomb of Hafez, Irans most famous poet, 1325-1389, Shiraz, Iran, Middle East

Ceiling of Tomb of Hafez, Irans most famous poet, 1325-1389, Shiraz, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIranian 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 imageIranian Collection: Derrick Floor of an oil rig, Iran

Derrick Floor of an oil rig, Iran
Derrick Floor of an oil drilling rig, Iran

Background imageIranian Collection: Ahura Mazda

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

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

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

Background imageIranian Collection: Fruit shop, Tehran, Iran, Middle East

Fruit shop, Tehran, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIranian 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 imageIranian 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 imageIranian 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 imageIranian Collection: Boulevard Lalezar, Tehran, Iran

Boulevard Lalezar, Tehran, Iran Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIranian Collection: View of Mohammerah from the Karun River

View of Mohammerah from the Karun River
View of Khorramshahr in Khuzestan Province in southwestern Iran from the Karun River. Date: circa 1910s

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

Esther before Ahasuerus. Creator: Artemisia Gentileschi
Esther before Ahasuerus

Background imageIranian Collection: Zoroastrian (Parsee) Beauty - Iran

Zoroastrian (Parsee) Beauty - Iran. Date: 1910

Background imageIranian 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 imageIranian Collection: The Shah of Persia

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

Background imageIranian Collection: Oil Well at Chillingar

Oil Well at Chillingar, Iran. One of Irans largest oil fields, Chilingar was named after George V. Chilingar, one of the best-known petroleum geologists in the world

Background imageIranian Collection: Persepolis

Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIranian Collection: Carved reliefs of palace guard

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

Background imageIranian Collection: Iranian Postman

Iranian Postman
An Iranian postman in western uniform delivers mail to a shopkeeper in traditional costume. Date: circa 1900

Background imageIranian 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 imageIranian Collection: Interior of dome of Vank (Armenian) Cathedral, Isfahan, Iran, Middle East

Interior of dome of Vank (Armenian) Cathedral, Isfahan, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIranian Collection: View over buildings from city centre towards Alborz Mountains, Tehran, Iran, Middle East

View over buildings from city centre towards Alborz Mountains, Tehran, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIranian Collection: Three Iranian women walking through the Bagh-e Eram (Garden of Paradise), Shiraz

Three Iranian women walking through the Bagh-e Eram (Garden of Paradise), Shiraz, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIranian Collection: Cityscape at dusk, Yazd, Iran, Middle East

Cityscape at dusk, Yazd, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIranian 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 imageIranian Collection: Bandar-e Anzali, Iran

Bandar-e Anzali, Iran
Bandar-e Anzali (Bandar-e Pahlavi) - a harbour town on the Caspian Sea, in the Iranian province of Gilan, close to Rasht, Iran. Harbour scene. Date: circa 1910

Background imageIranian Collection: Sassanian reliefs

Sassanian reliefs, Bishapur, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIranian Collection: Towchal range behind the city

Towchal range behind the city, Tehran, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIranian Collection: Mural paintings

Mural paintings, Chehel Sotoun, Isfahan, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIranian Collection: Detail of a mosaic of Pompei: Battle of Issos between Alexander and Darius (4th century BC)

Detail of a mosaic of Pompei: Battle of Issos between Alexander and Darius (4th century BC)
PCT4293559 Detail of a mosaic of Pompei: Battle of Issos between Alexander and Darius (4th century BC). - King Darius III Codoman (380-330 BC)

Background imageIranian Collection: Iran, Tehran, Laleh Park, Carpet Museum of Iran, traditional Iranian carpet detail

Iran, Tehran, Laleh Park, Carpet Museum of Iran, traditional Iranian carpet detail

Background imageIranian Collection: Statue of Arash the Archer, Saadabad Palace, Tehran, Iran

Statue of Arash the Archer, Saadabad Palace, Tehran, Iran

Background imageIranian Collection: King Solomon in the company of an angel, his courtiers, animals, birds

King Solomon in the company of an angel, his courtiers, animals, birds
3619858 King Solomon in the company of an angel, his courtiers, animals, birds, and a demon from Lights of Canopus, 1847 (ink and pigment on paper) by Persian School

Background imageIranian Collection: Persepolis, ceremonial capital of Achaemenid Empire, Fars Province, Iran

Persepolis, ceremonial capital of Achaemenid Empire, Fars Province, Iran

Background imageIranian 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 imageIranian Collection: Covered alley in Yazd old town, Iran

Covered alley in Yazd old town, Iran
Yazd is an ancient desert city in central Iran and the capital of the Yazd province. Since 2017 its listed by UNESCO as a world heritage

Background imageIranian Collection: Audience of Darius I. Persian art

Audience of Darius I. Persian art
DARIUS I the Great (550 BC-486BC). Persian Emperor (522-486 BC) of the Achaemenid dynasty. Representation of the king on his throne during hearing with officers Medes. Treasury Hall of the palace

Background imageIranian Collection: Ali Qapu Palace, Isfahan, Iran

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

Background imageIranian Collection: Tombs of Darius II, Ataxerxes I and Darius the Great, Naqsh-e Rostam Necropolis, near Persepolis

Tombs of Darius II, Ataxerxes I and Darius the Great, Naqsh-e Rostam Necropolis, near Persepolis, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIranian Collection: Courtyard of 19th century mansion called Khan-e Boroujerdi, Kashan, Iran, Middle East

Courtyard of 19th century mansion called Khan-e Boroujerdi, Kashan, Iran, Middle East

Background imageIranian Collection: Iran, Teheran -

Iran, Teheran - Nayrouz (The New Year Festival) - an event which was Coptic and originated in Egypt. Ignorant of the Egyptian language for the most part

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

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

Background imageIranian Collection: Reciting Poetry in a Garden, Iran, first quarter 17th century. Creator: Unknown

Reciting Poetry in a Garden, Iran, first quarter 17th century. Creator: Unknown
Reciting Poetry in a Garden, Iran, first quarter 17th century

Background imageIranian Collection: Dancing Dervishes, Folio from a Divan of Hafiz, ca. 1480. Creator: Bihzad

Dancing Dervishes, Folio from a Divan of Hafiz, ca. 1480. Creator: Bihzad
Dancing Dervishes, Folio from a Divan of Hafiz, ca. 1480

Background imageIranian Collection: Palace of Darius, Persepolis, Iran

Palace of Darius, Persepolis, Iran. Persepolis was built as Persias new capital city during the reign of Darius I (522-485 BC), first king of the Achaemenid dynasty

Background imageIranian 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



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"Exploring the Rich Cultural Tapestry of Iran: From the Majestic Ceiling of Tomb of Hafez to the Vibrant Tehran Skyline" Step into the enchanting world heritage as we uncover its captivating treasures. Gaze in awe at the intricate ceiling of Tomb of Hafez, a testament to Iran's most celebrated poet from centuries past. Transport yourself to Shiraz, Iran, where this Middle Eastern gem stands proud since 1325. Marvel at Tehran's elevated city skyline, offering breathtaking views from the Roof of Iran Park. Behold a metropolis that seamlessly blends modernity with tradition and leaves visitors spellbound by its grandeur. Delve into history as we witness The Coronation of the Shah of Iran, an event that shaped the nation's destiny and left an indelible mark on its people. Explore further as we venture onto an oil rig in Iran, standing tall amidst vast landscapes while fueling progress and prosperity. Discover Ahura Mazda, a deity revered by ancient Persians for his wisdom and divine guidance. Uncover tales surrounding Reza Shah Pahlavi - The Shah of Iran whose reign witnessed transformative changes within this great land. Immerse yourself in artistry through Artemisia Gentileschi's masterpiece "Esther before Ahasuerus, " capturing moments steeped in Persian history and culture. Journey through Tehran's bustling streets adorned with vibrant fruit shops showcasing nature's bountiful offerings. Encounter Zoroaster himself through a mesmerizing portrait dating back to 6th century BC – a reminder of Persia’s rich spiritual heritage. Stroll along Boulevard Lalezar in Tehran, absorbing its charm and elegance while connecting with contemporary Iranian life. Witness Mohammerah come alive as you gaze upon it from Karun River – an emblematic view that encapsulates both tranquility and vibrancy simultaneously.