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Persia Articles and Illustrations of Costume Soldiers








Achaemenid Persians and Scythians in paintings from the Tartari Tumulus. Lydian tomb chamber built around 470 B.C. in southern Phrygia.
Parthian Army by Professor A. Sh. Shahbazi
Parthian Mounted Standard Bearers of the Arsacid Period
"Parthia" by Tamara Talbot Rice. An extract from Ancient Arts Of Central Asia
Persian armoured cavalry in the Sassanid Rock Relief at Fīrūzābād, early 3rd Century AD
A Sasanian Cameo of Shapur I vanquishing Emperor Valerian, 260 AD
Sasanian Army by Professor A. Sh. Shahbazi
Plates with figures from Persia and Central Asia, and bowls, cups, cameos, plaques, paintings and textiles with similar iconography
The Stroganov Plate (or Freer Shapur plate). A Sasanian King Hunting Boar. Iran, 4th century AD
A Sassanian silver dish with Shapur II hunting with bow on horseback, Fourth century AD
Sasanian, Kushano-Sasanian or Hephthalite Plate, British Museum 123093, 4th century AD
The Tcherdyne Dish, 5th or 6th-7th centuries AD
Helmets of Partho-Sassanian Iran by Professor B. A. Litvinsky
The Strelka dish an eastern Sasanian Plate of Khusrau I with his Court, 6th century AD
Wall Hanging with Figures in Persian Dress, late 6th–early 7th century, Benaki Museum, Athens
The Representation of Costumes in the Reliefs of Taq-i-Bustan by Elsie Holmes Peck.
Sogdian murals from Panjakent, 6th-8th Centuries
Dish from Kulagysh, showing soldiers in winged helmets in combat, Post Sasanian Iran
Floor painting with musicians and hunting scene, Umayyad, Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi 727AD
9th-10th Century Persian Wall Painting from the Palace of Sabzpušan at Nišapur, Saffarid or Samanid Period
Gabri-ware jug showing a foot soldier with a war-axe, Iranian, 9th-10th centuries. Louvre 7242
9th-10th centuries, Saffarid-Samanid, period bowls portraying Persian armoured warriors, Nishapur, Khurasan
Daylami Tribesman by Ian Heath
Seljuk Turks of the 12th-13th century
Illustrations from the First Small Shahnama, c.1300 showing Ilkhanid Mongols
Illustrations from the Second Small Shahnama, c.1300 showing Ilkhanid Mongols
Ilkhanid Mongols in the 1305-14 Jami' al-Tawarikh by Rashid al-Din
Illustrations of Ilkhanid Mongols in the c.1330 Samak-e Iyar
Ilkhanid Mongols in the 1341 Inju Shahnama
Jalayrid Mongols from a late 14th Century Shahnama
Timurid Soldiers and Turkmen successors
Turkmen Nomads from manuscript Hazine 2153
Turkmen Soldiers from manuscript Hazine 2152
Turkmen Soldiers from manuscript Hazine 2160
Safavids
Battle Of Chaldiran 1514 by Prof. Dr. Nazeer Ahmed
Illustrations from the 1522+ Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp
Illustrations from the 1522+ Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp, from the portion of the manuscript in the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran.
. Persian arquebusier in Farud and Tukhvara view the Iranians from a mountain top
Persian Warrior, First Half of the 16th Century
A Nomad Prisoner, 16th century
Illustration of Timur Hunting, from a 1529 Zafarnama
Illustration of Khusraw hunting, from a 1534 Khamsa by Nizami
Hunting scene from Mahan al-Asrar by Nizami, 1538
Illustrations of The Old Woman complaining to Sultan Sanjar, from a 1539-43 Khamsa by Nizami
and Maijnun and an Old Woman Approach the Tent of Laila, from a 1539-43 Khamsa by Nizami
Battle of Nowfal with the Tribe of Layla, from a 1541 Khamsa by Nizami
Illustration from a 16th Century Rawzat al-Safa of Mirkhvand: Timur receives envoys during his attack on Balkh in 1370
Illustration of the Battle in the war between Shah Isma'il and the King of Shirvan (painted 1541)
Shah Anushirvan Captures the Fortress of Saqila, from a mid-16th century Shahnama
16th century Persian musketeers in Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami, 1557AD
8 folios from a Shahnama at Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - Ms Pers 10, 3rd quarter of the 16th century
Gurdafarid Rides in Front of the Walls of the White Castle, from a 1560 Shahnama
Moghul Emperor Akbar receiving Sayyed Beg, ambassador of Shah Tahmasp I of Iran, at Agra the imperial capital, 1562
Combat between Rustam and Sohrab, from a 1567 Shahnama
The 8 paintings of the History of Nigaristan by Ahmad ibn Muhammad Ghaffari, 1569
Moghul Emperor Akbar receiving Sayyed Beg, ambassador of Shah Tahmasp I of Iran, at Agra the imperial capital
Persian Clothing in the 16th Century by Melinda Haren
Safavid Empire 1502 - 1736 by Shapour Ghasemi & Soldier Pictures
Hunting scene from Mahan al-Asrar by_Nizami, 1538
Painting of Shah 'Abbas, Khan 'Alam and a page
Persian Musketeer of Shah Abbas and another
Portrait of Shah Abbas I Attributed to Bishn Dás
Isa Khan, Qurchibashi Of Shah Abbas I, c1618
Portrait of a young man in European style clothes, 1630
Safi I Biography by Joan Bos
Nashmi the Archer (using a pellet bow) by Riza ‘Abbasi, 1630
A Young Man Entertained Outdoors, an illustration from a Diwan of Baqi, 1636
Shah Sulaiman, 1670
Dr. Kaempfer's Album of Persian Costumes and Animals, 1684-5 (including musketeers & cavalry)
Youth with a Gun, 1680s
Illustration from the Tarikh-i jahanara of 1683 of The Battle of Najm of Shah Isma‘il against the Lurs
A Battle Scene from the Tarikh-i jahanara, 1683
Armed warrior on a piebald horse, 1685
Persians by Westerners including Vecellio, Weigel, Nicolay, Bonnart, Rubens, Luyken and from Ottoman albums.
Persians and other easterners by George Gush
Illustrations from the Shahnama from the 13th to 19th centuries
Illustrations from the Shahnama (2)
Nadir Shah, the Persian Napoleon + Soldier Pictures
Nadir Shah Invades India
Illustrations of Persians in the frescos in the main hall of the Chehel Sotoun in Isfahan
Persian Musketeers in the Chehel Sotoun frescos
Folio 38v - Battle Scene - Shahnamah of 1718-21AD
Illustration of a Persian Tofangci of the Zand period
Persian 19th Century Soldiers
The Persian Regular Army of the First Half of the 19th Century, by Aleksandr Kibovskii and Vadim Yegorov. Translated by Mark Conrad
"Bagaderan" - Russian Deserters In The Persian Army, 1802-1839, by Aleksandr Kibovskii. Translated by Mark Conrad

Index of Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers