Nawab Ali-Mardan Khan

Painting.
Country: India.
Date: around 1900.
Technique: opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper.
Size: H: 31.5 W: 23.5 cm.
Kept in Smithsonian Museum of Asian Art.
Sources: [1],[2].

This is a portrait of Ali-Mardan Khan who was a Kurdish noble at the court of Safavid kings in Iran. After surrendering the city of Kandahar to the Mughals in 1638, he became a well recognized figure at the Mughal court in India. This portrait is apparently done after his death.

Antique Persian Pencase

Pen case.
Era: Qajar Period, Persia.
Date: 19th Century.
Sold on ebay.

This Antique Persian Qajar Pen case is lacquered papier mache. It was sold on ebay.


Young Lovers Embracing

Era: Safavid Period, Persia.
Kept in Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
Source: [1].

Few Good Images

http://travelphotobase.com/s/OHTM.HTM

http://www.toledomuseum.org/2014/11/21/artwork-of-the-week-november-21/

http://users.stlcc.edu/mfuller/sca/ToledoPotGlaze.html

http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/arts-of-the-islamic-world-l13220/lot.115.html