Two Lovers

Two Lovers
by megabiz

Miniature Painting.
Two Lovers, Safavid Period,
Isfahan, Iran
Date: 1630 AD
Artist: Riza Abbasi (ca. 1565–1635)
Materials and Techniques: Tempera and gilt paint on paper
Size: 18.1 x 11.9 cm
Kept in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA


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Shazde Asdola Mirza

رضا عباسی، اوج هنر نقاشی‌ در ایران قدیم

Shazde Asdola Mirza

Dear Megabiz,

Thanks for sharing this and other Persian beauties with us.

FA, the melting watch:

Give it up man ... this and other Persian beauties are far safer in US of A than in IR of I. Just remember what the monkeys did to all the paintings in the museums after the revolting 1979! The more fortunate pieces ended up in black market and sold to the highest bidders. The less fortunate ... Allah knows.

Pride is a mortal sin!

First Amendment


by First Amendment on

I enjoy visual helps me with conceptualizing my inner thoughts which always swirl in my aesthetic faculties..............OK. dear megabiz, by now you should know that although my brain looks and functions like Dali's Melting Pocket Watches, as a member of a democratic society I still feel entitled to do some inquiry into why this Persian treasure is in a Yankee museum. It's our legal property and therefore it's our undeniable national right to have it back............Do something. Be a patriotic art lover.........