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Central Asian miniature painting
Central Asian miniature painting was rather late to achieve recognition. True, some miniatures of the sixteenth century manuscripts copied in Bukhara are known to have been referred to as Bukharan, but however, they were looked upon as the dying echo of the Herat school of the Timurid epoch, or as a provincial branch of Iran miniature painting.
It is but during the last quarter of the century that set right the important role of Central Asia in Oriental miniature painting. Thus the period contributed to man's knowledge of the main centers of miniatures, i.e. Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent, also, extended the chronological range of miniature painting from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century.

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ULUGH BEK WITH FAMILY AND SUITE ON A FALCONRY SEMURG CARRYING OFF BABY ZALA SIYAVUSH JUMPING ACROSS THE FIRE

THE BATTLE OF RUSTAM AND AFRASIAB RUSTAM PUSHES BACK THE STONE BAKHMAN HAS THROWN DOWN ON HIM SULTAN-MUHAMMAD BAKHADUR-KHAN'S ESCAPE FROM PRISON TO HIS BROTHER SHEIBANI-KHAN

DARIUS MEETS SHEPHERDS, Saadi. Bustan A MAN CUTTING HIS OWN BRANCH YUSSUF ARRIVES IN EGYPT

ZULAIKHA TRIES TO KEEP YUSSUF FROM RUNNING AWAY PRINCE MIKHR BEHEADING A LION AT ONE BLOW THE WEDDING OF MIKHR AND NAHIDS

TWO YOUNG MEN IN A GARDEN LOVERS IN A GARDEN IN BLOOM THE PRINCE'S MADJLIS

KASHIFI PRESENTING VIZIER SULHAIL WITH HIS MANUSCRIPT GETTING READY FOR THE FALCONRY A PARABLE ABOUT A PIOUS MAN AND KINDNESS

PAINTER MANI PRESENTING KING BUKHRAM-GUR WITH HIS DRAWING MAJNUN IN THE DESERT FARHAD MEETS STONE-CUTTERS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF ARMENIA
ISKENDER AND HIS TROOPS BY THE CROSSING OVER THE SYR-DARYA GENGIS KHAN RECEIVES HIS SONS ON THE BANK OF THE SYR-DARYA GAZAN-KHAN GIVES A FEAST FOR THE NOTABLES IN HIS TENT IN URJANN

FERIDUN AND HIS MEN CROSS THE ERVEND (TIGRIS) RUDABE GIVING BIRTH TO A CHILD SINGLE-HANDED COMBAT

GUDARZ PURSUES PIRAN IN BATTLE AND SENDS HIM UP HILL BEWAILING THE LOSS OF ISKENDER YUSSUF IN ZULAIKHA'S SPLENDID GARDEN

THE HERMIT OUT IN THE MOUNTAINS. THE HERMIT WALKING THE SEA. FROM THE PARABLE OF A LEBANESE HERMIT THE FEAST AT KHATIM-TAI'S. KHATIM-TAI AND A POOR MAN PICKING BLACKTHORN. FROM THE PARABLE OF KHATIM-TAI YUSSUF FACED WITH EGYPTIAN WOMEN

SULTAN SANJAR AND AN OLD WOMAN ISKENDER AND THE DYING DARIUS ISKENDER'S FUNERAL

TORTOISE THE TRAVELER A BEAUTY AND THE OLD MAN IN LOVE WITH HER SHEIKH SANAAN GRAZING PIGS

KHAN IN THE ARBOUR WITH COURTIERS AND MUSICIANS THE GENEROUS VIZIER PARDONS A YOUNG ROBBER THE KING FINDS KAZI DRUNK, Saadi Gulistan

PORTRAIT OF ABDULLAH-KHAN LOVERS, Saadi. Bustan TIMUR'S CAMPAIGN IN INDIA
Farchad. THEMATIC DRAWING ON THE MARGINS THE FIRST ORNAMENTED FOLIO FROM THE "HISTORY OF KHYZR-KHAN" MUHAMMAD'S ASCENSION ON BURAK

BAKHRAM GUR FIGHTS IN THE PRESENCE OF SHINGIL HUNTING IN THE MOUNTAINS YUSSUF THROWN INTO THE WELL BY HIS BROTHERS

MERCHANTS PULLING YUSSUF OUT OF THE WELL THE SHAX AND A DERVISH THE SHAX AND A DERVISH

ROUT O THE ARMY OF TOKHTAMYSH TIMUR FEASTS IN THE ENVIRONS OF SAMARKAND BAHRAM GUR IN THE BLUE PALACE

MAKHAN IN THE ENCHANTED GARDEN ISKENDER ON A HUNT A YOUNG MAN AND A HORSE

RUSTAM PUSHES BACK THE STONE BAKHMAN HAS THROWN DOWN ON HIM RUSTAM SHOOTING AT SHAGAD BARBAD PLAYING FOR KHOSROV

THE FEST SIYAVUSH OF THE FIRE FARHAD AND SHIRIN FITNA HEAVING A BULL-CALF

LEILI AND HER COMPANIONS AMIR KHOSROV DIHLEVI AND YOUNG MEN MIR ALISHIR NAVOI AND THE PRINCE