Persian art and architecture
Persian art and architecture, works of art and structures produced in the region of Asia traditionally known as Persia and now called Iran. Bounded by fierce mountains and deserts, the high plateau of Iran has seen the flow of many migrations and the development of many cultures, all of which have added distinctive features to the many styles of Persian art and architecture. There are excellent collections of Persian art in Tehran; the Metropolitan Museum; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Sections in this article:
- Later Developments
- The Mongol and Timurid Periods
- The Coming of Islam
- The Achaemenid Period
- Parthian and Sassanid Contributions
- Early Works
- The Safavid Dynasty
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