Persian Miniature Painting
A Persian miniature painting is a richly-detailed painting typically depicting religious or mythological themes of Persian or Quranic events and also illustrations of a romantic tale or epic poetry. They were mostly book illustrations or separate works of art.
Persian miniature paintings were originally book illustrations and were initially Persian illuminated manuscripts. The use of these miniatures were for literary, scientific, and historical books. However, Persian miniatures are small, but they contain rich, complex scenes which can occupy a viewer’s mind for hours. Khatam, and Persian poetry are two of the most important arts in Iran.