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The Hall of Seven Images

I am particularly compelled by the tile radiating from the void-like black center.

Prince Bahram Gur enters The Hall of Seven Images from the Anthology of Iskandar Sultan, Iran, 1410.
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Museum, Lisbon. via Islamic Art in Context by Robert Irwin.

Buland Darwaza, The Gate of Magnificence

The inscription above the gateway reads:

Jesus, son of Mary said: ‘The world is a Bridge, pass over it, but build no houses upon it. He who hopes for a day, may hope for eternity; but the World endures but an hour. Spend it in prayer for the rest is unseen.’

Buland Darwaza. Fatehpur Sikri, India. 1601.
Wikipedia

Persian miniatures

Like quilted illustration — I must get more educated about this incredible art form.

Русский: Хафт ауранг Джами. c. 1556-65 (image ru.wikipedia)