One of the museum's treasures is a portrait of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (builder of the Taj Mahal) sat on his Peacock Throne
, painted by Govardhan in 1635 Islamic art, with its focus on refined technique, pattern, the abstract, calligraphy and the finest materials, demands time and quiet surroundings to be properly enjoyed.
Iran's shah still ruled from his Peacock Throne
, while in Iraq a young Saddam Hussein was plotting his path to power.
It is all too easy for a money manager to get geopolitical risk wrong but -- hello -- the CIA missed the fall of the Soviet Union, the overthrow of Shah of Iran from his Peacock Throne
and the chaos of the Arab Spring.
The courtiers, in court costumes of the utmost magnificence, assemble before the arrival of the Shah and take their places in readiness, ranging themselves according to rank on each side of the hall, beginning at the peacock throne
With over 33 works, in both mixed media and oil on canvas, the artist revives the past with the help of the bejeweled peacock throne
, the curious lives of the many begums of the emperor, the splendor of the royal court and the vibrant art and culture that defined medieval India.
The US-nominated heir to the Peacock Throne
never gets to Iran since he's stranded on a cross-Channel ferry.
US-made weapons were used to kill thousands of unarmed protesters, not all of them Islamist zealots, before the Peacock Throne
The death of 44-year-old Alireza Pahlavi of a gunshot wound at his home in Boston brought home the personal tragedies of many who fled Iran more than three decades ago, and symbolized another lost link to the era of the Western-backed dynasty's Peacock Throne
3) that explain why Iran's current efforts to develop nuclear weapons are directly tied to their heritage and why a nuanced approach will be necessary to effectively engage the legacy of the Peacock Throne
As Nadir Shah took away the famous Peacock throne
, of Saharan, it was replaced with a replica which was decorated with fake pearls and diamonds.
Topkapi Palace includes a museum of priceless treasures, including a Peacock Throne
now confirmed to belong to Nadir Shah of Iran and built in India during Nadir Shah's invasion of Delhi.
And it was British forces in Iran under General Edmund Ironside (later commander of British land forces during the Second World War) that helped put Reza Shah (father of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah overthrown in the Islamic revolution of 1979) on the Peacock throne