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The sultan shocked, The sultan, with a gesture of astonishment, enters a chamber where a bearded man and a youth are sleeping embraced (illustration to the biography of Sultan Muhammad). A miniature painting from a sixteenth century manuscript of the Majalis al-'Ushshaq ('The Assemblies of the Lovers'). Image taken from Majalis al-'Ushshaq of Sultan Husayn Mirza. Originally published in Shiraz, Iran, 1590-1600.
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