Miniature paintings from the estate of Mrs. Adrienne Minassian. The paintings often include text from Persian and Indian tales. Many of the illustrations within the Minassian Collection are depictions of stories from the classical Persian text, Shahnama of Ferdowsi.
The project originated in the work of Brown University student, Allana Benham ('99), and was first presented as a searchable database of Persian and Islamic miniatures, including history, bibliographic, auction brochures, maps, and other notes. It was submitted as her thesis for the Bachelor of Arts with Honors for an Independent Concentration.