"Bahram Gor with the Indian Princess," Mohammad Zaman, 1675/76[1]

Farangi-Sazi (Persian: فرنگی‌سازی, lit.'making in an Occidental manner') was a style of Persian painting that originated in Safavid Iran in the second half of the 17th century. This style of painting emerged during the reign of Shah Abbas II (r. 1642–1666), but first became prominent under Shah Solayman II (r. 1666–1694).[1]

Farangi-sazi paintings depicted many types of different scenarios, varying from traditional Iranian scenes, such as portrayal of kings and aristocrats, to European depictions, sceneries, biblical, and mythological events.[1]

Only a few 17th-century artists made paintings in the style of Farangi-sazi, the most prominent ones being Aliqoli Jebadar and Mohammad Zaman.[1]



  • Habibi, Negar (2021). "Farangi-Sazi". In Yarshater, Ehsan (ed.). Encyclopædia Iranica, Online Edition. Encyclopædia Iranica Foundation.

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