Persian Miniature Painting: Hats and Stringed Instruments

Hats and Stringed Instruments
We see a variety of stinged instruments in Persian Art. My thought is that styles and types of instruments can give us clues that we can use in attribution. I have been compareing a wide range of sources for names of types of instuments. I will atempt to name the various ones we see and then as this project goes forward I will refine it.
Hats and Stringed Instruments
Here we see what appears to be a Cura. These are the smallest of the Saz type of Lute. These are a three is a three stringed instument with a small sound box.
Hats and Stringed Instruments
Detail: Youth and Old Age Tabriz circa 1530
Here we see what appears to be a Baglama which is the medium size of Saz.
Hats and Stringed Instruments
Detail "A party at the Court of Sultan Mirza. 2.
Deep-bodied waisted lute with a long neck, most popular classical instrument of Iran
Hats and Stringed Instruments
Kemane Spike Fiddle
Spike Fiddle from Central Asia.

In the Haft Awrang of Jami folio 100b 1 "The Aziz and Zulaykha enter the Capital of Egypt and the Egyptians come out to greet them" is in Stuart Cary Welch's Painter A Group2. While I am still not ready to attribute the miniature I am intrigued by the similarities to the style of Abdollah-e Mozahheb.

Hats and Stringed Instruments
Hats and Stringed Instruments
Detail "The Aziz and Zulaykha enter the Capital of Egypt and the Egyptians come out to greet them"
When I was scanning the star ring cut marks in the "Aziz and Zulaykha" miniature I was surprised to feel as though I recognized the young fellow in the tree. He bears an uncanny resemblance to the subject of Ustad Abdollah.
Here we have a Painter A group on the left and a signed Abdollah-e Mozahheb on the right.
Hats and Stringed Instruments
Detail "The Aziz and Zulaykha enter the Capital of Egypt and the Egyptians come out to greet them"
Hats and Stringed Instruments
Detail "The Aziz and Zulaykha enter the Capital of Egypt and the Egyptians come out to greet them"
Here we see a child in "The Aziz and Zulaykha enter the Capital of Egypt and the Egyptians come out to greet them" and "Solomon and Bilqis Sit Together and Converse Frankly" side by side. Soudavar attributed "Solomon and Bilqis" to Abdollah-e Mozahheb in Art of the Persian Court.
Hats and Stringed Instruments
Detail "Diwan of Ibrahim Mirza" folio 23B6 attributed to Abdollah-e Mozahheb7
Hats and Stringed Instruments
Detail "A City Dweller Desecrates a Garden"
Here we see a fairly rare type of hat with arabesque leaves on the crown and fur trim.
Hats and Stringed Instruments
Detail "Diwan of Ibrahim Mirza" folio 23B6 attributed to Abdollah-e Mozahheb
Hats and Stringed Instruments
Detail "The Aziz and Zulaykha enter the Capital of Egypt and the Egyptians come out to greet them" attributed to Painter D.
Hats and Stringed Instruments
Signed by Abdollah-e Mozahheb from the Sifat al-ashqin
Hats and Stringed Instruments
Detail "A City Dweller Desecrates a Garden" attributed to Painter D10.
Hats and Stringed Instruments
Detail: Youth and Old Age Tabriz circa 1530
In two of Abdollah-e Mozahheb signed works he includes a rather distinctive with a small sound box.. It is three stringed with a long thin neck and a small box.

Here in a detail from Youth and Old Age Tabriz circa 1530 we can see a sitar with the larger sound box and appears to habe four strings. This larger box sitar is far more typical
Hats and Stringed Instruments
Detail: A Peri with a Lute" attributed to the Mawlana Wali Allah 11

In the sitars of Abdollah-e Mozahheb I see a similarity to the ones drawn by the Mawlana Wali Allah. Wali was active from roughly 1447 to 1480 and is considered to have had influence on Bihzad 12 and of course the artist that followed them.