• The narrow, winding road leading to Jeyhunabad, Ostad Elahi’s native village.
  • An overview of Jeyhunabad, with its farmlands and rolling hills in the background.
  • A rear view of Ostad's Elahi's childhood home in Jeyhunabad in its original condition.
  • A rear view of Ostad Elahi's childhood home in Jeyhunabad after its restoration.
  • Shown here in 1922, Ostad’s long hair had not been cut since the age of six.
  • This photo was taken one year after Ostad began his civil service; he is seated in the front row to the far right.
  • Taken in 1932 when Ostad was employed at the Bureau of Land Registration and Public Acts in Tajrish.
  • On assignment in Kermanshah in 1941.
  • Shown in full judicial attire in 1949; the eleven golden leaves on the white sash represent the highest rank attainable in the judiciary at the time.
  • Shown here in September 1952, Ostad would have his photograph taken once a year on his birthday.
  • Taken in 1959 at the age of 64.
  • This photo was taken in the city of Sahneh in 1966.
  • At home in his study in 1966.
  • Working at home in Tehran in 1966.
  • With his youngest daughter and one of his granddaughters in 1968.
  • At home in Tehran in 1967.
  • Ostad Elahi at the age of 74.
  • Shown here in 1969 with a few family members.
  • At a family gathering in 1970.
  • In his study in 1971.
  • Shown here in 1973.
  • Playing the tanbur in 1966.
  • The entrance to the Chapelle de la Sorbonne in Paris, the site of the 1995 exhibition on Ostad Elahi’s life and work commemorating the centenary of his birth.
  • The entrance to Ostad Elahi’s memorial in Hashtgerd, some 70 km west of Tehran.
  • The tree-lined pathway leading to Ostad’s memorial in Hashtgerd.
  • A frontal view of Ostad's memorial in Hashtgerd.
  • A frontal view of the entrance to Ostad’s memorial in Hashtgerd.
  • Main entrance to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, site of "The Sacred Lute: The Art of Ostad Elahi" exhibition, which ran from August 5, 2014 to January 11, 2015.
  • Angled view of the front entrance to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
  • Banner hanging from the Great Hall Balcony at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Entrance to “The Sacred Lute: The Art of Ostad Elahi” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Partial interior view of “The Sacred Lute: The Art of Ostad Elahi” exhibition at the Met.
  • Interior view of “The Sacred Lute” exhibition at the Met featuring a selection of Ostad Elahi’s instruments, several manuscripts, and his judicial attire.
  • A view from the rear of “The Sacred Lute” exhibition hall opening into the galleries of the Met’s Department of Islamic Art.