It was belief that History of Persian Painting in miniatures have so long charmed and fascinated the world that it has been widely assumed that Persian talent for painting found its only expression in this delicate and exquisite art. From earliest times mural decoration played an important part in Persian architecture. The walls of the palaces of Cyrus and Darius were gorgeously ornamented with polychrome faience, various examples of which have survived, while the more fragile mural painting, which was probably employed to some extent . Animal figures were so illustrious in history of Persian painting because Divs, Dragons and Giant Snakes were popular figures inspired by rich literary descriptions. Birds, Lions, Elephants populated the hunting scenes. These are the most important features of Iranian paintings which are mostly seen in miniature paintings.