I think it's fascinating to look at the people depicted in the art of different ages and cultures and pick out all the differences from how they are depicted in our culture. It is almost always beautiful people being painted or photographed or drawn, but standards of beauty change so much over time, and I don't just mean things like Persian clothing styles.
If you look at the miniatures the girls are often shown with very rounded chins, almost double chins, and are often very plump with frizzy looking hair. They sometimes look like they've got sideburns. These are things many girls in Western societies would do anything to avoid and they are the norm, or even the idea here or why would someone paint them? I think it just goes to show that beauty is truly subjective.