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Iskandarnama (Book of Alexander)

Author:
Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)
Object Name:
Illustrated manuscript
Date:
1790–91
Geography:
Attributed to present-day Pakistan, Lahore
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm) W. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph W. Drexel, 1889
Accession Number:
89.2.2154
Not on view
Joseph W. Drexel, New York (until d. 1888); his widow, Lucy Wharton Drexel(1888–89; gifted to Museum in Joseph Drexel's name)
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