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Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami

Author:
Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)
Object Name:
Illustrated manuscript
Date:
A.H. 853/A.D. 1449–50
Geography:
Iran, Shiraz
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Vellum paper, leather
Dimensions:
10 x 6 1/4in. (25.4 x 15.9cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913
Accession Number:
13.228.3
Not on view
Alexander Smith Cochran, Yonkers, NY (until 1913; gifted to MMA)
Baltimore Museum of Art. "The History of Bookbinding 525–1950A.D.," November 12, 1957–January 12, 1958.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Perfect Page: The Art of Embellishment in Islamic Book Design," May 17, 1991–August 18, 1991.

Jackson, A. V. Williams, and A. Yohannan. Catalogue of the Collection of Persian Manuscripts, Including also some Turkish and Arabic, Presented to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by Alexander Smith Cochran. Columbia University Indo Iranian Series, vol. 1. New York: Columbia University Press, 1912. no. 6, pp. 49-53.

Valentiner, William Reinhold. "The Cochran Collection of Persian Manuscripts." Museum of Metropolitan Art Bulletin, old series, vol. 8 (1913). pp. 80-86.

Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Mohammedan Decorative Arts. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1930. pp. 31, 71, ill. fig. 9, 30 (b/w).

Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Muhammadan Art. 2nd rev. and enl. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. pp. 39, 81, ill. figs. 21, 47.

Walters Art Museum. "An Exhibition Held at the Baltimore Museum of Art November 12, 1957–January 12, 1958." In The History of Bookbinding, 525–1950 AD. Baltimore: Walters Art Museum, 1957. no. 77, ill. pl. XXI left, (inside cover).

Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Muhammadan Art. Publications, 36.. Lahore: The Panjabi Adabi Academy, 1964. p. 39, ill. fig. 21 (b/w).

Robinson, Basil William. "Drawings of the Masters." In Persian Drawings from the 14th through the 19th century. Boston and Toronto: Shorewood Publishers Inc., 1965. pp. 103, 138, ill. pl. 71 (b/w), folio 181b.

Soucek, Priscilla, Marie Lukens Swietochowski, G. M. Meredith-Owens, Lisa Golombek, Basil Gray, Basil William Robinson, Oleg Grabar, John Cardwell, John A. Pope, Christoph Clairmont, Prudence Oliver Harper, Myriam Rosen-Ayalon, M. Abu-l Faraj al-'Ush, Helmut Nickel, Marilyn Jenkins-Madina, Géza Fehérvári, Maurice S. Dimand, Charles Grant Ellis, Stuart Cary Welch, Otto Kurz, Alexandrine N. St. Clair, and Eva Baer. "Nizami on Painters and Painting." In Islamic Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, edited by Richard Ettinghausen. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1972. p. 13, ill. fig. 2 (b/w), fol. 322a.

Dimand, Maurice S., and Jean Mailey. Oriental Rugs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973. pp. 34, 40, ill. figs. 50, 60-61.

Soucek, Priscilla. "The New York Public Library Makhzan al-asrār." Ars Orientalis vol. 18 (1988). pp. 10, 29, ill. fig. 11 (b/w).



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