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Overflap and Inside Cover of a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami

Author:
Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)
Calligrapher:
Sultan Muhammad Nur (ca. 1472–ca. 1536)
Calligrapher:
Mahmud Muzahhib
Artist:
Painted by Shaikh Zada
Object Name:
Illustrated manuscript
Date:
dated A.H. 931/ A.D. 1524–25
Geography:
present-day Afghanistan, Herat
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Binding: leather; embossed; gold and color Manuscript: ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
12 5/8 x 8 3/4 in. (32.1 x 22.2 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913
Accession Number:
13.228.7.1
Not on view
Fath 'Ali Shah, Iran (until 1844); his son, Prince Husain 'Ali Mirza, Iran (from 1844); F. R. Martin, Stockholm (in 1912); Alexander Smith Cochran, Yonkers, NY (until 1913; gifted to MMA)
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. 8, pp. 58-67.

Brend, Barbara. "Illustrations to Amir Khusrau's Khamsa." In Perspectives on Persian Painting. New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. p. 190.



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