Overflap and Inside Cover of a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami
Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)
Sultan Muhammad Nur (ca. 1472–ca. 1536)
Painted by Shaikh Zada
dated A.H. 931/ A.D. 1524–25
present-day Afghanistan, Herat
Binding: leather; embossed; gold and color
Manuscript: ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
12 5/8 x 8 3/4 in. (32.1 x 22.2 cm)
Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913
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.
Artist: Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)Date: dated A.H. 931/A.D. 1524–25Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paperAccession: 220.127.116.11On view in:Gallery 455