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"Khusrau and Shirin Conversing in Landscape at Night", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami

Author:
Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)
Object Name:
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date:
ca. 1625–30
Geography:
India, Deccan or Rajasthan
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on unpolished paper
Dimensions:
Page: 11 7/8 x 7 7/16in. (30.2 x 18.9cm) Painting a: 3 7/16 x 4 11/16in. (8.7 x 11.9cm) Dimensions of painting b: 1 13/16 x 4 5/8in. (4.6 x 11.7cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Gift of Wendy Findlay, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.476.1a, b
Not on view
Wendy Findlay, New York (by 1980–1982; gifted to MMA)
Wellesz, Emmy, ed. "An Early al-Sufi Manuscript in the Bodleian Library in Oxford: A Study in Islamic Constellation Images." Ars Orientalis vol. 3 (1959). pp. 145-46, ill. figs. 22-29.



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