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"Alexander and the Circle of Seven Sages", 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:
15th century
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H. 11 1/2 in. (29.4 cm) W. 8 3/8 in. (21.4 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913
Accession Number:
13.228.9.2
Not on view
Marking: On fol. 115a, in upper left corner: seal impression of owner: "Salih, 1177 A.H. (1763-64 A.D.)"
Alexander Smith Cochran, Yonkers, NY (until 1913; gifted to MMA)
Valentiner, William Reinhold. "The Cochran Collection of Persian Manuscripts." Museum of Metropolitan Art Bulletin, old series, vol. 8 (1913). pp. 80-86.

Bowie, Theodore Robert, and T. Brend. East-West in Art. Patterns of Aesthetic and Cultural Relationships. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1966.



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