Iskandarnama (Book of Alexander)

Author: Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)
Object Name: Illustrated manuscript
Date: 1790–91
Geography: present-day Pakistan, Lahore
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions: H. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm) W. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Gift of Joseph W. Drexel, 1889
Accession Number: 89.2.2154

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