Decorative head-piece to the First Section of the Book of Alexander, here called "Sharaf-namah-i-Iskandari". There is no title-piece to teh Second Section (or Iqbal), as the folio that contained it is missing between folios 311 and 312.

Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami

Author: Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)
Object Name: Illustrated manuscript
Date: 1509–10
Geography: Iran, Shiraz
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Leather; tooled and gilded; ink on paper
Dimensions: 11 1/2 x 7 in. (29.2 x 17.8 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913
Accession Number: 13.228.6

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