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Laila and Majnun from Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami

Calligrapher: Ja'far Baisunghuri (active first half 15th century)
Author: Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)
Object Name: Illustrated manuscript
Date: dated A.H. 835/ A.D. 1431–32
Geography: present-day Afghanistan, Herat
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; Mughal binding, probably of the 17th century, painted and lacquered
Dimensions: 12 5/16 x 9in. (31.3 x 22.9cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1994
Accession Number: 1994.232.1

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