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Laila wa Majnun from Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami

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
453353

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