"Khizr Comes to the Ascetic's Cell", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
Author Amir Khusrau Dihlavi Indian
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This painting illustrates an episode from a five-part poem written by Amir Khusrau Dihlavi between 1298 and 1302. In the painting, a young man named Khizr is admonished by an ascetic to be faithful and disregard the opinion of others. The page comes from a book attributed to northern India in the fifteenth century, although it displays many features of contemporary Iranian painting, such as large-scale plants and a single-color background.
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