Nizami Ganjavi (1141 to 1209)نظامی گنجوی is best known for his five long narrative poems Panj Ganj (Persian: Five Jewels) "Quinary", or Khamseh as: 1- [(Persian: مخزن الاسرار)"The Treasury of Mysteries" (1163)], 2- [(Persian: خسرو و شیرین) "Khosrow and Shirin" (1177–1180)], 3- [(Persian: لیلی و مجنون) "Layla and Majnun" (1192)]. 4- [Eskandar-nameh (Persian: اسکندرنامه) "The Book of Alexander" (1194)], and 5- [Haft Paykar(Persian: هفت پیکر) "The Seven Beauties" (1197) (also called Bahram-Nama)].
A copy of Nizami’s Makhzan al-asrar, the first book in his Khamsa. Copied by Mir Ali ibn al-Yasi al-Tabrizi al-Bawargi Western Iran; of Jumada al-awwal 790 H = of May 1388 Each leaf: × cm The David Collection - Copenhagen
MINIATURES FROM THE KHAMSEH OF NIZAMI SAFAVID SHIRAZ, 16TH CENTURY Gouache on paper heightened with gold,miniature from the story of Khusraw and Shirin depicting a polo game with two double minaret-shaped goals and four players, crowds watch around, both with a line of text above and below, laid down on gold speckled pink or blue paper margins between gold and polychrome borders, the reverse mounted to the side with 10 or 11ll. of black nasta'liq arranged in two columns, mounted. (30 x…
Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d. verso: Nushirwan listens to the owls; recto: text circa 1505 Turkoman period Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper H: W: cm Iran.
Illustration depicting a hunt. The detail (below) shows two men on horseback attacking a lion. From of MS Browne theKhamsa of Nizami (Persian, This scene comes from the fifth part of the Khamsa, ‘The Book of Alexander’.
Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami ( d. Opaque watercolor and ink on paper H: W: cm Iran Purchase Freer-Sackler
The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.
Illustration depicting a hunt. The detail (below) shows two men on horseback attacking a lion. From of MS Browne theKhamsa of Nizami (Persian,