Khamseh Nizami-Bayqara

One of the best loved of the illustrated Persian manuscripts in the British Library is the Khamseh of Nizami (‘Five Poems’). Made in Herat during the reign of Sultan Husayn Bayqara, and with one picture dated 900/1494-95, it contains some of the finest late 15th-century painting. - There are two copies in the British Library!
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The Prophet mounted on the Buraq and escorted by angels passing over the Kaʻbah

By Behzad - A manuscript from Nezami's Khamsa dated depicting Muhammad's journey from Mecca to the Dome of the Rock to heaven. The archangel Gabriel is seen to Muhammad's right with multiple wings.

Iskandar, in the likeness of Husayn Bayqara, with the seven sages. An inscription in the arch of the window is dated AH 900 (1494/95). - See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/asian-and-african/2014/05/the-khamsah-of-nizami-a-timurid-masterpiece.html#sthash.BRFCycqg.dpuf

The Prophet mounted on the Buraq and escorted by angels passing over the Kaʻbah (BL f.

Iskandar visits the wise man in the cave

Iskandar, in the likeness of Husayn Bayqara, visiting the wise man in a cave. Ascribed to Bihzad underneath, but to Qasim ʻAli in the text panel.

Harun al-Rashid and the barber. Ascribed in notes to Bihzad and to Mirak

Harun al-Rashid and the barber. Ascribed in notes to Bihzad and to Mirak (BL f.

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