Khamseh Nizami-Shiraz سبک شیراز

This illuminated and illustrated copy of the Khamsah (quintet) of Niẓāmī Ganjavī (d. 605 AH / 1209 CE) was executed in Safavid Iran and dates to the middle of the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE. The text is written in black nastaʿlīq script with section headings in blue. Twenty paintings attributable to the Shiraz school illustrate the text. Walters 610
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This is the right side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece with the beginning of the text of the first poem of the Khamsah: Makhzan al-asrār. The inscription above the text in light pink (on both sides) reads: Kitāb-i Khamsah-i Shaykh-i Niẓāmī.

This is the right side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece with the beginning of the text of the first poem of the Khamsah: Makhzan al-asrār. The inscription above the text in light pink (on both sides) reads: Kitāb-i Khamsah-i Shaykh-i Niẓāmī.

This is the left side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece with the beginning of the text of the first poem of the Khamsah: Makhzan al-asrār. The inscription above the text in light pink (on both sides) reads: Kitāb-i Khamsah-i Shaykh-i Niẓāmī.

This is the left side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece with the beginning of the text of the first poem of the Khamsah: Makhzan al-asrār. The inscription above the text in light pink (on both sides) reads: Kitāb-i Khamsah-i Shaykh-i Niẓāmī.

This incipit page has an illuminated titlepiece inscribed with the title of the second poem of the Khamsah: Kitāb-i Khusraw va Shīrīn.

This incipit page has an illuminated titlepiece inscribed with the title of the second poem of the Khamsah: Kitāb-i Khusraw va Shīrīn.

Laylá and Majnūn faint at the sight of each other - Laylá va Majnūn

Laylá and Majnūn faint at the sight of each other - Laylá va Majnūn

This incipit page has an illuminated titlepiece inscribed with the title of the fourth poem of the Khamsah: Kitāb-i Haft paykar.

This incipit page has an illuminated titlepiece inscribed with the title of the fourth poem of the Khamsah: Kitāb-i Haft paykar.

This incipit page has an illuminated titlepiece inscribed with the title of the third poem of the Khamsah: Kitāb-i Laylá va Majnūn.

This incipit page has an illuminated titlepiece inscribed with the title of the third poem of the Khamsah: Kitāb-i Laylá va Majnūn.

Alexander the Great hunting on his way to China - Iskandarnāmah

This folio from Walters manuscript depicts Alexander the Great hunting on his way to China.

This incipit page has an illuminated titlepiece inscribed with the title of the first part of the fifth poem of the Khamsah: Kitāb-i Sharafnāmah-i Iskandarī - Iskandarnāmah

Illuminated Manuscript,Five poems (quintet), Incipit page with illuminated titlepiece, Walters Art Museum Ms.

This incipit page has an illuminated titlepiece inscribed with the title of the second part of the fifth poem of the Khamsah: Kitāb-i Iqbālnāmah-i Iskandarī - Iskandarnāmah

This incipit page has an illuminated titlepiece inscribed with the title of the second part of the fifth poem of the Khamsah: Kitāb-i Iqbālnāmah-i Iskandarī - Iskandarnāmah

The hanging of Bahrām Gūr’s unjust vizier - Haft paykar

The hanging of Bahrām Gūr’s unjust vizier - Haft paykar

Alexander the Great kills an Ethiopian warrior - Iskandarnāmah

Alexander the Great kills an Ethiopian warrior - Iskandarnāmah

Khusraw watching Shīrīn bathing - Khusraw va Shīrīn

Khusraw watching Shīrīn bathing - Khusraw va Shīrīn

Khusraw fights Bahrām Chūbīnah - Khusraw va Shīrīn

Khusraw fights Bahrām Chūbīnah - Khusraw va Shīrīn

The birth of Alexander the Great - Iskandarnāmah

The birth of Alexander the Great - Iskandarnāmah

Alexander the Great mourns the death of Darius - Iskandarnāmah

On this folio from Walters manuscript Alexander the Great mourns the death of Darius.

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