Khamseh Nizami Walters

Khamseh of Nizami - Walters 607 - Five Poems is an illuminated & illustrated Safavid copy of 4 of the 5 poems comprise the Khamseh of Nizami who died 1209. It does not include Laylá va Majnun. The 27 illustrations appear to have been repainted in India during the 12th - 13th century AH/AD 18th - 19th. The manuscript is bound in late Zand lacquer boards with figural scenes depicting Bahram Gur hunting and Khusraw watching Shirin bathing. Calligrapher (Yādkār al-Kātib يادكار الكاتب) in 1529.
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Incipit with illuminated headpiece - Khusraw va Shīrīn -This incipit page has an illuminated headpiece; it begins the second poem of the Khamsah, Khusraw va Shīrīn.

Incipit with illuminated headpiece - Khusraw va Shīrīn -This incipit page has an illuminated headpiece; it begins the second poem of the Khamsah, Khusraw va Shīrīn.

The Prophet Muhammad's ascension - Makhzān al-asrār - The Prophet Muhammad is depicted on Buraq, led by the angel Gabriel ascending to the heavens.

The Prophet Muhammad's ascension - Makhzān al-asrār - The Prophet Muhammad is depicted on Buraq, led by the angel Gabriel ascending to the heavens.

An old man brought before a tyrant - Makhzān al-asrār

An old man brought before a tyrant - Makhzān al-asrār

Double-page illuminated frontispiece - Makhzan-i asrār - This is the right side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece inscribed with the title of the first poem of the Khamsah, Makhzan-i asrār.

Double-page illuminated frontispiece - Makhzan-i asrār - This is the right side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece inscribed with the title of the first poem of the Khamsah, Makhzan-i asrār.

Ascension of Khusraw to the throne  Khusraw va Shīrīn

Ascension of Khusraw to the throne Khusraw va Shīrīn

Double-page illuminated frontispiece - Makhzan-i asrār - This is the left side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece inscribed with the title of the first poem of the Khamsah, Makhzan-i asrār.

Double-page illuminated frontispiece - Makhzan-i asrār - This is the left side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece inscribed with the title of the first poem of the Khamsah, Makhzan-i asrār.

Reconciliation of Khusraw and Shīrīn  Khusraw va Shīrīn

Reconciliation of Khusraw and Shīrīn Khusraw va Shīrīn

Incipit with illuminated headpiece  Haft paykar

Incipit with illuminated headpiece Haft paykar

Bahrām Gūr kills a wild ass  Haft paykar

Bahrām Gūr kills a wild ass Haft paykar

Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad Atābak enthroned - Khusraw va Shīrīn

Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad Atābak enthroned - Khusraw va Shīrīn

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