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.

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.

This folio from Walters manuscript is the right side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece inscribed with the title of the first poem of the Khamsah, Makhzan-i asrar.

Reconciliation of Khusraw and Shīrīn  Khusraw va Shīrīn

This folio from Walters manuscript depicts the reconciliation of Khusraw and Shirin.

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.

This folio from Walters manuscript is the left side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece inscribed with the title of the first poem of the Khamsah, Makhzan-i asrar.

Bahrām Gūr kills a wild ass  Haft paykar

In this folio from Walters manuscript Bahram Gur kills a wild ass.

Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad Atābak enthroned - Khusraw va Shīrīn

In this folio from Walters manuscript Abu Ja'far Muhammad Atabak is depicted enthroned.

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