Makhzan al-Asrar مخزن‌الاسرار

Makhzan al-Asrar (Persian: مخزن الاسرار) "The Treasury of Mysteries" of the Khamsah (quintet) of Niẓāmī Ganjavī (d. 605 AH / 1209 CE) was executed in Safavid Iran and dates to 16th century and on.The ethico-philosophical poems of about 2,250 Persian distichs deals with such esoteric subjects as philosophy and theology. The story contains twenty discourses, each of them portraying an exemplary story on religious and ethical topics.
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تشعیر حاشیه برگی از خمسه نظامی، مخزن الاسرار، صفحه 6، 1539 تا 1543 میلادی، محل نگهداری کتابخانه بریتانیا The Khamsah, or five poems Makhzan al-asrār F.6r 1539-1543 British Library

تشعیر حاشیه برگی از خمسه نظامی، مخزن الاسرار، صفحه 6، 1539 تا 1543 میلادی، محل نگهداری کتابخانه بریتانیا The Khamsah, or five poems Makhzan al-asrār F.6r 1539-1543 British Library

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); frontispiece  TYPE Manuscript folio MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Murshid al-Shirazi HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Safavid period, 1548 (955 A.H.) MEDIUM Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSION(S) H x W: 30.9 x 18.3 cm (12 3/16 x 7 3/16 in) GEOGRAPHY Iran, Shiraz

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); verso: illustration: Bahram Gur and the Indian princess in the black pavilion; recto: text  TYPE Manuscript folio MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Murshid al-Shirazi HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Safavid period, 1548 (955 A.H) MEDIUM Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSION(S) H x W (overall): 31.1 x 19.7 cm (12 1/4 x 7 3/4 in) GEOGRAPHY Iran, Fars, Shiraz

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian& museums of Asian art.

Colophon page from Makhzan al-asrar by Haydar Khwarazmi. Signed by Mir Imad al-Hasani (d. 1615) Painted by Riza-i Abbasi  Iran, Isfahan, Safavid period

Colophon page from Makhzan al-asrar by Haydar Khwarazmi. Signed by Mir Imad al-Hasani (d. Painted by Riza-i Abbasi Iran, Isfahan, Safavid period

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); verso: illustration: Bahram Gur visits the princess in the sandal pavilion; recto: text  TYPE Manuscript folio MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Murshid al-Shirazi HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Safavid period, 1548 (955 A.H.) MEDIUM Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSION(S) H x W (overall): 31.1 x 19.7 cm (12 1/4 x 7 3/4 in) GEOGRAPHY Iran, Fars, Shiraz

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); recto: text; verso: illustration: Caliph al-Ma'mun and the barber  TYPE Manuscript folio MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Murshid al-Shirazi HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Safavid period, 1548 (955 A.H.) MEDIUM Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSION(S) H x W: 31.1 x 15.6 cm (12 1/4 x 6 1/8 in) GEOGRAPHY Iran, Fars, Shiraz

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); verso: illustration: Khusraw and Shirin are feasting at night in a desert encampment; recto: text  TYPE Manuscript folio MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Murshid al-Shirazi HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Safavid period, 1548 (955 A.H.) MEDIUM Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSION(S) H x W (overall): 31.1 x 19.7 cm (12 1/4 x 7 3/4 in) GEOGRAPHY Iran, Shiraz

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; verso: Bahram Gur and the Indian princess in the black pavilion; recto: text 1548 Safavid period Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper H: 31.1 W: 19.7 cm Shiraz, Iran

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami verso: Bahram Gur and the Indian princess in the black pavilion; recto: text, characteristics of the seven pavilions 1548 Safavid period Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper H: W: cm Shiraz, Iran

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); frontispiece  TYPE Manuscript folio MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Murshid al-Shirazi HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Safavid period, 1548 (955 A.H.) MEDIUM Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSION(S) H x W: 30.9 x 18.3 cm (12 3/16 x 7 3/16 in) GEOGRAPHY Iran, Shiraz

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); verso: illustration: Shirin grants an audience to Khusraw; recto: text  TYPE Manuscript folio MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Murshid al-Shirazi HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Safavid period, 1548 (955 A.H.) MEDIUM Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSION(S) H x W: 31.1 x 19.7 cm (12 1/4 x 7 3/4 in) GEOGRAPHY Iran, Fars, Shiraz

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); recto: illustration: Bahram Gur in the turquoise-blue pavilion on Wednesday; verso: text  TYPE Manuscript folio MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Murshid al-Shirazi HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Safavid period, 1548 (955 A.H.) MEDIUM Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSION(S) H x W: 30.8 x 19.1 cm (12 1/8 x 7 1/2 in) GEOGRAPHY Iran, Fars, Shiraz

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

Colophon of Niẓāmī's "Makhzan al-Asrar"  — Viewer — World Digital Library

Colophon of Niẓāmī's "Makhzan al-Asrar" and Title Page of Niẓāmī's "Khusraw va Shirin" — Viewer

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); recto: text; verso: illustration and text: The story of Faridun and the deer  TYPE Manuscript folio MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Murshid al-Shirazi HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Safavid period, 1548 (955 A.H.) MEDIUM Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper DIMENSION(S) H x W (overall): 18.6 x 14.3 cm (7 5/16 x 5 5/8 in) GEOGRAPHY Iran, Fars, Shiraz

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); recto: text; verso: illustration: Khusraw sees Shirin bathing  TYPE Manuscript folio MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Murshid al-Shirazi HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Safavid period, 1548 (955 A.H.) MEDIUM Ink, opaque watercolor, silver and gold on paper DIMENSION(S) H x W: 31.1 x 19.7 cm (12 1/4 x 7 3/4 in) GEOGRAPHY Iran, Fars, Shiraz

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); verso: illustration: Shirin on horseback carried on the shoulders of Farhad; recto: text  TYPE Manuscript folio MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Murshid al-Shirazi HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Safavid period, 1548 (955 A.H.) MEDIUM Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSION(S) H x W: 31.1 x 19.7 cm (12 1/4 x 7 3/4 in) GEOGRAPHY Iran, Shiraz

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami verso: Shirin on horseback carried on the shoulders of Farhad; recto: text, Shirin answers Farhad 1548 Safavid period Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper H: W: cm Shiraz, Iran Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); recto: illustration: A battle between the forces of Khusraw and Bahram Chubina; verso: text  TYPE Manuscript folio MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Murshid al-Shirazi HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Safavid period, 1548 (955 A.H.) MEDIUM Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSION(S) H x W (overall): 17 x 14 cm (6 11/16 x 5 1/2 in) GEOGRAPHY Iran, Fars, Shiraz

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

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