Nizami-Eskandar-nama اسکندرنامه

The story of Dhul-Qarnayn or Alexander who conquered the world at age of 25 is incomprehensible to me, the other scholars and researchers. But it resonated well in the mind of Ferdowsi, Nizami and other Persian poets due to limitations. Eskandar-nama of Nizami Khamsa-5th the poetical romance version of Alexander consists of 10,500 distichs. Alexander, the undisputed ruler of the world, is depicted no longer as a warrior, but as a sage and a prophet. He debates with Greek and Indian philosophers
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Iskander is Watching the Sirens

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Iskander is Watching the Sirens

Eskandar (Alexander the Great) was informed that in the Land of Darkness, where the sun sets, there was a spring of the Water of Life, which bestowed immortality. He took the prophet Khezr as his guide, giving him one of two rings that would light up when near water. Eskandar lost his companion in the darkness. Khezr found the water and bathed in it, while Eskandar passed on to a mountain where a talking tree foretold his doom.

Eskandar (Alexander the Great) was informed that in the Land of Darkness, where the sun sets, there was a spring of the Water of Life, which bestowed immortality. He took the prophet Khezr as his guide, giving him one of two rings that would light up when near water. Eskandar lost his companion in the darkness. Khezr found the water and bathed in it, while Eskandar passed on to a mountain where a talking tree foretold his doom.

سکندر به رسم فرستادگان نگهداشت آیین آزادگان درودی پیاپی رساندش نخست فرستادگی کر د بر خود درست برگ مصور از یک نسخه دستنویس شرفنامه خمسه نظامی، نوشابه و اسکندر ، حدود 1490-1500 ترسایی، گواش آبرنگ با طلا بر روی کاغذ، نگاره 11.2 در 15.5 سانتیمتر Illustrated leaf from the Sharafnama of the Khamsa of Nizami: Queen Nushaba recognizes Iskandar by his portrait, Persia, circa 1490-1500 miniature 15.5 by 11.2cm.

سکندر به رسم فرستادگان نگهداشت آیین آزادگان درودی پیاپی رساندش نخست فرستادگی کر د بر خود درست برگ مصور از یک نسخه دستنویس شرفنامه خمسه نظامی، نوشابه و اسکندر ، حدود 1490-1500 ترسایی، گواش آبرنگ با طلا بر روی کاغذ، نگاره 11.2 در 15.5 سانتیمتر Illustrated leaf from the Sharafnama of the Khamsa of Nizami: Queen Nushaba recognizes Iskandar by his portrait, Persia, circa 1490-1500 miniature 15.5 by 11.2cm.

Iskandar Mourns the Dying Dara Other Titles Former Title: Iskandar Weeps over the Dying Dara (painting, verso; text, recto), folio from a manuscript of the Shahnama by Firdawsi Series/Book Title: Shahnama by Firdawsi Classification Manuscripts Work Type manuscript folio Date 1575-1590 Places Creation Place: Middle East, Iran, Shiraz Period Safavid period Culture Persian

Iskandar Mourns the Dying Dara Other Titles Former Title: Iskandar Weeps over the Dying Dara (painting, verso; text, recto), folio from a manuscript of the Shahnama by Firdawsi Series/Book Title: Shahnama by Firdawsi Classification Manuscripts Work Type manuscript folio Date 1575-1590 Places Creation Place: Middle East, Iran, Shiraz Period Safavid period Culture Persian

Iskandar and a Hermit

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Iskandar and a Hermit

The story of Alexander the Great, called Eskandar in the Shahnameh, is an important chapter in the epic. On his way from India to North Africa he made a stop in Mecca, which may be seen as a rite of passage in his long journey towards self-discovery.

The story of Alexander the Great, called Eskandar in the Shahnameh, is an important chapter in the epic. On his way from India to North Africa he made a stop in Mecca, which may be seen as a rite of passage in his long journey towards self-discovery.

Towards the end of his travels, Eskandar, or Alexander, came to a town at the edge of the world. The local curiosity was a tree with two trunks of talking heads; the male trunk spoke by day and the female at night. Intrigued, Eskandar visited the tree and heard a voice prophesying his death. He is shown here standing before the tree in bewilderment, his finger to his lips. The tree’s mystical qualities are emphasized by the assortment of human and animal heads.

Towards the end of his travels, Eskandar, or Alexander, came to a town at the edge of the world. The local curiosity was a tree with two trunks of talking heads; the male trunk spoke by day and the female at night. Intrigued, Eskandar visited the tree and heard a voice prophesying his death. He is shown here standing before the tree in bewilderment, his finger to his lips. The tree’s mystical qualities are emphasized by the assortment of human and animal heads.

Attributed to Basawan: Alexander Visits the Sage Plato in His Mountain Cave: Folio from the Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi [India] (13.228.30) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Attributed to Basawan: Alexander Visits the Sage Plato in His Mountain Cave: Folio from the Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi [India] (13.228.30) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

اسکندر با همراهان، نگاره ای از نسخه خطی اسکندر نامه خمسه نظامی، نیمه دوم قرن 16 میلادی Iskandar (Alexander the Great) hunting with companions, from an illustrated manuscript of the Iskandarnama (Book of Alexander) in the Khamsa of Nizami Persia, unknown workshop (Persian), Iskandar (Alexander the Great) hunting with companions, from an illustrated manuscript of the Iskandarnama (Book of Alexander) in the Khamsa of Nizami, second half of 16th century, ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver…

اسکندر با همراهان، نگاره ای از نسخه خطی اسکندر نامه خمسه نظامی، نیمه دوم قرن 16 میلادی Iskandar (Alexander the Great) hunting with companions, from an illustrated manuscript of the Iskandarnama (Book of Alexander) in the Khamsa of Nizami Persia, unknown workshop (Persian), Iskandar (Alexander the Great) hunting with companions, from an illustrated manuscript of the Iskandarnama (Book of Alexander) in the Khamsa of Nizami, second half of 16th century, ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver…

Iskandar and Dārā - The Armies of Iskandar and Dārā Battle | The Morgan Library & Museum

Iskandar and Dārā

Iskandar and Dārā - The Armies of Iskandar and Dārā Battle | The Morgan Library & Museum

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