Nizami-Khosrou & Shirin خسرو و شیرین

Khosru and Shirin (خسرو و شیرین‎‎), is the title of a famous Persian tragic romance by the Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi. It tells a highly elaborated fictional version of the story of the love of the Sasanian king Khosrow II for the Armenian princess Shirin, who becomes his queen. خسرو و شیرین منظومه‌ای از نظامی گنجوی است که در آن از لحن باربد سخن رفته‌است. نظامی این منظومه را در چهارچوب‌های زندگی خسرو در بزم شیرین، هنگام فرار از مقابل بهرام چوبینه و شب نشینی‌های آن دو بیان می‌دارد
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Colophon of Niẓāmī's Title Page of Niẓāmī's "Khusraw va Shirin" — Viewer — World Digital Library

Colophon of Niẓāmī's Title Page of Niẓāmī's "Khusraw va Shirin" — Viewer — World Digital Library

This manuscript is a copy of the tale of Khusrau and Shirin composed by the Persian poet Hatifi, and shows the importance of Persian literature in the Ottoman world. It contains seven paintings, executed in a distinctive style, related to western Iranian tradition from the Aq Quyunlu, but also borrowing elements from European sources

This manuscript is a copy of the tale of Khusrau and Shirin composed by the Persian poet Hatifi, and shows the importance of Persian literature in the Ottoman world. It contains seven paintings, executed in a distinctive style, related to western Iranian tradition from the Aq Quyunlu, but also borrowing elements from European sources

Khusraw Kills a Lion with his Bare Hands | Riza Abbasi | Object: Drawing Place of origin: Isfahan Date: 1632

Khusraw Kills a Lion with his Bare Hands

Khusraw Kills a Lion with his Bare Hands | Riza Abbasi | Object: Drawing Place of origin: Isfahan Date: 1632

Khusraw Kills a Lion with his Bare Hands | Riza 'Abbasi | V&A Search the Collections

Khusraw Kills a Lion with his Bare Hands

Khusraw Kills a Lion with his Bare Hands | Riza 'Abbasi | V&A Search the Collections

Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami (d.1209)  TYPE Manuscript MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Ali ibn Hasan al-Sultani HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Jalayirid dynasty, ca. 1400 MEDIUM Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSION(S) H x W: 18.3 x 12.7 cm (7 3/16 x 5 in) GEOGRAPHY Iran, Tabriz

Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami (d.1209) TYPE Manuscript MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Ali ibn Hasan al-Sultani HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Jalayirid dynasty, ca. 1400 MEDIUM Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSION(S) H x W: 18.3 x 12.7 cm (7 3/16 x 5 in) GEOGRAPHY Iran, Tabriz

Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSION(S) H x W: 30.8 x 21.3 cm (12 1/8 x 8 3/8 in) GEOGRAPHY Iran

Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSION(S) H x W: 30.8 x 21.3 cm (12 1/8 x 8 3/8 in) GEOGRAPHY Iran

Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami (d.1209)  TYPE Manuscript MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Ali ibn Hasan al-Sultani HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Jalayirid dynasty, ca. 1400 MEDIUM Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami (d.1209) TYPE Manuscript MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Ali ibn Hasan al-Sultani HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Jalayirid dynasty, ca. 1400 MEDIUM Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Khusraw is shown slaying a lion with his bare hands to protect Shirin, while two servants observe his feat. Since the attack occurred at night, Khusraw is in his nightclothes. The scene was executed by, or under the direction of, Riza Abbasi, the greatest Iranian painter of his day. His signature appears in smaller script at the base of the painting.

Khusraw Kills a Lion with his Bare Hands

Khusraw is shown slaying a lion with his bare hands to protect Shirin, while two servants observe his feat. Since the attack occurred at night, Khusraw is in his nightclothes. The scene was executed by, or under the direction of, Riza Abbasi, the greatest Iranian painter of his day. His signature appears in smaller script at the base of the painting.

Folio from a Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami (d.1209); recto: Sun-burst medallion (Shamsa); verso: text and illuminated heading (sarlawh)  TYPE Detached manuscript folio MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Ali ibn Hasan al-Sultani HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Jalayirid period, ca. 1400

Folio from a Khusraw u Shirin by Nizami (d.1209); recto: Sun-burst medallion (Shamsa); verso: text and illuminated heading (sarlawh) TYPE Detached manuscript folio MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Ali ibn Hasan al-Sultani HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Jalayirid period, ca. 1400

Detached manuscript folio TYPE Detached manuscript folio MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Ali ibn Hasan al-Sultani HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Jalayirid period, ca. 1400 MEDIUM Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSION(S) H x W (painting): 25.8 × 18.4 cm (10 3/16 × 7 1/4 in) GEOGRAPHY Iran

Detached manuscript folio TYPE Detached manuscript folio MAKER(S) Calligrapher: Ali ibn Hasan al-Sultani HISTORICAL PERIOD(S) Jalayirid period, ca. 1400 MEDIUM Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSION(S) H x W (painting): 25.8 × 18.4 cm (10 3/16 × 7 1/4 in) GEOGRAPHY Iran

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