Layla-and-Majnun-Faint-on-Meeting.jpg Miniatures, Gouache, cm Origin: Iran, Timurid Dynasty Album: The Khamsa by Nizami Source of entry: First Branch of the State Hermitage Museum, 1924 School: Herat Theme: Literature
Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami recto: Bilqis enthroned circa Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper H: W: cm Herat?, Iran Purchase--Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M.
Ottoman astronomers at work around Taqī al-Dīn at the Istanbul Observatory. The words taswir or nakish were used to define the art of miniature painting in Ottoman Turkish. The studios the artists worked in were called Nakkashanes.