ca. 1730. Mughal miniature from Nizami’s famous romance about Khusraw and Shirin written in Iran in the 12th C. Painted in Hyderabad, a state that was created in the Deccan india when the Mughal Empire had begun to disintegrate. The man is in persian garb while the woman wears Indian attire.

“Khusraw Beholding Shirin Bathing” India, Deccan, Hyderabad (c. via The David Collection

Iskandar (Alexander the Great) hunting with companions, from an illustrated manuscript of the Iskandarnama (Book of Alexander) in the Khamsa of Nizami

Iskandar (Alexander the Great) hunting with companions, from an illustrated manuscript of the Iskandarnama (Book of Alexander) in the Khamsa of Nizami

هنر اسلامی - شاهکار مینیاتور فارسی - کتاب "خمسه" و یا "پنج گنج"، شاعر "نظامی گنجوی" (1141-1209) - 27 | گالری هنر اسلامی و تصویر

Persian Miniature, from Khamse or Panj Ganj by poet Nezami Ganjavi مینیاتور از کتاب خمسه و یا پنج گنج، شاعر نظامی گنجوی

Khosrow et Shirin en compagnie du marchand de poissons, artiste anonyme, miniature, Meched, 1556-1565. Freer Art Gallery, Washington.

Double-folio from the Haftawrang(Seven Thrones) by Jami (d. Khusraw Parrizand Sirin deal with the fish monger (f. TYPEManuscript folioMAKER(S)Author: Jami (died

Majnun Watching thr Battle of the Tribes

Majnun Watching thr Battle of the Tribes -

Nizami’s Khamsa (Five Poems), Tabriz, Iran, 1539–43. Muhammad’s ascent into heaven BL Or. MS 2265, f. 195

Picturing the Prophet. Nizami’s Khamsa (Five Poems), Tabriz, Iran, Muhammad’s ascent into heaven. According to tradition, the face of the Prophet Muhammad has been whitened out. The British Library Board.

An Illustrated and Illuminated manuscript of Nizami's Haft Paykar ('Seven Princesses') and Layla wa Majnun, Persia, Safavid, probably Shiraz, circa 1590

An Illustrated and Illuminated manuscript of Nizami's Haft Paykar ('Seven Princesses') and Layla wa Majnun, Persia, Safavid, probably Shiraz, circa 1590

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