People-Admire-Khavarnak.jpg (474×745) Miniatures, Gouache, 23.7x13.7 cm Origin: Iran, 1431-1431, Timurid Dynasty This is one of the 9 miniatures illustrating the poem Haft Paikar in the Hermitage's famous Persian manuscript of the Khamsa, an anthology of five poems by the 12th-century poet Nizami, who lived on the territory of present-day Azerbaijan. In 1431 this manuscript of the Khamsawas copied out in Herat by the calligrapher Mahmud for Sultan Shahrukh , son of the legendary Tamerlaine .
This folio once illustrated a magnificent manuscript of Nizami’s Haft Paikar (Seven Portraits). The story of the Seven Portraits comprises a series of moralizing tales as told to the Persian hero Bahram Gur by seven princesses
دست بریدن زنان مصری هنگام ورود یوسف، نیمه دوم قرن 16 میلادی ZULAYKHA'S ATTENDANTS CUT THEIR FINGERS WHEN YUSUF WALKS IN SAFAVID IRAN, 2ND HALF 16TH CENTURY Gouache on paper heightened with gold, the famous scene from Nizami's Khamsa, with gold-speckled margins
Khusraw-and-Shirin-in-the-Marriage-Bed.jpg Gouache, cm Origin: Iran, Timurid Dynasty Album: The Khamsa by Nizami Personage: Khusraw Source of entry: Museum of the Stieglitz School, 1924 School: Herat Theme: Literature
Persian miniature illustrating an episode of the Shahnameh (Book of Kings) Abul Qasim Firdowsi: The faithful of Mazdak punished by Kay Khusraw, Iran, Shiraz, Safavid art, late sixteenth <sup> th </ sup> century
Majnun-Dies-on-Layla-s-Grave.jpg Miniatures, Gouache, cm Origin: Iran, Timurid Dynasty Album: The Khamsa by Nizami Personage: Majnun Source of entry: First Branch of the State Hermitage Museum, 1924 School: Herat Theme: Literature