Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami

Tekst by Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja; probably 1141–1217). Dated A.H. 931/ A.D. 1524–25; present-day Afghanistan, Herat. Binding: leather, embossed, gold and color. Manuscript: ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. Dimensions: 12 5/8 x 8 3/4 in. (32.1 x 22.2 cm).
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The second poem of Nizami’s Khamsa (Quintet) is a romantic epic tale concerning the last great Sasanian ruler, Khusrau II, and his beloved Armenian princess, Shirin. While their union is delayed by many trials, tribulations, and intervening marriages, eventually the two are happily wed

Marriage of Khusrau & Shirin (Khamsa (Quintet) CE Miniature Painting) -Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja (ca. CE Persian)) (Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA)

Double-page frontispiece

Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja)

Bahram Gur in the Yellow Palace on Sunday

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - "Bahram Gur in the Yellow Palace on Sunday", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami Sultan Muhammad Nur (ca.

Alexander at a Banquet

Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably "Alexander at a Banquet", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, A. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913

Bahram Gur in the Sandal Palace on Thursday

"Bahram Gur in the Sandal Palace on Thursday", from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami Calligrapher: Sultan Muhammad Nur (ca. Artist: Painting by Shaikh Zada Geography: present-day Afghanistan, Herat

Battle between Alexander and Darius

Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably "Battle between Alexander and Darius", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, A. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913

One of the best-known stories of Nizami’s Khamsa (Quintet) is that of Laila and Majnun, a tale akin to that of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. This folio illustrates their meeting at the madrasa (school) where they fall in love at first sight

One of the best-known stories of Nizami’s Khamsa (Quintet) is that of Laila and Majnun, a tale akin to that of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. This folio illustrates their meeting at the madrasa (school) where they fall in love at first sight

Bahram Gur in the Dark Palace on Saturday

"Bahram Gur in the Dark Palace on Saturday", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably

Bahram Gur in the White Palace on Friday | Painted by Shaikh Zada | A.D. 1524–25

Bahram Gur in the White Palace on Friday, Folio 235 from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami Poster Print by Painted by Shaikh Zada x

This folio is from a lavishly illustrated copy of the Khamsa (Quintet) by the poet Nizami. The calligrapher of this manuscript, Sultan Muhammad Nur, is known to have worked in Herat during the reign of the Timurid ruler Sultan Husain Baiqara, along with the famous painter Bihzad

Sultan Sanjar and the Old Woman, Folio 17 from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami Poster Print by Painting by Shaikh Zada x

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