Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami
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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).
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)

Binding, inside

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

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.

One of the five stories related in Nizami's Khamsa (Five Tales) concerns the love affair between the Iranian king Khusrau and the Armenian princess Shirin.  This beautifully-detailed painting captures the moment when Khusrau first catches sight of Shirin, bathing in a stream

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

The fourth of the late twelfth-century Persian poet Nizami's five epic poems, later combined to form the famous Khamsa (Quintet), was the Haft Paikar, or Seven Portraits, so named from one incident in the story

Egyptian Art — met-islamic-art: “Bahram Gur in the Turquoise.

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

Double-page frontispiece

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

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

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

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

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

Bahram Gur in the Red Palace on Tuesday

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

In Nizami’s tale of Khusrau and Shirin, the princess Shirin has an ardent admirer in the talented sculptor and stonemason, Farhad. When Shirin desires milk from a herd of goats that graze in a distant field, Farhad sets to work cutting a channel from the goats’ mountain pastureland to a pool at the foot of Shirin’s palace

In Nizami’s tale of Khusrau and Shirin, the princess Shirin has an ardent…

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