khamseh in Persian literature, a set of five long epic poems composed in rhyming couplet, or mas̄navī, form. Khamseh takes its name from the five great epic poems written by Neẓāmī (d. 1209) and entitled Khamseh (“The Quintuplet”).
Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper H: W: cm Shiraz, Probably Iran Purchase--Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M.
The Red Pavilion (painting, recto), Text (verso), illustrated folio from a Manuscript of the Khamsa by Amir Khusraw of Delhi (d. manuscript folio Date century Creation Place: Middle East, Iran Safavid period Persian
Manuscript of the Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami Sayyidi Muhammad ibn Sultan Muhammad al-Tabrizi (Iran) Iran, 10 February 1 Jumada al-Ukhra 935 nk, opaque watercolor and gold on paper 9 x 7 x 1 in. x x cm) LACMA Collections