Nushaba recognising Iskandar by his portrait. (Inscription: The gate of the afflicted ones through which God comes). A miniature painting from a fifteenth century manuscript of Nezami's Khamsa ('Five Poems'). Herat, Afghanistan; 1442 (manuscript), 1535-40 (folio) Shelfmark: Add. 25900 Page Folio Number: f.245v The British Library, London, Great Britain
Miniatures, Gouache, cm Origin: Iran, Timurid Dynasty Album: The Khamsa by Nizami Personage: Alexander the Great Source of entry: First Branch of the State Hermitage Museum, 1924 School: Herat Theme: Literature
In this miniature, an illustration to Niẓāmī’s Iskandar-nāmah (‘Epic of Alexander the Great’), Alexander and his servant witness the enchanting and innocent spectacle of young girls bathing together at night in a pool out in the wilds.