Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; recto: text from Layla va Majnun; verso: Sarlawh and text from Haft-paykar

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1497 (903 A.H.)
  • Geography

  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 29.9 x 18.9 cm (11 3/4 x 7 7/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: text from Layla va Majnun, colophon, four columns, thirteen lines; verso: sarlawh and text of Haft-paykar, heading in white, four columns, fifteen lines; one of a group of three folios.
    Border: The text is set in gold, black, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
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