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Two illustrated leaves from Nizami's Khamsa: Iskandar meeting the philosophers and Majnun begging the old woman to take him with her, Persia, Turkman, 1494-95 AD
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Two illustrated leaves from Nizami's Khamsa: Iskandar meeting the philosophers and Majnun begging the old woman to take him with her, Persia, Turkman, 1494-95 AD
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Two illustrated leaves from Nizami's Khamsa: Iskandar meeting the philosophers and Majnun begging the old woman to take him with her, Persia, Turkman, 1494-95 AD
each leaf gouache heightened with gold on paper,  11 and 12 lines to the page above and below the painting, written in nasta’liq in black ink within 4 columns, reverse with 19 lines to the page
Quantity: 2
painting: 10 by 10.3cm.
leaf: 28 by 17.4cm.
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Provenance

Ex-collection H.K. Monif, New York, 1940s, thence by descent.

Literature

'A Persian Manuscript of the Fifteenth Century', The Brooklyn Museum Annual Volume V, 1963-64, p.46.

Catalogue Note

These leaves come from a known manuscript that is partly in the Brooklyn Museum, and whose colophons are dated between 899 and 900 AH (1494-95 AD). For an extensive discussion on this manuscript, please see L. Katz, 'A Persian Manuscript of the Fifteenth Century', The Brooklyn Museum Annual Volume V, 1963-64, pp.15-48.

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