An illustrated leaf from Nizami’s Khamsa: Majnun watches the battle of the clans, Persia, Turkman, late 15th century
gouache heightened with gold on paper, 9 lines to the page above and below the painting, written in nasta’liq in black ink within 4 columns, reverse with 17 lines to the page
painting: 11.9 by 12.5cm.
leaf: 27 by 16.2cm.
Ex-collection H.K. Monif, New York, 1940s, thence by descent.