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
painting: 10 by 10.3cm.
leaf: 28 by 17.4cm.
Ex-collection H.K. Monif, New York, 1940s, thence by descent.
'A Persian Manuscript of the Fifteenth Century', The Brooklyn Museum Annual Volume V, 1963-64, p.46.