From: Iran

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number NEP81
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Persian
Provenience Iran
Date Made 1632 CE
Section Near Eastern
Materials Paper | Ink | Lacquer

Persian. Front piece and three double pages illumination. Lacquer (bl)covered with inlaid medallion. The writing of Sultan Mahmut.

No. 7 Persian. Khamsah by Amir Khosraw. Size 12.25 x 7.5 and 8 x 4.5 in. Folios 182. Written in small Nastaliq. 20 lines to a page, in four columns. 8 immams. Gold ruled margins. Cream color paper. Old lacquer binding, outside decorated with medalions. Date and name of the calligrapher folio 181 a - finished by sultan Mohammad Tabiandi in Rajab (month) 1041 A.H. (February 1632)

Khamasah or "The Five (poems)" by Amir Khorsrow Dihlawi (from Dehli). the greatest persian poet of India (1253-1325). It was written in imitation of the Khamash of the famous Persian poet Nizami (1140-1202). There are in this MS. 4 poems only; the fifth (Shirin wa Khosraw) is missing.

Arrangement as follows:

pp. 2b - 46b, Matla al-Anwar. The rising of the lights, a moral person.

pp. 47b - 8a, Majuim wa Laila, love story of Majuim and his beloved Laila, of 2 Bedouin tribes.

pp. 80b - 123a. Haaht Bihisht, the Eight Paradies, a poem of the loves of the King Behram.

pp. 123b - 181a., Ainahi Sikandari, the mirro of Alexander a poetical legendary history of Alexander the Great.

Credit Line Purchased from Dimitri Andalaft, 1921

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