A copy of Nizami’s Makhzan al-asrar, the first book in his Khamsa. Copied by Mir Ali ibn al-Yasi al-Tabrizi al-Bawargi Western Iran; of Jumada al-awwal 790 H = of May 1388 Each leaf: × cm The David Collection - Copenhagen
“ A Sun-bearing Peri Rides a Composite Lion Mughal, Kashmir, probably third quarter of the eighteenth century. Astrology was an important part of Islamic culture; this miniature actually represents Sol in Leo, the conjunction of the sun with the.
Persian miniature illustrating an episode of the Shahnameh (Book of Kings) Abul Qasim Firdowsi: The faithful of Mazdak punished by Kay Khusraw, Iran, Shiraz, Safavid art, late sixteenth <sup> th </ sup> century
Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami verso: The prophet's journey over night (Mi’raj); recto: text, invocation to the Prophet Muhammad 1548 Safavid period Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper H: W: cm Shiraz, Iran Gift of Charles Lang Freer