Thursday, April 29, 2010

Illuminated Manuscripts

Walters Art Museum

An elegantly illuminated and illustrated copy of the Khamsah (quintet) of Niāmī Ganjavī (d.605 AH / 1209 CE) executed by Yār Muammad al-Haravī in 922 AH / 1516 CE. Written in four columns in black nastalīq script, this manuscripts opens with a double-page decorative composition signed by Abd al-Wahhāb ibn Abd al-Fattā ibn Alī, of which this is one side. It contains 35 miniatures. The folio represents Bahrām Gūr in the green pavilion. 

Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts


meyerprints said...

UM said...

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