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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. 

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UM said...

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