Amir Khusrau Dihlavi, Khamsa (Five Poems), with nine miniatures, copied by Pir Husain al-Katib al-Shirazi
Persia, probably Shiraz, circa 1520-30
Persian manuscript on paper, 255 leaves, incomplete at beginning, first two folios later replacements, 17 lines to the page written in four columns of elegant nasta'liq script in black ink, double intercolumnar rules in gold, inner margins ruled in blue and gold, catchwords, headings in nasta'liq in blue ink within panels decorated with intertwining floral motifs in colours and gold, occasional illuminated cornerpieces, one fine illuminated headpiece in colours and gold, nine miniatures, some flaking to faces, the illustrated and illuminated leaves detached, rather browned, some crude repairs, the date in the colophon has been tampered with, lacking binding, in folder
267 x 167 mm.
Islamic and Oriental Art
Islamic and Indian Art
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