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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); recto: Bilqis enthroned, left-hand half of a double-page; verso: Sarlawh and text unrelated to Khamsa (from the Shahnama of Firdawsi)

Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 33.3 x 20.8 cm (13 1/8 x 8 3/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Shiraz, Iran
Date:
ca.1560
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
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Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.189.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
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