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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d. 1209); Couple with attendants; verso: text: Chapter thirty-one: discrediting overindulgence in eating, part from Khusraw va Shirin

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Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Date
circa 1513
Period
Safavid period
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 23.5 x 16 cm (9 1/4 x 6 5/16 in)
Type
Manuscript
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Accession Number
F1967.8
Topic
music
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
lovers
Afghanistan
Arts of the Islamic World
attendant
WWII-era provenance
Origin
Herat, Afghanistan
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum