Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Amir Khusraw Dihlavi (1253-1324); right-hand half of a double page frontispiece

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Historical period(s)
Delhi Sultanate period, ca. 1450 or earlier
Pre-Mughal School
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
H x W (overall): 33.4 x 24.1 cm (13 1/8 x 9 1/2 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
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Currently not on view

Detached manuscript folio

Delhi Sultanate (1206 - 1526), frontispiece, Henri Vever collection, India, Khamsa, nasta'liq script
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Eloise Brac de la Perriere. Les manuscrits a peintures dans l'Inde des sultanats: l'exemple de la Khamse dispersee d'Amir Khosrow Dehlavi, c. 1450. vol. 56. p. 27, fig. 7.
  • B. W. Robinson. Fifteenth-Century Persian Painting: Problems and Issues. Hagop Kevorkian Series on Near Eastern Art and Civilization New York. p. 63.
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 192, p. 164.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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