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Author Brend, Dr Barbara

Title Perspectives on Persian Painting : Illustrations to Amir Khusrau's Khamsah
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013


Description 1 online resource (369 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of plates in colour; List of plates in black and white; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The Khamsah in summary; 2 Manuscripts of western Iran prior to the death of Shah Rukh; 3 Sultanate manuscripts; 4 Manuscripts in Turkman styles; 5 Ottoman manuscripts under Bayezld II; 6 Classical and sub-classical styles of Herat; 7 Mughal manuscripts to the period of Jahanglr; Afterword; Appendix A Subjects illustrated; Appendix B Manuscript cycles; Bibliography; Index; General; Manuscripts; Painters; Scribes, scripts and illumination; Styles
Summary This is a detailed study of the illustrations to Amir Khusrau's Khamsah, in which twenty discourses are followed by a brief parable, and four romances. Amir Khusrau (1253-1325) lived the greater part of adventurous life in Delhi; he composed in Persian, and also in Hindi. From the point of view of manuscript illustration, his most important work is his Khamsah (Quintet'). Khusrau's position as a link between cultures of Persia and India means that the early illustrated copies of the Khamsah have a particular interest. The first extant exemplar is from the Persian area in the
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Print version record
Subject Amīr Khusraw Dihlavī, approximately 1253-1325. Khamsah -- Illustrations
SUBJECT Khamsah (Amīr Khusraw Dihlavī) fast
Subject Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian.
Islamic illumination of books and manuscripts -- Iran
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian
Islamic illumination of books and manuscripts
Genre/Form Illustrated works
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781136854187