Nov 18, 2009
Nov 18, 2009

Yusuf and Zulaykha (recto); Text Page, Persian Verses (verso)

Yusuf and Zulaykha (recto); Text Page, Persian Verses (verso)

c. 1556–65

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Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper

Sheet: 29.8 x 17.3 cm (11 3/4 x 6 13/16 in.); Image: 21.3 x 15.3 cm (8 3/8 x 6 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1947.501


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Beyond the fence, a man is shoveling.


The Khamsa, a suite of five poems (khamsa is Arabic for five) written in the twelfth century, was, like the earlier Shahnama, concerned with the history and legends of pre-Islamic Iran. But Nizami's interest was with love rather than war. In this, the second of the poems, he tells the story of famous star-crossed lovers.

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