Perspectives on Persian Painting: Illustrations to Amir Khusrau's Khamsah (Hardback)

by Barbara Brend

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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 late 14th century, but a case can be made that work was probably illustrated earlier in India.

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Published
14/11/2002

Publisher
RoutledgeCurzon

ISBN
9780700714674


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