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Khamsa of Amir Khusraw
The Chester Beatty Library
Hegira 890 / AD 1485
CBL Per 163
Coloured pigments and gold on paper
25 x 16.5 cm
The thirteen illustrations in this fine copy of the Khamsa (‘Five Poems’) of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi are often attributed to the greatest of Persian artists, Bihzad. However, although they are very ‘Bihzadian’ in style, none are signed. The manuscript is also extensively illuminated and is bound in an exquisite gilt, pressure-moulded and filigree binding. The text was copied by Muhammad, son of Azhar, one of the greatest calligraphers of the Timurid court.
"Khamsa of Amir Khusraw" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ir;Mus21;23;en
MWNF Working Number: IR 23