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Perspectives on Persian Painting: Illustrations to Amir Khusraus Khamsah Barbar Brend

Perspectives on Persian Painting: Illustrations to Amir Khusraus Khamsah

Barbar Brend

Published December 20th 2002
ISBN : 9780700714674
Hardcover
324 pages
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 About the Book 

This is a detailed study of the illustrations to Amir Khusraus 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). Khusraus 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.