- Museum number
Painting, page removed from a manuscript. Illustration to the 'Khamseh' of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi; young men and camel overcome by thirst in a desert.
Ink and opaque watercolour on paper.
- Production date
- 1530 (circa)
Height: 20.10 centimetres
Width: 14.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The regional school of Bukhara was particularly influenced by the legacy of the celebrated Persian artist Bihzad, who served as head of the royal workshop in Herat between 1470 and 1506. The artist’s style appears in the solid figures displaying varied facial expressions, the minimal number of rocky outcrops and in the tufts of grass situated at regular intervals throughout the landscape.
Page from a manuscript of the Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi (died 1325)
The text box on the upper right hand corner was painted over.
- On display (G43/dc6)
- Exhibition history
2011 March-July, London, BM, 'No Equal in All the World: Artistic Legacies from Herat, Afghanistan'
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Khamseh
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books (OMPB).
- Middle East
- Registration number