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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); recto: Bahram Gur in the yellow pavilion on Sunday; verso: text, Princess begins storytelling

Safavid period

Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H: 30.9 W: 19.6 cm
Shiraz, Iran


The Freer|Sackler is currently closed for renovations, updates, and gallery reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Please join us for our weekend-long reopening celebration on October 14 and 15, 2017.