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Binding of volume Khusraw and Shirin by Nizami (d.1209)
early 16th century

Safavid period

Painted lacquer and leather
H: 30.9 W: 20.0 D: 3.6 cm
Tabriz, Iran


The Freer|Sackler is closed for renovation and reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Join us for our reopening celebration on October 14–15, 2017.