Add. 6613 (St. Pancras, British Library)
Khamsah of Niẓāmī
6 works by 2 authors on the subject of Persian poetry
Anūshīrvān and the owls.
Sulṭān Sanjar and the old woman.
The story of the hunter, the dog and the fox.
Jesus and the dead dog.
The youth who divulged Jamshīd's secrets to an old woman.
Hārūn al-Rashīd and the barber.
Majnūn taken to the Ka'bah by his father.
The battle of the tribes.
Bahrām Gūr killing the dragon.
Bahrām Gūr with the Indian Princess in the Black Pavilion.
Bahrām Gūr with the Moorish Princess in the Yellow Pavilion.
Bahrām Gūr with the Tartar Princess in the Green Pavilion.
Bahrām Gūr with the Russian Princess in the Red Pavilion.
Bahrām Gūr with the Princess of Khvarazm in the Blue Pavilion.
Bahrām Gūr with the Chinese Princess in the Sandalwood Pavilion.
Bahrām Gūr with the Greek Princess in the White Pavilion.
Bahrām Gūr and the shepherd who hanged his dog.
Iskandar celebrating his victory over the Zangis (Habashis).
Iskandar's battle with the Russians.
Hurmus hypnotising the sages who had gathered to defeat him in debate. (Inscription eulogising the patron of the Ms., Abu'l-Ḥasan Mīrzā and also stating that the miniature was completed by Ṭālib in 1077).
Written by a copyist who calls himself Ibn Ibrāhīm Muḥammad Mu’akhkhir al-Mu‘allim al-Kātib al-Shīrāzī ابن ابراهیم محمد موخر المعلم الکاتب الشیرازی
Provenance and Acquisition
This manuscript was written for Tājā Mīrzā Abu al-Ḥasanā تاجا میرزا ابو الحسنا