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Khamsa of Nizami

Listed under Works of Art in London, United Kingdom.

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One of the British Library’s many treasures, Emperor Akbar’s Khamsa of Nezami is a collection of five poems that reveal the epic poet Nezami’s views on philosophy and ethics. He is revered as the best poet in 12th century Ganja, and his works cover a variety of topics including morality, medicine, religion, and the arts. This particular piece is thought of as his best work and is accompanied by beautiful, hand-painted illustrations.

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Written by  Sarah Clise.

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