Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)."Laila and Majnun in School", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, A.H. 931/A.D. 1524–25. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913 (188.8.131.52) | One of the best-known stories of Nizami’s Khamsa is that of Laila and Majnun, a tale akin to that of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. This folio illustrates their meeting at the school where they fall in love at first sight.
The Beggar Who Professed His Love for a Prince: Folio from the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din Attar, dated A.H. 892 / A.D. 1487. Afghanistan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1963 (63.210.28)