Bahram Visits the White Domed Pavilion on Friday, illustrated with text in Khamsa of Nizami (verso), from a Haft Paykar (Seven Portraits) of Nizami

Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper | c. 1560-80

Unknown Artist

The Haft Paykar is an epic romantic poem that tells the story of the Sasanian king, Bahram Gur (ruled AD 420-38). The story relates how the king had an architect construct seven domed pavilions with different colors for each of his seven bea...
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