Iskandarnama (Book of Alexander) by Nizami

This very rare manuscript, Iskandarnama (Book of Alexander) recounts the heroic deeds of Alexander, the Great. It consists of 81 folios with four full-page paintings - among them depictions of Iskander fighting off the Ethiopians and receiving the Princess of China. The Iskandarnama (one of five tales from the poet, Nizami's Khamsa or 'Quintet') was seldom illustrated. Here it has been copied and beautifully illuminated and illustrated as a stand-alone tome.