Khosrow and Shirin's Wedding Night

Era: Safavid Period, Iran
Date: 16th century
Kept in Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Istanbul, Turkey

This Folio is about Khosrow and Shirin's wedding night. The miniature is from a manuscript of Nizami's Khamsa (Five Poems). Niẓām ad-Dīn Abū Muḥammad Ilyās ibn-Yūsuf ibn-Zakkī, was a 12th-century Persian poet. Nizāmi is considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature, [1] who brought a colloquial and realistic style to the Persian epic.