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Layla & Majnun. Majnun in the Wilderness.
17th c Indian Mughal Painting

MUGHAL Anonymous (aka Moghul) (1526 - 1858)
c. 1600
17th c
Opaque watercolors on paper
Illumination
Mughal
Manuscript illumination
India.
Minneapolis. Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
minn1406
Layla and Majnun was a romantic poem originally written by Nezami Ganjavi (Nizami; 1141-1209) in 1192 and is one part of his Khamsa (Quintet). In this scene the nearly drowned Majnun has been rescued by various animals and is being revived. Painted during the reign of Akbar.

Caption: MUGHAL Anonymous | Layla & Majnun. Majnun in the Wilderness. | c. 1600 | Islamic | Mughal | ┬ęKathleen Cohen | minn1406

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