Maulana Azhar, ‘"The Eavesdropper", Folio 47r from a Haft Paikar (Seven Portraits) of the Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami’, ca. 1430, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

poet: Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217); made in present-day Afghanistan, Herat; painting: H. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm), W. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm); page: H. 11 in. (27.9 cm), W. 7 3/16 in. (18.3 cm); mat: H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm), W. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm)
http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/455059

Image rights: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal

About Maulana Azhar

About Nizami Ganjavi

Persian, ca. 1141 - 2018, Ganja, Persia, based in Ganja, Persia