The death of Dara

The death of Dara

Nizami

1500–1501

Persia

Manuscript

In this beautifully balanced illustration from a fine manuscript of Nizami’s Iskandar-nama, Iskandar (Alexander the Great) comforts the dying Dara (Darius of Persia), who has been treacherously wounded by two of his own officers.

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