Camphor in Medieval Persian Poetry

Camphor in Persian

The Treasury of Mysteries

Fig. 1 — The location of Ganja, in what is now Azerbaijan. This is where Niẓāmī lived and worked.

Two Manuscripts

Fig. 2 — An illustration from a 1501 copy of Niẓāmī’s “Khamsa” (‘quintet’) — specifically from “Khosrow and Shirin”. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Elliott 192, f.60a.
Fig. 3 — Another manuscript of Niẓāmī’s “Khamsa”, this time from Mughal India, dated 1593–1595. The illustrations are extraordinary (and most are signed by justly renowned Mughal artists). London, British Library, Or 12208, f.13v.

A Couplet on Camphor

Fig. 4 — The couplet in a manuscript of Nizami’s “Khamsa”, dated 1501. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Elliott 192, f.18a.
Fig. 5 — The same pair of lines in the Mughal manuscript. London, British Library, Or 12208, f.16v. 1593–1595.

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Posting about ancient and medieval Indonesia, up to ~1500 CE. Mainly into 14th & 15th century stuff, but earlier is fine too.

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