16th century manuscript from India featured in exhibit at the Met

"Pearls of the Parrot of India: The Emperor Akbar's Illustrated Khamsa, 1597–98" will be on display at the Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries for the Arts of South and Southeast Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 12.

The exhibit features all 29 of the surviving full-page illustrations from one of the "most sumptuous manuscripts of the early Mughal period in India," an edition of the Khamsa (quintet of tales) by poet Amir Khusrau Dihlavi.