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Francisco de Zurbarán (Spanish, 1598–1664). The Battle between Christians and Moors at El Sotillo, ca. 1637–39. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Kretschmar Fund, 1920 (20.104) | n 1370 the Spanish forces were saved from a night ambush when a miraculous light revealed the hidden Moorish troops. #horses
Nizami (Ilyas Abu Muhammad Nizam al-Din of Ganja) (probably 1141–1217)."Laila and Majnun in School", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami, A.H. 931/A.D. 1524–25. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913 (18.104.22.168) | One of the best-known stories of Nizami’s Khamsa is that of Laila and Majnun, a tale akin to that of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. This folio illustrates their meeting at the school where they fall in love at first sight.