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Abstract

This is an anthology in fragmentary form of Persian poetry with such names as Banāʾī, Qudsī, Nīkī, Ḥayratī, Humayūn, Faṣīḥī, Qāyimī, and Kamāl mentioned in the text. It was written in nastaʿlīq script on tinted and marbled paper probably in the twelfth century AH / eighteenth CE. The three illustrations are in an archaizing early Safavid style and may have been painted in Iran or India. The binding is not original to the manuscript.

Text Note

Incomplete at beginning and end; fols. 2 and 3 should be before fol. 1; fol. 4 continues on fol. 1a; missing text between fols. 2b-5a, 6b-7a, 7b-8a, 10b-11a, and 12b-13a.

Hand note

Written in nastaʿlīq script in black

Decoration Note

Three illustrations; framing lines in blue, black, green, and brown

Contributors

Principal cataloger: Gacek, Adam

Cataloger: Landau, Amy

Cataloger: Smith, Sita

Editor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Barrera, Christina

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Herbert, Lynley

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Simpson, Shreve

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Contributor: Valle, Chiara

Conservator: Jewell, Stephanie

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Upper board outside

Lower board outside

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Fore-edge

Head

Tail

Keywords
Illustration
Iran
Islamic
Persian
Literature -- Poetry

Origin Place

Iran

Date

12th century AH / 18th CE

Form

book

Binding

Non-original Binding

Binding Description

Red leather in dentelle style; supplied later from another codex (boards are larger than the textblock)

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Persian.

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest

<< return to search Anthology of Persian poetry W.654

Origin Place

Iran

Date

12th century AH / 18th CE

Form

book

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Persian.

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

This is an anthology in fragmentary form of Persian poetry with such names as Banāʾī, Qudsī, Nīkī, Ḥayratī, Humayūn, Faṣīḥī, Qāyimī, and Kamāl mentioned in the text. It was written in nastaʿlīq script on tinted and marbled paper probably in the twelfth century AH / eighteenth CE. The three illustrations are in an archaizing early Safavid style and may have been painted in Iran or India. The binding is not original to the manuscript.

Text Note

Incomplete at beginning and end; fols. 2 and 3 should be before fol. 1; fol. 4 continues on fol. 1a; missing text between fols. 2b-5a, 6b-7a, 7b-8a, 10b-11a, and 12b-13a.

Hand note

Written in nastaʿlīq script in black

Decoration Note

Three illustrations; framing lines in blue, black, green, and brown

References

Contributors

Principal cataloger: Gacek, Adam

Cataloger: Landau, Amy

Cataloger: Smith, Sita

Editor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Barrera, Christina

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Herbert, Lynley

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Simpson, Shreve

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Contributor: Valle, Chiara

Conservator: Jewell, Stephanie

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bindings & Oddities

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Upper board outside

Lower board outside

Spine

Fore-edge

Head

Tail

Keywords
Illustration
Iran
Islamic
Persian
Literature -- Poetry
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