Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz (d. 1390)

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Artist: Shaykhzade
Calligrapher: Sultan Muhammad Nur (fl. as early as 1494)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1523-24 (930 A.H.)
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (closed): 30.4 x 19.5 cm (11 15/16 x 7 11/16 in)
Afghanistan, Herat
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
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Afghanistan, divan, illumination, Iran, nasta'liq script, Safavid period (1501 - 1722)

To ?
Claude Anet (1868-1931), Paris. [1]

Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962) acquired in March 21, 1932. [2]

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian. [3]


[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See Hagop Kevorkian’s letter to Mr. Lodge, dated March 25th 1932, in the Accession file, Collections Management Office. Also, see Curatorial Remark 10 in the object record.

[3] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Claude Anet 1868-1931
Hagop Kevorkian 1872-1962

Published References
  • Massumeh Farhad, Serpil Bagci. Falnama: The Book of Omens. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 10, pp. 92-93.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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