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Manuscript; Anthology, assembled text in three sections, a collection of lyrical poems by Qasim Anvar, Amir Khusraw Dehlavi, Asafi, Ahli, Hilali, Shahidi, and Humayun; Persian in black and white nasta'liq script; 28 folios with 3 sarlawh (fols. 1 verso, 9 verso, 23 verso) and 2 colophons (fols. 8 verso, 28 recto), colophons contain the names of scribes: Shah Mahmud of Nishapur (folio 8 verso), Salim al-Katib (folio 28 recto) and a marbled folio with the name of Mir Imad al-Hasani (fol. 22 verso); inscriptions (fols. 9 recto, 22 verso, 28 verso); standard page; texts are surrounded by illuminations, triangular embellishments and rectangular panels in gold-sprinkled or marbled ground.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in leather over paper pasteboards with gold tooling, medallion, and corner-pieces on exterior covers. The doublures are of leather with gold filigree ornamentation on a blue ground.
Folio 8 verso: "written by the hand of the humble sinner Shah Mahmud of Nishapur. May God pardon his sins and faults, in the year nine hundred and thirty [A.D. 1523]."
Folio 9 recto: "no muraqa' exists as valuable as this, among the masters of calligraphy, art and style of our time; (I) the poor and lowly collected it and documented it with great effort. God bless (the one) who tries to preserve it, until treacherous time."
Folio 22 verso: "thirteen pages from outstanding calligraphy of Mir Imad. May God have mercy upon him."
Folio 28 recto: "written by the poor and sinful slave Salim al-Katib.
Folio 28 verso: "six pages are written by Salim al-Katib in white."
- Published References
- Fu Shen, Glenn D. Lowry, Ann Yonemura, Thomas Lawton. From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 46, pp. 130-131.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
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