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Collection of Poems (Divan)
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Collection of Poems (Divan)


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Description Walters manuscript W.637 is an illustrated and illuminated copy of the collection of poems (divan) by Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafiz al-Shirazi (active 8th century AH/AD 14th), produced in India, possibly Kashmir, in the 13th century AH/AD 19th. It opens with an illuminated headpiece with the doxological formula (basmalah) (fol. 1b); there are 20 illustrations. The lacquer binding with central floral design is contemporary with the manuscript.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
13th century AH/AD 19th century (Fatimid)
Medium
ink and pigments on laid paper covered with lacquer with gold
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.637
Measurements
Folio H: 5 5/16 x W: 3 1/8 in. (13.5 x 8 cm)
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