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Anthology of Persian Poetry
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Anthology of Persian Poetry


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Description This illuminated and illustrated anthology, Walters manuscript W653, was compiled in 1105 AH/AD 1693 in Safavid Iran. The manuscript includes works by such poets as Jami, Azari, Fayzi, Nava'i, and Sa'di. The margins of colored and marbled paper are decorated with stenciled, illuminated, and painted motifs, including an angel, a young man reading a book, a youth pouring wine, and various animals. There are five paintings in the codex (fols. 8b, 16b, 17a, 19b, and 24b). The green leather binding is not original to the codex and probably dates to the 13th century AH/AD 19th.
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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1105 AH/AD 1693 (Safavid)
Medium
ink and pigments on colored and marbled paper with stenciled, painted, and illuminated designs bound between boards covered with green and brown leather; marbled paper pastedowns
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.653
Measurements
Folio H: 7 1/16 x W: 3 15/16 in. (18 x 10 cm)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
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