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Collection of Poems (divan)
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Collection of Poems (divan)


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Description Walters manuscript W.629 is an illuminated and illustrated copy of the collection of poems (divan) by Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafiz al-Shirazi (flourished 8th century AH/AD 14th). The text was written in Nasta'liq script in black ink on buff and rose-tinted laid paper in Shawwal 958 AH/AD 1552. The codex contains 4 illustrations (fols. 41a, 95b, 147a, and 179b). The dark brown goatskin binding with central medallion and pendants panel-stamped in relief is original to the manuscript.
Provenance Mustafá Pasha Vali-i Iskandariyah, prior to 1231 [mode of acquisition unknown] [dated 1231, see fol. 1a]; Hasan Haqqi, 1285 [mode of acquisition unknown] [see fol. 1a]; Hasan Haqqi Vali-i Salanik, 1303 [mode of acquisition unknown] [see fol. 1a]; 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
958 AH/AD 1552 (Safavid)
Medium
ink and pigments on buff and rose-tinted laid paper covered with dark brown goatskin
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.629
Measurements
Folio H: 8 1/16 x W: 4 3/4 in. (20.5 x 12 cm)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
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