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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