Description This incipit from Walters manuscript W.634 has an illuminated headpiece inscribed in white ink: fa-Llah khayr hafizan or "God is the best protector" (Surat Yusuf, 12:64). The headpiece exemplifies the Safavid style of illumination. On this page and the facing page (fol. 8a) there is gold interlinear illumination with polychrome floral motifs. The headpiece introduces the initial verses of the Divan.
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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