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Anthology of Persian Poetry
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Anthology of Persian Poetry

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Description Walters manuscript W.655 is an illustrated collection of Persian poetry by such famous poets as Hafiz, Sa'di, Jami, and Safa. It was executed in Qajar Iran in an oblong format in the 13th century AH/AD 19th. The text, which is incomplete at the beginning and at the end, is written in ploychrome Shikastah script. Fifteen paintings illustrate the text. The goatskin binding is original to 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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early 13th century AH/AD 19th century (Qajar)
ink and pigments on laid paper covered with limp goatskin with painted cloth
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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Folio H: 5 1/8 x W: 2 3/4 in. (13 x 7 cm)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
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