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Anthology of Persian Poetry
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Anthology of Persian Poetry

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Description Walters manuscript W.654 is an anthology in fragmentary form of Persian poetry with such names as Bana'i, Qudsi, Niki, Hayrati, Humayun, Fasihi, Qayimi, and Kamal mentioned in the text. It was written in Nasta'liq script on tinted and marbled paper probably in the 12th century AH/AD 18th. The 3 illustrations are in an archaizing early Safavid style and may have been painted in Iran or India. The binding is not original to the manuscript.
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
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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12th century AH/AD 18th century
ink and pigments on paper covered with red leather
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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Folio H: 8 7/8 x W: 5 11/16 in. (22.5 x 14.5 cm)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
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