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Collected Works (Kulliyat)

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Description Walters manuscript W.618 is an illuminated and illustrated Safavid copy of the collected works (Kulliyat) of Sa'di (died 691 AH/AD 1292). It was written by 'Abd Allah ibn Shaykh Murshid al-Katib in the 10th century AH/AD 16th. The manuscript opens with an illuminated medallion (fol. 2a), followed by a double-page illustrated frontispeice (fols. 2b-3a) and a double-page illuminated frontispiece (fols. 3b-4a). The text is illustrated with 7 additional paintings (fols. 18a, 31b, 49b, 70b, 88a, 101a, and 106b). The brown leather binding is incorrectly bound with the flap appearing on the right side instead of the left.
Provenance Private collection, Tehran [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [list of books, by an anonymous owner, which were in his house in Tehran on fol. 1b]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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10th century AH/AD 16th century (Safavid)
ink and pigments on laid paper with gold-sprinkled margins covered with brown leather with gold
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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Folio H: 10 7/16 x W: 6 1/2 in. (26.5 x 16.5 cm)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
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