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Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.606 contains 1 of 6 colophons in Arabic with the name of the scribe. The colophons are dated to show that the various poems of the Khamsah were not executed consecutively; dates as follows: 29 Dhu al-Hijjah 923 AH (fol. 32a); 7 Rabi' I 924 AH (fol. 113a); Safar 924 AH (fol. 169a); 6 Dhu al-Hijjah 923 AH (fol. 234a); 19 Muharram 924 AH (fol. 320a); 5 Muharram 924 AH (fol. 368a).
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transliteration] qad faragha min tahrīr hadhā al-kitāb al-mawsūm bi-Iqbāl nānah /1/ Iskandarī min musannafāt afdal al-shu'arā wa- /2/ afsah al-bulaghā wa-akmal al-hukamā Shaykh Nizāmī /3/ 'alá yad al-'abd al-faqīr Muhammad al-mashhūr /4/ bi-Mūsá al-Mudhahhib fī 5 /5/ Muharram sanat 924 /6/ m (= tamma) /7/
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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923-924 AH/AD 1517-1518
ink and pigments on laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 11 5/8 x W: 6 11/16 in. (29.5 x 17 cm)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
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