Description This illuminated titlepiece from Walters manuscript W.657 is inscribed in white Tawqi'/Riqa' script: Makhzan al-asrar-i Shaykh-i Nizami 'alayhi al-rahmah. Three small triangular pieces at the beginning of the text introduce Matla' al-anwar, the first poem of the Khamsah of Dihlavi. There is one cornerpiece with floral design.
Provenance Mundir [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [seal impression with motton on fol. 280b]; Khwand Mulla Mahdi Sahhaf-i Tabrizi, Tabriz, 1295 AH/AD 1878 [mode of acquisition unknown] [note regarding re-binding and restoration of this volume by the bookbinder on front flyleaf iia]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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