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Walters Ms. W.654, Anthology of Persian poetry
Anthology of Persian poetry
Vernacular: منتخبات اشعار
This is an anthology in fragmentary form of Persian poetry with such names as Banāʾī, Qudsī, Nīkī, Ḥayratī, Humayūn, Faṣīḥī, Qāyimī, and Kamāl mentioned in the text. It was written in nastaʿlīq script on tinted and marbled paper probably in the twelfth century AH / eighteenth CE. The three 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.
12th century AH / 18th CE
Literary -- Poetry
The primary language in this manuscript is Persian.
Certain leaves tinted for the body of the text; tinted and marbled margins
Catchwords: Written obliquely on versos
14.5 cm wide by 22.5 cm high
7.0 cm wide by 13.0 cm high
- Columns: 2
- Ruled lines: 12
- Verses within a frame, in compartments, written horizontally and obliquely; framing lines in blue, black, green, and brown
- Title: Muntakhabāt-i ashʿār
- Text note: Incomplete at beginning and end; fols. 2 and 3 should be before fol. 1; fol. 4 continues on fol. 1a; missing text between fols. 2b-5a, 6b-7a, 7b-8a, 10b-11a, and 12b-13a.
- Hand note: Written in nastaʿlīq script in black
- Decoration note: Three illustrations; framing lines in blue, black, green, and brown
The binding is not original.
Red leather in dentelle style; supplied later from another codex (boards are larger than the textblock)
Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest
Principal cataloger: Gacek, Adam
Catalogers: Landau, Amy; Smith, Sita
Editor: Bockrath, Diane
Conservators: Jewell, Stephanie; Quandt, Abigail
Contributors: Barrera, Christina; Emery, Doug; Herbert, Lynley; Noel, William; Simpson, Shreve; Tabritha, Ariel; Toth, Michael B.; Valle, Chiara
The Walters Art Museum
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