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The Walters Art Museum 600 N. Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201 http://www.thewalters.org/

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode Published 2009


NOTE: The pages in this book are ordered from right to left. This means that to view the pages in order, you should go the last page of the document and read what would be from “back-to-front� for a Western manuscript.

This document is a digital facsimile of a manuscript belonging to the Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States. It is one of a number of manuscripts that have been digitized as part of a project generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by an anonymous donor to the Walters Art Museum. More details about the manuscripts at the Walters can be found by visiting The Walters Art Museum's website www.thewalters.org. For further information about this book, and online resources for Walters manuscripts, please contact us through the Walters Website by email, and ask for your message to be directed to the Department of Manuscripts.


The Walters Art Museum 600 N. Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201 http://www.thewalters.org/

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode Published 2009


fol. 99a: Title: Princely figure on horseback with a falcon Form: Illustration fol. 124b: Title: Battle scene Form: Illustration fol. 147b: Title: Hunting scene Form: Illustration Provenance

Seal impression: Muḥammad Ḥabīb (fol. 2b); invocation: yā kabīkaj (fol. 1a)

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest

Binding

The binding is not original. Probably late eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE or twelfth century AH / eighteenth CE; red leather with central panels on the boards and flap filled with gold-brocaded Safavid silk

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Dimensions

11.0 cm wide by 20.0 cm high

Written surface

5.5 cm wide by 13.0 cm high

Layout

Columns: 2 Ruled lines: 14 Framing lines in gold, black, and blue

Contents

fols. 1b - 179a: Title: Dīvān-i Ḥāfiẓ Incipit: Hand note: Written in nastaʿlīq script in black with gold and blue headings Decoration note: Five illustrations (fols. 50b, 76b, 99a, 124b, and 147b); double-page illustrated frontispiece (fols. 1b-2a); illuminated incipit with headpiece (fol. 2b)

Decoration

fol. 1b: Title: Double-page illustrated frontispiece depicting a hunting scene Form: Illustration; frontispiece fol. 2a: Title: Double-page illustrated frontispiece depicting a hunting scene Form: Illustration; frontispiece fol. 2b: Title: Incipit page with illuminated headpiece Form: Incipit; headpiece fol. 50b: Title: Reception with poet Form: Illustration fol. 76b: Title: Gathering with the recitation of poetry, music, and wine Form: Illustration

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Shelf mark

Walters Art Museum Ms. W.632

Descriptive Title

Collection of poems (divan)

Text title

Dīvān-i Ḥāfiẓ Vernacular:

Author

Authority name: Ḥāfiẓ, 14th cent. As-written name: Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfiz al-Shīrāzī Name, in vernacular: Note: Author dates preferred by cataloger: fl. 8th century AH / 14th CE

Abstract

This illuminated and illustrated Safavid copy of the Collection of poems (dīvān) by Ḥāfiẓ (fl. eighth century AH / fourteenth CE) dates to the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE. The manuscript begins with a double-page illustrated frontispiece depicting a hunt, which is followed by an illuminated incipit page. The text is written in black nastaʿlīq script with gold and blue headings. There are five additional illustrations (fols. 50b, 76b, 99a, 124b, and 147b). The binding, which is not original to the codex, is covered with a gold-brocaded Safavid textile that dates to the eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE or twelfth century AH / eighteenth CE.

Date

10th century AH / 16th CE

Origin

Iran

Form

Book

Genre

Literary -- Poetry

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Persian.

Support material

Paper Laid Persian paper

Extent

Foliation: ii+ 179+ i

Collation

Catchwords: Written obliquely on versos

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This document is a digital facsimile of a manuscript belonging to the Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States. It is one of a number of manuscripts that have been digitized as part of a project generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by an anonymous donor to the Walters Art Museum. More details about the manuscripts at the Walters can be found by visiting The Walters Art Museum's website www.thewalters.org. For further information about this book, and online resources for Walters manuscripts, please contact us through the Walters Website by email, and ask for your message to be directed to the Department of Manuscripts.


A digital facsimile of Walters Ms. W.632, Collection of poems (divan) Title: Dīvān-i Ḥāfiẓ

Published by: The Walters Art Museum 600 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201 http://www.thewalters.org/

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode Published 2011


Collection of poems (Divan), Walters Art Museum MS. W.632