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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 selections from 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


Binding

The binding is not original. Later Ottoman binding, possibly twelfth century AH / eighteenth CE; spine and edges of boards covered with leather; main area marbled paper

Bibliography

Richard, Francis. Catalogue des manuscrits persans. (Paris: Bibliothèque nationale, 1989), no. 225. Rieu, Charles. Catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts in the British Museum. (London: British Museum, 1879-83), 2: 643.

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Collation

Catchwords: Written obliquely on versos

Dimensions

15.5 cm wide by 25.0 cm high

Written surface

8.5 cm wide by 16.0 cm high

Layout

Columns: 2 Ruled lines: 15 Framing lines in blue, red, gold, and green

Contents

fols. 2a - 283b: Title: Dīvān-i Jāmī Text note: First leaf missing; main text preceded by a preface composed in 884 AH / 1479 CE (see fol. 5a, line 4, chronosticon); chapter/section headings blank (not supplied) Hand note: Written in black nastaʿlīq script with incidentals in red and blue (only at the beginning of the codex) Decoration note: Double-page illuminated incipit (right side missing); framing lines in blue, red, gold, and green

Decoration

Upper board outside: Title: Binding Form: Binding Label: This is an Ottoman binding that may date to the twelfth century AH / eighteenth CE. It is of the type sometimes referred to as çahârkûşe' cild, from the Persian chahār gūshah (four corners), where the spine and edges of the boards are covered with leather and the main area consists of paper, in this case marbled paper. fol. 2a: Title: Double-page illuminated frontispiece Form: Frontispiece Label: This is the left side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece (right side now missing) with the text written in black, red, and blue nastaʿlīq script. There is gilt interlinear decoration and a frame.

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest

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Shelf mark

Walters Art Museum Ms. W.639

Descriptive Title

Collection of poems (divan)

Text title

Dīvān-i Jāmī Vernacular: Note: Also known as Dīvān-i avval or Fātiḥat al-shabāb; title on both head and tail edges reads: Dīvān-i Ḥaz̤rat-i Mawlānā Jāmī 524

Author

Authority name: Jāmī, 1414-1492 As-written name: Nūr al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad Jāmī Name, in vernacular: Note: Author dates preferred by cataloger: d. 898 AH / 1492 CE

Abstract

This is a tenth-century AH / sixteenth CE Safavid copy of the first collection of poetry, or Dīvān-i avval (also known as Fātiḥat al-shabāb), of Nūr al-Dīn Jāmī (d. 898 AH / 1492 CE), written in 884 AH / 1479 CE. The binding is Ottoman and is attributable to the twelfth century AH / eighteenth CE. It is not contemporary with the manuscript. It is of the type sometimes referred to as çahârkûşe' cild, from the Persian chahār gūshah (four corners), where the spine and edges of the boards are covered with leather and the main area consists of paper, in this case marbled paper.

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 paper

Extent

Foliation: 283+ii

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This document is a digital facsimile of selections from 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 selections fromWalters Ms. W.639, Collection of poems (divan) Title: Dトォvト]-i Jト[トォ

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.639