ديوان حافظ

Dīvān-i Ḥāfiẓ.

Author
Uniform title
Format
  • Manuscript, Book
Language
Persian
Published/​Created
[1520]
Description
134 leaves : paper, ill. ; 246 x 157 (170 x 95) mm.

Details

Subject(s)
Manuscripts, PersianNew JerseyPrinceton [Browse]
Form/​Genre
  • Illuminated manuscripts—Islamic empire—16th century
  • Illuminated manuscripts—Iran—16th century
  • Miniatures (Illuminations)—Iran—16th century
  • Illuminations (visual works)—Iran—16th century
  • Lacquered bindings—Iran—16th century
  • Manuscripts, Persian—16th century
Summary note
Illuminated copy of the Dīwān of Ḥāfiẓ.
Notes
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
  • Physical description: 3 columns to the page, with 15 lines per column (outer column written diagonally with 10 lines to the column). Written in nastaʻlīq. Entries in gold and blue.
  • Decoration: Six full-page miniatures on fol. 1b, 2a, 67b, 107a, 132b, 133a. The manuscript opens and ends with two full-page miniatures (fol.1b-2a and 132b-133a), with floral decor in gold on the margin. Miniatures are also found on fol. 67b (dated 926 or 936 H.) and on fol. 107a.
  • Decoration: Illuminations in gold and colors and margins decorated with flowers and animals executed in gold on fol. 2b, 3a, 68a, 107a, 132b and 133a.
  • Decoration: The two first pages of the text (fol. 2b-3a) are magnificently illuminated, in blue, gold, and colors, with a decor of flowers, trees, and animals in gold on the margin. Similar decoration on the last two pages of the text (fol. 131b-132a).
  • Origin: According to colophon, copy completed in Jumād[á] al-Thānī 926 [1520] (or 936? [1530], fol. 132a). Miniature 2 (fol. 2a) bears the same date.
  • Incipit: الا يا ايها الساقى ادر كاسا ونولها
Binding note
Lacquered binding, with central panel consisting of a floral arabesque with birds and animal heads developing around a central eight pointed star. Orange leather doublure elaborately tooled in gilt.
Provenance
Acquired from ʻAlī Qulī Khān (Ali-Kuli-Khan), 1925 (see inscription on fol. (i)a).
Source acquisition
Gift ; Robert Garrett, Class of 1897 ; 1942.
References
Moghadam, M. et al. Garrett coll., 15
Other format(s)
Microfilm negative available for reproduction.
OCLC
255964873
Other views
Staff view

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