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هذا ديوان سيد الولاية ... عليشير.
Heza Divan-i seyyid il-velayat ... Alişîr.
Alisher Navoiĭ, 1441-1501
i, 227, i leaves : paper, col. ill. ; 224 x 152 (167 x 103) mm. bound to 228 x 153 mm.
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Illuminated copy of Navoiĭ's dīvān, with five miniatures.
Title from title page, fol. 1a.
Physical description: 12 lines per page, in two columns; written in nastaʻliq in black on beige glazed, laid Arabic paper. Catchwords; headings in gold or blue. Text framed in blue and gold; columns separated by gold lines. First two leaves pasted together; last leaf reinforced with a heavy sheet of paper. Some paper repairs and damp staining, mainly marginal; otherwise in good condition.
Decoration: Title page illuminated in gold and blue, with title written in white inside a central blue medallion bordered in gold. Illuminated ʻunwān on fol. 1b with floral pattern in gold, blue, and red. On fol. 1b-2a, text framed in blue, gold, orange and green, and columns separated by a floral pattern set within a gold border. Headers on fol. 2a set within lozenges with blue and gold borders and flanked by colored pendants. In remainder of ms., headers set within a gold box flanked by blue and gold pendants.
Decoration: Contains five miniatures. Pages opposite miniatures contain some verses written on the diagonal, with the triangular spaces to either side filled with a floral pattern.
Incipit: اشرقت من عكس شمس الكأس انوار الهدا * يار عكسين مى دا كورديب حام دين جقتى صدا
Full brown and maroon leather with blind-stamped central mandorla and pendants. Orange-brown leather doublures with leather filigree central mandorla and pendants against a painted background.
Ex libris of Robert Garrett on inner front cover.
Gift; Robert Garrett (Class of 1897), 1942.
Moghadam, M. E. et al. Garrett collection, no. 150
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