[Illuminated leaf from the Mūnis al-aḥrār].

Uniform title
Manuscript, Book
Iṣfahān, [1341]
1 leaf : paper, col. ill. ; 229 x 172 (198 x 128) mm.


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Summary note
Leaf from chapter 29 of the Mūnis al-aḥrār, a collection of poetry. Each verse alternates with a corresponding illustration as follows: battle gear; weapons; fruit trees; four types of doves; peacock, parrot, and nightingale; and jewelry.
  • Ms. leaf.
  • Physical description: Written in large thuluth and medium naskh in gold, blue, black, and red. Each line of verse alternates with an illustration. The leaf is damaged along the bottom; it was cut out of its original frame and glued onto another page of a different text that now forms its margins.
  • Origin: This page is from chapter 29 of a ms. which is now scattered. The ms. is dated Ramaḍān 741 H [February-March 1341] and was copied and illustrated in Isfahan according to its colophon (Swietochowski and Carboni, p. 25).
Language note
Source acquisition
Gift; Robert Garrett (Class of 1897), 1942.
  • Moghadam, M. E. et al. Garrett collection, no. 198
  • Swietochowski and Carboni. Illustrated poetry and epic images, 35-36
Other format(s)
  • Images of the leaf as well as transcription and translation of the text published in Swietochowski and Carboni, Illustrated poetry and epic images, p. 35-36.
  • Also available in an electronic version.
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