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mss-0719-fol-01b-2a
mss-0719-fol-01b-2a

A Divan of Hafiz, with illustrated double frontispiece and illuminated borders

MSS 719

Iran, Khurasan

mid-Sha‘ban 975 (mid-February 1568)

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A Divan of Hafiz, with illustrated double frontispiece and illuminated borders

MSS 719

Iran, Khurasan

mid-Sha‘ban 975 (mid-February 1568)

illuminated opening spread, headings, poem dividers and intercolumnar panels; variously coloured margins richly decorated in colours and gold throughout; modern binding

copied by Muhammad Husayn al-Husayni

218 folios, 33.5 x 20.5 cm

2 illustrations: folio 1b The right-hand page of the double-page frontispiece, showing a lady with two companions paiting attributable to Muhammadi 19 x 11.2 cm folio 2a The left-hand page of the frontispiece showing a richly dressed youth playing a stringed instrument (tar) signed by ‘Abdallah al-mudhahhib al-Shirazi 16.3 x 7.8 cm