Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz (d.1390)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

    Kashmir (Jammu and Kashmir), India
  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 18 x 10.5 cm (7 1/16 x 4 1/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Manuscript; Divan by Hafiz; Persian in black nasta'liq script; 185 folios with 1 double-page frontispiece (fols.1 verso, 2 recto), and 35 paintings; standard page: 2 columns, 15 lines of text.
    Binding: The manuscript is in a lacquer- painted binding. The doublures are of floral work on a black ground.
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Origin

    Kashmir (Jammu and Kashmir), India
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
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