Divan (collected poems) by Khatai (Shah Isma'il) (d. 1524)

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  • Period

  • Geography

    Tabriz, Iran
  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 21.8 x 14 cm (8 9/16 x 5 1/2 in)
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  • Description

    Manuscript; Divan-i Khata'i (Collected poems) by Shah Isma'il I (r. 1501-1524); Turkish in black nasta'liq script; illuminated headings in white; 50 folios with 3 paintings (2recto, 23verso, 24recto); standard page: 2 columns, 12 lines of text.
    Binding: The manuscript was originally bound in brown leather over paper pasteboards with gilt block-stamped designs on the exterior covers and doublures of marbled paper, the binding has been removed, the manuscript is now bound in brown leather over paper pasteboards stamped with the name of Vever with doublures of paper. The upper and lower covers both have a border of multiple fillets.
  • Origin

    Tabriz, Iran
  • Credit Line

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