Keywords: Central Asia

235 objects
S1986.213

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Amir Khusraw Dihlavi; verso: Amir Khusraw presents a book of poetry to Ala’uddin Khalji; recto: text

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Khamsa (Quintet) by Amir Khusraw Dihlavi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text, four columns, nineteen lines; verso: Amir Khusraw presents a book of poetry to Ala’uddin Khalji. Border: The text and the painting are set in gold, green, and red rulings on gold-sprinkled paper.

S1986.203

Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Awhadi (d. 1338); verso: An encampment; recto: blank page with inscription

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Divan of Awhad al-Din Awhadi Kirmani; flyleaf inscription in Persian, black nasta’liq script; recto: blank page connected to flyleaf, obliterated seal, the name Riza written in hand; verso: right hand-half of a double-page frontispiece with no facing folio, An encampment. Border: The painting is set in gold, …

S1986.131

Folio from a Majma’ al-tawarikh (Compendium of history) by Hafiz-i Abru (d.1430); verso: Jamshid enthroned; recto: text

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Majma’ al-tawarikh (Compendium of history) by Hafiz-i Abru; text: Persian in black and red naskh script, recto: text, one column, thirty-three lines of text; verso: illustration and text: Jamshid enthroned, one column, twenty lines; one of a group of two folios. Border: The text is set in …

S1986.46

Tuhfat al-ahrar (Gift of the free) by Jami (d. 1492)

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Manuscript; Tuhfat al-ahrar (Gift of the free) by Jami; Persian in black nasta’liq script; headings in gold and red; 78 folios with a signed double-page frontispiece (folio 1 verso, 2 recto), one sarlawh (folio 2 verso), and a dated colophon, inscriptions and seals (folio 78 verso); standard page: two columns, 13 lines of text. Binding: …

S1986.40

Tuhfat al-ahrar (Gift of the free) by Jami (d. 1492)

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Manuscript; Tuhfat al-ahrar (Gift of the free) by Jami; Persian in black, gold and white nasta’liq script; 59 folios with a sarlawh (folio2 verso), three paintings (fols.1 recto,2 verso, 25 recto), dated colophon (folio 59 recto); seals (fols.1 recto and 59 recto); inscriptions (folio1 recto); standard page: 2 columns, 14 lines of text. Binding: The …

S1986.35

Mathnavi-ye ma’navi (Rhyming couplets of profound spriritual meaning) by Rumi (d.1273)

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Manuscript; The fifth daftar (book) of Mathnavi by Rumi; Persian in black and red nasta’liq script; 44 folios with 1double-page frontispiece (fols. 1 verso- 2 recto) and 1 sarlawh (folio 2 verso), a dated colophon (folio 44 recto); inscriptions (fols. flyleaf, 1 recto, fol. 44 recto/ verso); seals (fols1 recto, and 44 recto/verso); standard page: …

F1944.48

Anthology with works by Jalal ad-Din Rumi (d.1273), Nizami (d. 1209), Sa’di (d.1292) and Sana’i (d. 1131 or 1140)

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Manuscript; Anthology of four texts: Mathnawi by Rumi, Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami, Bustan (the Orchard) by Sa’di, and Hadiqat al-haqiqat (Garden of truth) by Sana’i; Persian in black minute nasta’liq script; headings in gold and red; 69 folios, 1 flyleaf with inscriptions and seals, 1 shamsa (fol. 3 recto), 4 sarlawh (fols.3 verso, 29 verso, …