Keywords: Henri Vever collection

523 objects

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

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.


Jushan attacks Badrchir, from a Darabnama by Muhammad Beghami

Manuscript; Darabnama (Kitab-i-Shahzada Ashk Khusrawan B. Malik Bahman B. Firuz Shah); Persian in black naskhi script; 286 folios with 1 sarlawh (folio 1 verso), 83 paintings, 1 dated colophon (folio 286 recto), 1 illegible seal (folio 286 recto) and birth statements (folio 286 verso); inscription (folio 286 recto); standard page: 1 columns, 28 lines of …


Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); Bahram Gur and the Princess in the Sandalwood Pavilion

Manuscript; Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; headings in red and blue; 269 folios with 4 sarlawhs (1 verso, 39 verso,105 verso, 192 verso) and 13 paintings; inscriptions (fols. 104 verso, 269 verso); standard page: 2 columns, 17 lines and 1 marginal column with 32 lines. Binding: The manuscript is in …