Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz (d. 1390); verso: frontispiece; recto: inscription and seals

Artist: Shaykhzade
Calligrapher: Sultan Muhammad Nur (fl. as early as 1494)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1523-24 (930 A.H.)
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H x W: 29.9 x 18.8 cm (11 3/4 x 7 3/8 in)
Afghanistan, Herat
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Manuscript folio

Afghanistan, illumination, nasta'liq script, Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Benjamin Rowland, Laurence Sickman, H. G. Henderson, Robert Treat Paine, Richard Ettinghausen, Eric Schroeder. The University Prints. Oriental Art Series O 4 vols. Newton, Massachusetts, 1938-1941. Section 4: Iranian and Islamic Art, pl. 572.
  • Massumeh Farhad, Serpil Bagci. Falnama: The Book of Omens. Exh. cat. Washington. .
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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