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Manuscript; Kulliyat (Complete works) by Sa'di; text: Persian in black, red and blue nasta'liq script; 358 folios with a double-page frontispiece (fols. 2verso, 3recto), 15 sarlawhs (fols. 3, 12, 33, 77, 233, 246, 251, 269, 274, 280, 296, 323, 327, 339, 342 verso), 2 shamsa (fols. 1verso, 2recto), and 19 paintings (fols. 43verso-44recto, 54verso, 64verso, 82recto, 111verso-112recto, 133verso, 136verso-137recto, 155recto, 170verso, 200verso-201recto, 210verso, 222verso-213recto, 270recto, 272verso); 1 dated colophon (folio 358 recto); seal (folio 2 recto); inscription (folio 358 recto); standard page: 2 columns, 12 lines of text, marginal column in Persian with a few lines of Arabic in nasta'liq script, and marginal triangular illuminations.
Binding: The manuscript is in a lacquer-painted binding with floral designs. The inner, upper and lower covers have a brown lacquer ground with a single stemmed narcissi.
Fol. 358 recto: "the divan of the shaykh of shaykhs of Islam, the most learned of poets, the most perfect of scholars, the shaykh of mystics, Muslih al-Din Sa'di was completed, on the 26th of the holy Ramadan in the year [A.H.] 995 [A.D. August 30, 1587]."
Seals: fol. 2 recto (oval)...Muhammad [A.H.] 1153 [A.D. 1740-41], fol. 187 verso (oval) [illegible]."
- Published References
- Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 282, pp. 246-248.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
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