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

citation

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.

View right to left

Historical period(s)
19th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 18 x 10.5 cm (7 1/16 x 4 1/8 in)
Geography
India, Kashmir (Jammu and Kashmir)
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.486
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Bilqis, divan, Henri Vever collection, India, king, nasta'liq script, Solomon, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942

Description

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.

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. 164, p. 131.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum