6 October 2009
KHWAJA SHAMS AL-DIN HAFIZ SHIRAZI (1320-90 AD): DIWAN
SIGNED HUSAYN AL-HAFIZ AL-SHIRAZI, SAFAVID IRAN, DATED AH 964/1556-57 AD
Poetry, Persian manuscript on paper, 183ff., each folio with 12ll. of black nasta'liq divided in two columns with double intercolumnar division, the last two folios with text written on the diagonal within panels, titles in blue and gold, within gold and polychrome borders, catchwords, the opening bifolio with illuminated headpiece and text within clouds on gold illuminated ground, colophon signed and dated, with three miniatures, in black stamped morocco, one cover almost separate
Text panel 5 1/8 x 2¾in. (12.9 x 6.8cm.); folio 8 5/8 x 5½in. (21.9 x 14cm.)
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