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W.651, Poems (tarji'band)


This is an illuminated and illustrated manuscript of a small collection of short love poems of the type called tarjī`band by Nūr al-Dīn ‘Abd al-Raḥmān Jāmī (d. 898 AH / 1492 CE). It was copied in black nasta‘līq script by the calligrapher Muḥammad Zamān al-Tabrīzī in 998 AH / 1589-90 CE in Safavid Iran. The text is written on orange-tinted paper, and the bluish-green borders are illuminated throughout. The manuscript opens with an incipit page with illuminated headpiece (fol. 1b), and there are two illustrations (fols. 3a and 6a). The Qajar lacquer binding is decorated with floral motifs and is inscribed with verses attributed to Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib. An ownership statement is present, and dated 1311 AH / 1893-4 CE, stating that this precious book was bought for his son, Maḥmūd Askānī, from a woman for 10 ashrafis (gold dinars) (fol. 6b).

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    1. Upper board outside

      W.651, Upper board outside
    2. Upper board inside

      W.651, Upper board inside
    3. Front flyleaf ia

      W.651, Front flyleaf ia
    4. Front flyleaf ib

      W.651, Front flyleaf ib
    5. Front flyleaf iia

      W.651, Front flyleaf iia
    6. Front flyleaf iib

      W.651, Front flyleaf iib
    7. fol. 1a

      W.651, fol. 1a
    8. fol. 1b

      W.651, fol. 1b
    9. fol. 2a

      W.651, fol. 2a
    10. fol. 2b

      W.651, fol. 2b
    11. fol. 3a

      W.651, fol. 3a
    12. fol. 3b

      W.651, fol. 3b
    13. fol. 4a

      W.651, fol. 4a
    14. fol. 4b

      W.651, fol. 4b
    15. fol. 5a

      W.651, fol. 5a
    16. fol. 5b

      W.651, fol. 5b
    17. fol. 6a

      W.651, fol. 6a
    18. fol. 6b

      W.651, fol. 6b
    19. Back flyleaf ia

      W.651, Back flyleaf ia
    20. Back flyleaf ib

      W.651, Back flyleaf ib
    21. Back flyleaf iia

      W.651, Back flyleaf iia
    22. Back flleaf iib

      W.651, Back flleaf iib
    23. Lower board inside

      W.651, Lower board inside
    24. Lower board outside

      W.651, Lower board outside
    25. Spine

      W.651, Spine
    26. Fore-edge

      W.651, Fore-edge
    27. Head

      W.651, Head
    28. Tail

      W.651, Tail

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