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W.613, Five poems (quintet)


This is a fragment of one of the most important illustrated manuscripts produced for the Mughal emperor Akbar: a copy of the Khamsah (quintet) of Niẓāmī Ganjavī (d. 605 AH / 1209 CE) copied by the royal scribe ʿAbd al-Raḥīm ʿAmbarīn Qalam in the fortieth year of Akbar's reign (1004 AH / 1595 CE). It was most likely executed in Lahore. The larger portion of the manuscript, preserved with the colophon, date, and scribe’s name, is housed in the British Library (Or. MS 12208). The Walters fragment contains parts of Khusraw va Shīrīn and Iskandarnāmah, with five illustrations. The illustrations bear ascriptions to court artists as well as running numbers from 1 to 44. The Walters folios are inscribed with the following names: Sānvlah, Nānhā, Shīvdās, Dharm Dās, and Bīm Gujarātī.

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    1. Upper board outside

      W.613, Upper board outside
    2. Upper board inside

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    3. Front flyleaf ia

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    4. Front flyleaf ib

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    5. Stub a

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    6. Stub b

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    7. Front flyleaf iia

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    8. Front flyleaf iib

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    9. Front flyleaf iiia

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    10. Front flyleaf iiib

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    11. Front flyleaf iva

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    12. Front flyleaf ivb

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    13. Front flyleaf va

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    14. Front flyleaf vb

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    15. Front flyleaf via

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    16. Front flyleaf vib

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    17. Front flyleaf viia

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    18. Front flyleaf viib

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    19. fol. 1a

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    20. fol. 1b

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    21. fol. 2a

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    22. fol. 2b

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    23. fol. 3a

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    24. fol. 3b

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    25. fol. 4a

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    26. fol. 4b

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    27. fol. 5a

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    28. fol. 5b

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    29. fol. 6a

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    30. fol. 6b

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    31. fol. 7a

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    32. fol. 7b

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    33. fol. 8a

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    34. fol. 8b

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    35. fol. 9a

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    36. fol. 9b

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    37. fol. 10a

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    38. fol. 10b

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    39. fol. 11a

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    40. fol. 11b

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    41. fol. 12a

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    42. fol. 12b

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    43. fol. 13a

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    44. fol. 13b

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    45. fol. 14a

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    46. fol. 14b

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    47. fol. 15a

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    48. fol. 15b

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    49. fol. 16a

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    50. fol. 16b

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    51. fol. 17a

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    52. fol. 17b

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    53. fol. 18a

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    54. fol. 18b

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    55. fol. 19a

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    56. fol. 19b

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    57. fol. 20a

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    58. fol. 20b

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    59. fol. 21a

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    60. fol. 21b

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    61. fol. 22a

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    62. fol. 22b

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    63. fol. 23a

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    64. fol. 23b

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    65. fol. 24a

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    66. fol. 24b

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    67. fol. 25a

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    68. fol. 25b

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    69. fol. 26a

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    70. fol. 26b

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    71. fol. 27a

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    72. fol. 27b

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    73. fol. 28a

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    75. fol. 29a

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    77. fol. 30a

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    79. fol. 31a

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    80. fol. 31b

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    81. fol. 32a

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    82. fol. 32b

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    83. fol. 33a

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    84. fol. 33b

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    85. fol. 34a

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    86. fol. 34b

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    87. fol. 35a

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    88. fol. 35b

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    89. fol. 36a

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    90. fol. 36b

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    91. fol. 37a

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    92. fol. 37b

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    93. fol. 38a

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    95. fol. 39a

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    96. fol. 39b

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    97. Back flyleaf ia

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    98. Back flyleaf ib

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    99. Back flyleaf iia

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    100. Back flyleaf iib

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    101. Back flyleaf iiia

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    102. Back flyleaf iiib

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    103. Back flyleaf iva

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    104. Back flyleaf ivb

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    105. Back flyleaf va

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    106. Back flyleaf vb

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    107. Back flyleaf via

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    108. Back flyleaf vib

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    109. Back flyleaf viia

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    110. Back flyleaf viib

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    111. Lower board inside

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    112. Lower board outside

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    113. Spine

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    114. Fore-edge

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    115. Head

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    116. Tail

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