[Mas̲navī].

Record ID: 
160687
Accession number: 
MS M.1105
Title: 
[Mas̲navī].
Created: 
Iran, 1823-1824.
Binding: 
Black Persian goatskin stamped and gilt.
Credit: 
Gift of Lydia L. Redmond in memory of her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. William M. Clearwater, 1996.
Description: 
269 leaves (4 columns, 25 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 292 x 198 mm
Provenance: 
Lydia L. Redmond; gift of Lydia L. Redmond in memory of her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. William M. Clearwater, in 1996.
Notes: 

Ms. moral fables, written and illuminated in Iran (Persia), dated A.H. 1239 (A.D. 1823-1824).
A variety of watermarks on the polished paper: one with a 6-pointed star has PICARDO below, comparable with Heawood 3737-8, ca. 1825, Picardo was Genoese; another with a nude profile woman standing on a ball on one foot, the other lifted up, holding a banner over her head with both hands in the classical tradition; banner reads AM...; the word GRILLO below, GRILLO not found, but the figure approximate to Heawood 1364, dated Amsterdam ca. 1769, 1770.
Decoration: 1 elaborate decorative 1/2-page headpiece on folio 1v, illuminated in liquid gold and colors.

Script: 
nasta'liq
Language: 
Persian and Arabic
Century: 
Classification: