[Persian manuscript].

Record ID: 
182936
Accession number: 
MS W.56
Title: 
[Persian manuscript].
Created: 
[Iran], 1823.
Binding: 
Leather covers with gold leaf onlay and tooling, rebacked, red leather doublures with stamped, gold onlay. In green cloth wrapper, fitted in cloth and paper case.
Credit: 
Bequest of Julia Parker Wightman, 1994.
Description: 
101 leaves (2 columns, 11 lines), bound : marbled, polished paper, ill. ; 248 x 152 mm.
Provenance: 
Zorawer Singk (owner's stamp on fol. 91); Walter Schatzki, New York; purchased by Julia Parker Wightman from Schatzki in 1954; JPW 2009; Julia Parker Wightman bequest in 1994.
Notes: 

Ms. persian manuscript, poetry (?); written and illuminated in Iran in 1823.
According to Anne Contedini (on April 11, 2001), date (on fol. 12r) is 1239 = 1823.
Decoration: 1 illuminated headpiece (fol. 12v); 8 illuminated pages with gold leaf grounds, decorated with floral motifs and interspersed with birds and animals (fols 11v-12, 12v-13, 90v-91, 91v-92); and 2 pages with a frieze of 3 drawings of animals, in gold (fos. 9v and 93r). Each page (fol. 9v-93r) consists of a central text block bordered by marbled paper patterns, a different configuration on each page. Titles written in orange-red on gold panels with floral decoration.

Script: 
nasta'līq
Language: 
Persian
Century: 
Classification: