[Persian manuscript].

Record ID: 
182975
Accession number: 
MS W.58
Title: 
[Persian manuscript].
Created: 
1785.
Credit: 
Bequest; Julia Parker Wightman; 1994.
Description: 
197 leaves (1 column, 8 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 290 x 182 mm.
Provenance: 
Owner's stamp on fol. 197; purchased by Julia Parker Wightman in 1941; no JPW number; Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994.
Notes: 

Ms. persian manuscript, poetry (?); written and illuminated in Iran in 1785.
Colophon on fol. 197 gives the date 1032 H = 1785; an inserted note in manuscript gives the calculations.
Decoration: 1 large miniature (fol. 154, depicting lovers embracing within a tent, 2 figures conversing in an adjoining tent, set into a landscape beside a running brook); 1 illuminated double-page opening (fols. 1v-2) with an illuminated headpiece, an illuminated panel, and 2 3-sided illuminated borders with floral designs in gold and colors.
Binding: 19th-century Persian lacquer painting over pasteboards with floral border on black ground; central panels have delicate floral patterns in gold on red ground; large center scalloped medallions each have flower and leaf clusters and an upside-down bird, small scalloped medallions above and below have only flowers and leaves, all on black ground; black lacquer painted doublures, delicate gold motifs on black ground. In simulated wood slipcase.

Script: 
nasta'liq.
Language: 
In Persian;
Century: 
Classification: