Dīvān of Ḥāfiz

Record ID: 
76880
Accession number: 
MS M.35
Title: 
Dīvān of Ḥāfiz
Created: 
Oct. 4, 1828.
Binding: 
Original 19th-century Kashimiri lacquer-painted binding showing a large curved leaf enclosing a bush covered with pink and red flowers on a gold background, placed within a cusped arch and surrounded by several borders.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1900.
Description: 
178 leaves (2 columns, 15 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 182 x 104 mm
Provenance: 
Theodore Irwin, Oswego, New York (catalogue, 1887, p. 183 no. 1129); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Irwin Collection in 1900; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. poems of Ḥāfiẓ; written and illuminated in India, probably Kashmir, and completed 24 Rabīʻ I 1244 (i.e., Oct. 4, 1828).
Scribe: Badr al-Dīn, who has signed and dated the ms. on fol. 178.
Decoration: 2 illuminated title pages; text ruled in blue, gold, and black.

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