Firāqnāma.

Record ID: 
77350
Accession number: 
MS M.127
Title: 
Firāqnāma.
Created: 
Iran, probably in Shiraz, last quarter of 15th cent.
Binding: 
Originally in fine, tan-morocco binding; replaced in 1981 with a full natural Irish linen binding by Deborah Evetts.
Credit: 
Gift of Dame Florence Caroline Spring Rice, 1925.
Description: 
24 leaves (2 columns, 21 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 235 x 145 mm
Provenance: 
Sir Cecil Spring Rice (1859-1918); acquired by the Pierpont Morgan Library in 1925, possibly the gift of Dame Florence Caroline Spring Rice.
Notes: 

Ms. written and illuminated in Iran, probably in Shiraz, in the last quarter of the 15th century.
The text on the margins (ḥāshiyya) is written diagonally and is laid out in 1 column with 16 lines.
Incipit: Bi-nām-i Khudāʾī kā bā tīra khāk bar āmekht īn jawhar-i jān-i pāk.
Decoration: illuminated title page (gold on a lapis cartouche decorated with large white scrolls and arabesques), gold headings; 1 miniature on fol. 14.

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