Iran, possibly Iṣfahan mid-17th century
19th-century black leather binding has concentric frames of continuous rinceaux and fillets painted in gold; the red doublures have fillets only.
Gift of Dame Florence Caroline Spring Rice, 1925.
229 leaves (2 columns, 14 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 173 x 105 mm
Sir Cecil Spring Rice (1859-1918); acquired by the Pierpont Morgan Library in 1925, possibly the gift of Dame Florence Caroline Spring Rice.
Ms. written and illuminated in Iran, possibly in Iṣfahan, mid 17th century.
Decoration: text decorated with illumination; rulings in blue, black, gold, and red; 3 miniatures.
nasta'liq and naskh