Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Collection of poems (masnavi), Walters Art Museum Ms. W.625, fol. 256b

Floral and foliate decoration in gold. Leaf from an elegantly calligraphed and illuminated copy of the collection of poems, known as Mas̱navī-i maʿnavī, by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (d.672 AH / 1273 CE). This codex was penned by Aḥmad ibn Ḥājjī Abī Bakr al-Kātib in 865 AH / 1461 CE.

See this manuscript page by page at the Walters Art Museum website:
www.art.thewalters.org/viewwoa.aspx?id=22125

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