- Walters Ms. W.634, Collection of poems (divan)
- Ḥāfiẓ, 14th cent., Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfiẓ al-Shīrāzī, شمس الدين محمد حافظ الشيرازي, and No author name given.
- This manuscript is an illuminated copy of the Collection of poems (dīvān) by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfiẓ al-Shīrāzī (fl. eighth century AH / fourteenth CE). Written in Safavid Iran in the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE in black nastaʿlīq script, the codex opens with a double-page illuminated frontispiece that precedes a preface (dībāchah) (fols. 1b-2a). An illuminated headpiece (fol. 7b) inscribed fa-Llāh khayr ḥāfiẓan or "God is the best protector" (Sūrat Yūsuf, 12:64) introduces the initial verses of the Dīvān. There is an illuminated tailpiece inscribed with the work's final verses and a colophon with prayers for the prophet Muhammad and his family. The illumination of this manuscript exemplifies the Safavid style of the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE. The binding is not contemporary with the manuscript.
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