- Walters Ms. W.650, Collection of poems (divan)
- Ḥasan Dihlavī, 1253 or 4-ca. 1338, Amīr Najm al-Dīn Ḥasan Dihlavī, امير نجم الدين حسن دهلوى, No author name given., and Mir `Abd Allah Katib
- This is an illuminated and illustrated Mughal copy of a collection of poems (dīvān) by the eminent poet and hagiographer of Islamic India, Ḥasan Dihlavī (d. ca. 729 AH / 1328 CE). It was written in nastaʿlīq script by ʿAbd Allāh Mushkīn Qalam (Amber-Scented Pen) in Allāhābād in 1011 AH / 1602 CE, according to the colophon on fol. 187a. A celebrated royal calligrapher, Abd Allāh Mushkīn Qalam worked in Allāhābād for Prince Salim, who later became the Mughal Emperor Jahāngīr. The manuscript opens with a double-page illuminated incipit (fols. 2b-3a) and is illustrated with fourteen paintings, including a portrait of the calligrapher himself (fol. 187a). The lacquer binding has intricate all-over illumination in which the main element is a pattern of gold strapwork with floral motifs, attributable to the thirteenth century AH / nineteenth century CE.
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