- Walters Ms. W.627, Mihr and Mushtari
- ʻAṣṣār Tabrīzī, Muḥammad, d. 1382 or 3, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ʿAṣṣār Tabrīzī, محمد بن احمد عصار تبريزى, No author name given., and Murshid al-Kātib
- This manuscript is an illustrated copy of the well-known poem recounting the platonic love story between Mihr (the Sun), the son of Shāhpūr, and his vizier's son Mushtarī (Jupiter). The story of 90 chapters was composed by Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ‘Aṣṣār Tabrīzī (d. 784 AH / 1382 CE). The present copy was written in nasta‘līq script by Murshid al-Kātib in 881 AH / 1476 CE. Considering the number of surviving manuscripts in which this calligrapher’s name is found, it seems he was particularly prolific. The present codex is illustrated with nine paintings. The gold-brushed leather binding with doublures of red leather decorated with filigree work is original to the manuscript.
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