- Walters Ms. W.642, Poem (masnavi)
- Jāmī, 1414-1492, Nūr al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad Jāmī, نور الدين عبد الرحمان بن احمد جامي, No author name given., and Ḥaydar al-Ḥusaynī
- Persian and Arabic
- This is an illuminated copy of the well-known poem (mas̱navī) Subḥat al-abrār (The rosary of the righteous) by Nūr al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad Jāmī (d. 898 AH / 1492 CE), produced in Safavid Iran. The text, written in nastaʿlīq script, was copied by Ḥaydar al-Ḥusaynī in 965 AH / 1557-8 CE, according to the Arabic colophon (fol. 112a). The manuscript opens with an illuminated double-page incipit inscribed with the title of the work and the author's name. The subsequent pages have decorated borders and gold-sprinkled margins. The dark brown goatskin binding, which is original to the manuscript, has light brown doublures decorated with filigree work on a multi-colored ground. The original shelfmark of 3934 is inscribed on the tail edge of the codex.
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- Walters Art Museum