- Walters Ms. W.631, Collection of poems (divan)
- Ḥāfiẓ, 14th cent., Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfiz al-Shīrāzī, شمس الدين محمد حافظ الشيرازي, and No author name given.
- This is an illuminated and illustrated copy of the collection of poems (dīvān) by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfiz al-Shīrāzī (fl. eighth century AH / fourteenth CE). The text is written in nasta‘līq script and is dated to the end of Ṣafar 946 AH / 1539 CE. The manuscript opens with a double-page illustrated frontispiece of an enthroned King Solomon (Sulaymān) and Queen Sheba (Bilqīs) (fols. 2b-3a), followed by an illuminated incipit with titlepiece inscribed Dīvān-i Ḥāfiẓ. There are two additional illustrations of figures conversing and drinking in outdoor landscapes (fols. 114a and 150b). The dark brown leather binding, which is original to the manuscript, is panel-stamped in relief with a central lobed medallion with pendants and an allover floral and vine decoration.
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