- Walters Ms. W.653, Anthology of Persian poetry
- This illuminated and illustrated anthology was compiled in 1105 AH / 1693 CE in Safavid Iran. The manuscript includes works by such poets as Jāmī, Azārī, Fayz̤ī, Navāʾī, and Saʿdī. The margins of colored and marbled paper are decorated with stenciled, illuminated, and painted motifs, including an angel, a young man reading a book, a youth pouring wine, and various animals. There are five paintings in the codex (fols. 8b, 16b, 17a, 19b, and 24b). The green leather binding is not original to the codex and probably dates to the thirteenth century AH / nineteenth CE.
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