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Jalal al-Din Rumi, "Masnavi-i manavi", 1663

Date (Period): 1073 AH/AD 1663
Medium: ink and pigments on thin laid paper (probably Kashmiri) covered with green leather
Measurements: Folio H: 10 7/16 x W: 5 7/8 in. (26.5 x 15 cm)

Description:
Walters manuscript W.626 is an illustrated and illuminated copy of the collection of poems, known as Masnavi-i ma'navi, of Jalal al-Din Rumi (died 672 AH/AD 1273). According to the colophon (fol. 314b), the text, written in black Nasta'liq script, was completed in India in 1073 AH/AD 1663. Each section of the work is introduced by a double-page illuminated incipit containing a preface in prose, followed by two illustrations and an illuminated incipit page for the masnavi. In total, 50 paintings illustrate the text. The green leather binding is modern.
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http://art.thewalters.org/viewwoa.aspx?id=14438


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