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RELIGIOUS/OTHER.
Hafiz.
[Persian Manuscript].

Published
Persia, Isfahan, 1876
References
Tabrizi , The Lives & Art of Old Painters of Iran, vol 3, London, 1991, pp. 1384-87.
Plates
5
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
Persia, Isfahan, 1876
Ref
1579

Hafiz (d.1389-90), Diwan, copied by Muhammad Husayn Ibn Salim of Tabriz, Qajar, Dated 1293 AH/1876 AD. Persian manuscript on paper, 274 leaves plus 1 fly-leaf, 11 lines to the page written in shikasteh in black ink, within two columns, ruled in red, blue, green and gold. The margins with extensive commentaries in black nasta'liq, cartouches throughout the text enclosing gold flowers, in contemporaneous lacquer binding. The lacquered covers are signed by Nashrullah al-Imami, the Chief-Painter (naqqash-bashi). Nasrullah is recorded by Karimzadeh Tabriz and his recorded work work includes pen boxes, covers, and mirror cases, and are dated between 1251 AH/1835-36 AD and 1293 AH/1876-77 AD, and his earliest work with the title naqqash-bashi is dated 1290 AH/1873-74 AD, which indicates he must have received it either from Nasir-al-Din Shah or the Governor of Isfahan Zill al-Sultan. With beautiful illustrated lacquered boards and inner boards. Leather spine slightly rubbed and worn