Book/Printed Material Mihr and Mushtari.

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Title
Mihr and Mushtari.
Summary
This manuscript is an illustrated copy of the well-known poem recounting the platonic love story between Mihr (the Sun), the son of Shāhpūr, and his vizier's son Mushtarī (Jupiter). The story of 90 chapters was composed by Muhammad ibn Ahmad 'Assār Tabrīzī, who died in around 1382. The present copy was written in nasta'līq script in 1476 by Murshid al-Kātib, who came from Shiraz (in present-day Iran). Considering the number of surviving manuscripts in which this calligrapher's name is found, it seems he was particularly prolific. The present codex is illustrated with nine paintings. The gold-brushed leather binding, with doublures of red leather decorated with filigree work, is original to the manuscript.
Contributor Names
Murshid al-Kātib, calligrapher.
ʻAṣṣār Tabrīzī, Muḥammad, died 1382 or 3, author.
Created / Published
[place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1476.
Subject Headings
-  Iran, Islamic Republic of
-  1300 to 1382
-  Calligraphy, Persian
-  Codex
-  Illuminations
-  Persian poetry
-  Poetry
Notes
-  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
-  "Walters Ms. W. 627"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
-  Original resource extent: Dimensions: 12 centimeters wide by 20.5 centimeters high. Foliation: 243+ii.
-  Original resource at: Walters Art Museum.
-  Content in Persian.
-  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
Medium
1 online resource.
Library of Congress Control Number
2021667231
Online Format
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LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2021667231
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Chicago citation style:

Murshid Al-Kātib, Calligrapher, and Muḥammad ʻAṣṣār Tabrīzī. Mihr and Mushtari. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1476] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667231/.

APA citation style:

Murshid Al-Kātib, C. & ʻAṣṣār Tabrīzī, M. (1476) Mihr and Mushtari. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667231/.

MLA citation style:

Murshid Al-Kātib, Calligrapher, and Muḥammad ʻAṣṣār Tabrīzī. Mihr and Mushtari. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1476] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667231/>.

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