Book/Printed Material Collection of Poems by Jāmī.

About this Item

Title

  • Collection of Poems by Jāmī.

Summary

  • This work dating from the 16th century is an illuminated and illustrated copy of the first collection of poetry (called Dīvān-i avval or Fātihat al-shabāb) by Nūr al-Dīn 'Abd al-Rahmān Jāmī (1414--92), a great Persian poet, scholar, and mystic, who lived most of his life in Herat, in present-day Afghanistan. According to the colophon (folio 306a), the manuscript was copied by the illustrious Safavid calligrapher Shāh Mahmūd Nīshāpūrī, who died in the mid-1560s. The codex opens with a double-page illustrated frontispiece followed by a double-page illuminated incipit. There are ten additional paintings that appear to be later than the text itself and are in the style of Isfahan in the 17th century. The text block, which has been trimmed, is bound in lacquer boards decorated with hunting scenes and landscape motifs. The binding was also executed in Iran and dates from the late 16th--17th centuries. There are several erased seals and one ownership statement on folio 1a, and a seal impression naming Muhammad Amīn is found on folio 3a.

Contributor Names

  • Jāmī, 1414-1492 Author.
  • Shāh Maḥmūd Nīshābūrī Calligrapher.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1500 to 1600]

Subject Headings

  • -  Afghanistan
  • -  Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • -  1414 to 1492
  • -  Calligraphy, Persian
  • -  Codex
  • -  Illuminations
  • -  Library of Congress Afghanistan Project
  • -  Persian poetry
  • -  Poetry

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Walters Ms. W.640"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: Dimensions: 16.5 centimeters wide by 27.0 centimeters high. Foliation: i+306+i.
  • -  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.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667232

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Jāmī, Author, and Shāh Maḥmūd Nīshābūrī Calligrapher. Collection of Poems by Jāmī. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1600, 1500] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667232/.

APA citation style:

Jāmī, A. & Shāh Maḥmūd Nīshābūrī Calligrapher. (1500) Collection of Poems by Jāmī. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1600] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667232/.

MLA citation style:

Jāmī, Author, and Shāh Maḥmūd Nīshābūrī Calligrapher. Collection of Poems by Jāmī. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1600, 1500] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667232/>.