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Illuminated Manuscript, Poem &x28;masnavi&x29;, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.642, fol. 1a

This is a copy of the well-known poem (mas̱navī) Subḥat al-abrār ('The Rosary of the Righteous') by Nūr al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad Jāmī (d. 898 AH / 1492 CE). Penned in nastaʿlīq script by Ḥaydar al-Ḥusaynī in 965 AH / 1557-8 CE, the codex opens with an illuminated double-page inscribed with the title and author's name. The text area of later pages are framed by decorated borders and gold-sprinkled margins. The binding is contemporary with the textblock. The right side of an illuminated double-page incipit with the top panel inscribed with the title of the poem in white tawqīʿ/riqāʿ script on gold background. See this manuscript page by page at the Walters Art Museum website: