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Identification and Creation
Object Number
22.2015
Title
Manuscript of the Divan of Hasan Dihlavi
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript
Date
c. 1520-1550
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran
Period
Safavid period
Culture
Persian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/352097
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink, colors, and gold on paper; tooled and gilded leather binding
Dimensions
12 x 19.5 cm
Provenance
Ezzat-Malek Soudavar, Geneva, Switzerland (by 2014), by descent; to her son Abolala Soudavar, Houston, Texas (2014), loan; to Harvard Art Museums, 2015.

Note:
Ezzat-Malek Soudavar (1913-2014) formed this collection over a period of sixty years. She purchased the works of art on the international art market.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from A. Soudavar in memory of his mother Ezzat-Malek Soudavar
Object Number
22.2015
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The small manuscript opens with an illuminated heading above the text which is copied in nastaliq script in 15 lines and two columns to a page. There are three paintings in Safavid style. The binding has been rebound with its filigree doublures on the outside. The present doublures which used to be on the outside are entirely gilded and decorated with stamped motifs, .

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