Persian Manuscripts : Mas̲navī-i Ma‘navī

Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana, 1207-1273جلال الدین رومی

Persian Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This manuscript of the <i>Mas̲navī-i Ma‘navī</i> (Spiritual Couplets) by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (1207–1273) bears illuminated headers indicating the prefaces and beginnings of each of the six books within the volume. A scribe named Amīr Ḥasan bin Muḥammad bin Naṣrallāh bin Ḥusayn al-Mazīnānī completed it between Rabī' I and mid-Jumādá II 892 (March to mid-June, 1487 CE). If he resided in Mazinan, located in Khurasan near Nishapur and Mashhad, then he lived under Timurid hegemony in Eastern Iran, ruled by Sulṭān Ḥusayn Bāyqarā (r. 1469–1506). However, the style of script and illumination reflect a shared 'Turco-Persian' aesthetic also observed in manuscripts produced during the reign of the Aq Qoyunlu ruler Sulṭān Ya‘qūb (r. 1478–1490) in Western Iran at that time as well.</p>

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