Persian Manuscripts : Taẕkīrah-'i Shā‘irān

Persian Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'> Taẕkīrah-'i Shā‘irān (Chronicle of Poets), an anonymously compiled anthology of verses by ancient and modern poets arranged by author, form, and theme. It opens with lines by Muḥammad Ṣūfī (d. 1625) then proceeds with examples by many other early modern poets of Iran and India, including several less well-known authors such as Afchangī, Sanjar Kāshānī (ca. 1573–1613, Zamānī Yazdī and Muḥammad ibn Nūr al-Dīn Muḥammad Valī Dasht-i Bayāz̤ī (fl. early 17th c.), and ends with an excerpt of a ghazal lyric poem by Vaḥshī Bāfqī (ca. 1532–1583). An unidentified scribe neatly copied this regrettably incomplete volume on a range of tinted papers which an illuminator then elegantly decorated. </p>

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