Poetry Diwan Indian c 1820 (1)

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A leaf from a beautifully scribed and exquisitely decorated Diwan is of Kashmiri origin and dates from circa 1820, on paper (162 x 105 mm). There are 12 lines of niskai script encapsulated by gold clouds and a poly-chromed floral borders and verse headings. Verso: twelve lines or less of niskai script encapsulated by gold clouds and a poly-chromed floral borders and chapter headings. During this era the Kashmiri scribes and decorators were producing work, which many say has never been excelled even at the height of the Safavid period. The author, Mohammed Shama od-din Hafez, lived from 1325-1399. His name 'Hafez' was given to those Muslims who could recite the Holy Koran by heart. He was a Sufi Muslim who practiced a mystical form of Islam. He was one of Persia's finest lyric poets and wrote in the sophisticated "Ghazal" manner. In the Diwam this takes the poetic form of 6 to 15 couplets, and expresses Sufi ideals in lyrics. This is a truly outstanding example of Islamic work at its very best; condition is less than fine [F-].

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