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Akimushkin O. A Copy of the ‘Early Dīwān’ by Jāmī in the Collection of the St Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 5, No 4, December 1999. P. 58-65.


Among the rich collection of Persian manuscripts held at the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, of special note is an illustrated copy of the early dīwān by 'Abd al-Rahmān Jāmī (call number С 1697). It was acquired in 1920 from M. F. Kostsov. The catalogue of Persian manuscripts published in 1964 contains an extremely brief description of the copy, which boasts seven lovely miniatures. The manuscript is of double interest, both as a fine example of the late-fifteenth-century school of Shīrāz manuscript books and as an exceptionally valuable copy of Jāmī’s Dīwān, with extensive addenda made after this early variant of the Dīwān had been drawn up. The miniatures which adorn the copy, most of which were executed significantly later, are also noteworthy…

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'Abd al-Rahmān Jāmī
Manuscripta Orientalia, selected papers
Persian manuscripts
Persian poetry

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