Manuscript/Mixed Material Kitāb-i Saḥr-i hilāl. كتاب سحر هلال.

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Title
Kitāb-i Saḥr-i hilāl.
Other Title
كتاب سحر هلال.
Contributor Names
Shīrāzī, Muḥammad.
Created / Published
951 [1545 or 1546]
Subject Headings
-  Manuscripts, Persian--Washington (D.C.)
Notes
-  Manuscript.
-  Persian.
-  Scribe not indicated.
-  Written in Iran.
-  Paper; fine, beige paper; manuscript opens with a pair of gorgeous illuminated opening pages, separated by tissue; black ink; extremely fine black script, each line of script on these two pages is separated with a gold background painted with a floral motif; text enclpsed in a thin deep-blue ruled border decorated with tiny white 'crosses' surrounds the text on these two opening pages; the script in the rest of the manuscript is arranged in two columns, crossed with horizontal bands with titles in blue or gold script in clouds against peach-colored cartouches.
-  Modified artistic nastaʻliq; a different type of nastaʻliq script with many curved lines placed horizontally above the lettering at the left of the words.
-  There are beautiful miniature paintings of court scenes on a pair of opening pages; each has a pool with ducks (left) or geese (right) in the courtyard; the scenes are so delicately painted that the artist must have used brushes with single hairs; the bottom of the last page has a delicate gold and floral painting.
-  Library of Congress. Persian manuscript, M089.
-  Binding; dark brown, embossed leather, the recesses filled with gold leaf on covers and on "flap'; envelope binding; inside covers are in brown leather with blue medallions and blue corners decorated in gold.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
Medium
72 leaves, paper : bound ; 19 x 11.4 cm
Digital Id
https://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.amed/plmp.m089
Library of Congress Control Number
2017498325
Online Format
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Description
Manuscript. Persian. Scribe not indicated. Written in Iran. Paper; fine, beige paper; manuscript opens with a pair of gorgeous illuminated opening pages, separated by tissue; black ink; extremely fine black script, each line of script on these two pages is separated with a gold background painted with a floral motif; text enclpsed in a thin deep-blue ruled border decorated with tiny white 'crosses' surrounds the text on these two opening pages; the script in the rest of the manuscript is arranged in two columns, crossed with horizontal bands with titles in blue or gold script in clouds against peach-colored cartouches. Modified artistic nastaʻliq; a different type of nastaʻliq script with many curved lines placed horizontally above the lettering at the left of the words. There are beautiful miniature paintings of court scenes on a pair of opening pages; each has a pool with ducks (left) or geese (right) in the courtyard; the scenes are so delicately painted that the artist must have used brushes with single hairs; the bottom of the last page has a delicate gold and floral painting. Library of Congress. Persian manuscript, M089. Binding; dark brown, embossed leather, the recesses filled with gold leaf on covers and on "flap'; envelope binding; inside covers are in brown leather with blue medallions and blue corners decorated in gold. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
LCCN Permalink
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The contents of the Library of Congress Persian Language Manuscript Project are in the public domain or have no known copyright restrictions and are free to use and reuse.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, African and Middle East Division, Near East Section Persian Manuscript Collection

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Chicago citation style:

Shīrāzī, Muḥammad. Kitāb-i Saḥr-i hilāl. [951 or 1546, 1545] Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2017498325/.

APA citation style:

Shīrāzī, M. (1545) Kitāb-i Saḥr-i hilāl. [951 or 1546] [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2017498325/.

MLA citation style:

Shīrāzī, Muḥammad. Kitāb-i Saḥr-i hilāl. [951 or 1546, 1545] Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2017498325/>.