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Inscription: The poetry on the safina manuscript on the tile panel is a couplet from a ghazal or ode by the famous Persian poet, Hafez of Shiraz: "O king of the virtuous, cries from the sorrow of separation The heart aches for your presence, it is time for you to return"
[ Louis Chardon, New York, until 1903; sold to MMA]
Carboni, Stefano, and Tomoko Masuya. Persian Tiles. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 35, p. 40, ill. (b/w).
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