Divan (Collected Works) of Mir 'Ali Shir Nava'i

Calligrapher Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi Iranian

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The celebrated calligrapher Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi has copied this divan, or collection of poetry, composed by Mir 'Ali Shir Nava'i in Chaghatay or Eastern Turkish, in an elegant and fine nasta'liq script.

Divan (Collected Works) of Mir 'Ali Shir Nava'i, Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi (Iranian, Mashhad 1453–1520 Mashhad), Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; lacquer binding

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The king and his consort enjoying music in the garden.