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Two folios of Persian poetry in safina format

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These two separate folios are dispersed from a small manuscript of Persian poetry written in oblong format (safina). On the recto side of the folios the text area is divided into two main parts. The top is filled with diagonally written lines of nastaliq and the bottom is divided into four unequal columns filled with two lines of nastaliq.The verso side of the folios are divided into five unequal parts and filled with oblique lines going in opposite directions. Small branches of flowers are placed in the empty areas left by the oblique lines on the text box.
Department of Islamic & Later Indian Art Edwin Binney 3rd California (by 1986) bequest; to Harvard Art Museums 2012. NOTE: Stored at the San Diego Museum of Art from some time before 1986 until 1991 then at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 1991-2011. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum The Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of Turkish Art at the Harvard Art Museums
Title: Two folios of Persian poetry in safina format
Description:
These two separate folios are dispersed from a small manuscript of Persian poetry written in oblong format (safina).
On the recto side of the folios the text area is divided into two main parts.
The top is filled with diagonally written lines of nastaliq and the bottom is divided into four unequal columns filled with two lines of nastaliq.
The verso side of the folios are divided into five unequal parts and filled with oblique lines going in opposite directions.
Small branches of flowers are placed in the empty areas left by the oblique lines on the text box.

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