- Divān-i S̲anāʼī
- S̲anāʼī, Ḥusayn ibn Ghiyās̲ al-Dīn ʻAlī al-Mashhadī
ثنائى, حسين ابن غياث الدين على المشهدى
- Nuttall, Frank E., former owner
Shelfmark: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Research Center Isl. Ms. 864
Origin: Lacks dated colophon ; paper, etc. would suggest late 18th or 19th century [as proposed by G. Meredith-Owens].
Accompanying materials: a. Slip of paper with notes in handwriting of G. Meredith-Owens "MO 3. Persian | Dīvān of S̲anāʼī in two different hands (perhaps from two incomplete copies of the same work). Undated. XIXth century." -- b. Slip of paper with note "counted for 1968/69 Annual Report" -- c. Recycled card with note "binding by Menzies, London, 1914" -- d. Slip of paper: "Persian MSS (Heyworth-Dunne?) with Meredith-Owens notes."
Former shelfmark: Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 13
Binding: Boards covered in mauve paper (blotched design evoking marbling) with red-brown leather over spine and board corners (half binding) ; Western style binding ; pastedowns and flyleaves in untinted wove paper ; head edge of text block gilt ; spine gold-stamped with "PERSIAN MSS." and accents on raised bands ; sewn in white thread over five recessed cords ; stuck-on endbands in green, red and white stripes ; overall in good condition with minor abrasion, etc.
Support: non-European (likely Indian or Persian) laid paper of two types ; opening excerpt on a type with roughly 7 laid lines per cm. (vertical or horizontal, somewhat indistinct, some curving) and no chain lines plainly visible, cloudy formation, thin and transluscent though sturdy, dark cream with a grayish tint ; latter excerpt on a type with roughly 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical, somewhat indistinct) and chain lines visible (see p.198, etc.), cloudy formation, sturdy though transluscent, grayish tint ; replacement leaves in European wove paper.
Decoration: Diagram accompanying excerpt on p.227.
Script: Nastaʻlīq and shikastah (shikastah-nastaʻlīq / شكسته نستعليق) ; two main hands ; opening section (pp.25-180) in a large, elegant nastaʻlīq in a heavy line, serifless with elongation of horizontal strokes, descent of words to baseline, pointing in distinct or conjoined dots ; latter section (pp.197-208) mainly in a brisk shikastah-nastaʻlīq, serifless and more compact with sweeping descenders and elongated horizontal strokes (p.197 in a different nastaʻlīq) ; glosses and excerpts at close (pp.225-227) in still different hands.
Layout: Written in up to 15 lines per page, divided to two columns.
Collation: ii, III (6), II (10), IV-2 (16), 10 IV(88), 2 II(96), IV-2 (102), 2 II(110), 2 (112), II (116), ii ; original gatherings exclusively quaternions (some anomalous) ; blank replacement leaves inserted where text lacks ; middle of the quire marks in the form of black oblique strokes, upper outer corner of the right-hand leaf, lower outer corner of the left-hand leaf ; catchwords present ; foliation in now grey ink, Western numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves).
Explicit: "... امر است تمام شد دیوان ثنائی"
Title from close on p.208.
Ms. composite codex.
Composite copy of the Dīvān of S̲anāʼī (Ḥusayn ibn Ghiyās̲ al-Dīn ʻAlī al-Mashhadī, d.1587?), acephalous and incomplete, possibly compiled from two incomplete copies with blank replacement leaves inserted where text was lacking.
- Holding institution:
- University of Michigan
- Data provider:
- University of Michigan
- 116 leaves : paper ; 229 x 140 (165 x 90) mm. bound to 236 x 152 mm.
- Manuscripts, Persian
Persian poetry 1500-1796.
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- Alternative title:
- ديوان ثنائى
- Public Domain
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