Kitāb-i ashʻār-i malik al-shuʻārāʼ Amīr Muʻizzī : manuscript, 1156
Muʻizzī, Amīr ʻAbd Allāh Muḥammad, 1048 or 1049-, creator
Ardabīlī, Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyá ibn Aḥmad, scribe.
Hofer, Philip, 1898-1984, former owner.HOLLIS ID
1 v. (60 leaves) ; 26 cm.Form/Genre
Title from f. 1r.
According to colophon (f. 60v), copy completed in Tabrīz in Rajab 551 AH [August 1156 AD] in the hand of Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyá ibn Aḥmad al-Ardabīlī.
Written in two columns, from 16 to 18 lines per page, in black ink. Each column framed within double golden or grey now faded lines.
There is numerous aniconic headpieces in colors and gold and 16 miniatures.
On inside back cover: "Purchased for Philip Hofer in Tehran as an example of 12th century illumination and presented as such to the Harvard College Library. Subsequently doubts arose as to its authenticity and it was submitted to experts for examination."
MS Typ 1016. Houghton Library, Harvard University.