Exhibits from the Near East Collection at Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library & Yale University Library
Exhibit "Islamic Book and Bookbinding"
Stamped and gilt binding
(1749 A.D. / 1162 A.H.)
Khusru va Shirin. A work by the famous Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi (d. 1202 or 1203).
Ornate Persian Nasta`liq script.
The quality of workmanship indicates that this manuscript (copied in Kashmir in 1749) was commissioned by a patron.
Beinecke; Persian ms. 14