Divan of Hafiz

Scope and Content

Muhammad Hafiz, with the Turkish commentary of Sudi. Black leather binding with a central panel in red leather, tooled and with gilt decoration. The ends of the textblock are decorated with floral designs. The opening page is illuminated. The date 1127 AH (1715 AD) is pencilled onto the flyleaf, which would accord with the character of the decoration, which is typical of Ottoman art of this period.

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Purchased in Berlin in 1922.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

H22.9 x W15.2cm

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance