Newly acquired Persian luxury manuscript: Poetry by Ahli Shirazi

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has newly acquired a poetry manuscript by the Persian poet Ahli Shirazi (1454 – 1535). Little is known about him: He lived a solitary life and was presumably poor. In contrast, the present collection of poems is crafted luxuriously.

Poetry manuscript of the Persian poet Ahli Shirazi (1454 – 1535) | © BSB/Cod.pers. 539

The work probably dates back to the 17th century: It contains five very well conserved miniatures, whose well-balanced composition and intensity and brightness of colours are impressive.

Cod.pers. 539 – Impressions  (short video)

Further information on the Persian collection  (in German)