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The Masnavi is an extensive poem written in Persian by Jalal al-Din Muhammad Balkhi also known as Rumi, the celebrated Persian Sufi saint and poet. It is one of best known and most influential works of both Sufism and Dari literature. The Masnavi is a series of six books of poetry that together amount to around 25,000 verses or 50,000 lines. It is a spiritual writing that teaches Sufis how to reach their goal of being in true love with God. Walters (626 Paintings, 625 Manuscripts) shown here.
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Masnavi of Jalal-al Din Rumi

Masnavi of Jalal-al Din Rumi (dated A.

Double-page Illuminated Incipit. This folio from Walters manuscript W.626 is the left side of a double-page illuminated incipit introducing the preface to the 1st book (daftar) of the Masnavi.

waltersartmuseum: “ Art of the Day: Double-page Illuminated Incipit This folio from Walters manuscript is the left side of a double-page illuminated incipit introducing the preface to the book (daftar) of the Masnavi.

Masnavi of Jalal-al Din Rumi  Object Name:Illustrated manuscript Date:dated A.H. 894/A.D. 1488–89 Geography:Attributed to Iran. The frontispiece of this six book manuscript depicts a lively scene in which mounted hunters use swords, bows, and arrows to pursue their prey.  Other paintings of receptions and feasts provide further insight into the courtly life of the Timurid period

The frontispiece of this six book manuscript depicts a lively scene in which mounted hunters use swords, bows, and arrows to pursue their prey. Other paintings of receptions and feasts provide further insight into the courtly life of the Timurid period

Manuscript of the Mathnavi-yi ma`navi by Rumi - Iran 1615

From the Harvard Art Museums’ collections Manuscript of the Mathnavi-yi ma`navi by Rumi

A Prince Returning from a Hunt and a Woman in a Pavilion. This folio from Walters manuscript W.626 is the right side of a double-page illustrated frontispiece introducing the 1st book (daftar) of the Masnavi. A prince is shown on horseback with a gesture of surprise as a woman waits in a pavilion.

A Prince Returning from a Hunt and a Woman in a Pavilion. This folio from Walters manuscript W.626 is the right side of a double-page illustrated frontispiece introducing the 1st book (daftar) of the Masnavi. A prince is shown on horseback with a gesture of surprise as a woman waits in a pavilion.

Incipit Page with Illuminated Headpiece. This incipit page from Walters manuscript W.626 contains an illuminated headpiece that introduces the 1st book (daftar) of the Masnavi.

Illuminated Manuscript, Collection of poems (masnavi), Incipit page with illuminated headpiece, Walters Art Museum Ms.

A Lion and a Fox Admire their Reflection in the Water of a Well While a Rabbit Looks On - Collection of Poems (masnavi). Walters manuscript W.626

Illuminated Manuscript, Collection of poems (masnavi), A lion and a fox admire their reflection in the water of a well while a rabbit looks on, Walters Art Museum Ms.

Owls Attack a Falcon. On this folio from Walters manuscript W.626, owls attack a falcon who lost its way and landed on the roof of a deserted house.

Owls Attack a Falcon. On this folio from Walters manuscript owls attack a falcon who lost its way and landed on the roof of a deserted house.

A Court Scene with Food and Music - Collection of Poems (masnavi). Walters manuscript W.626

A Court Scene with Food and Music - Collection of Poems (masnavi).

Collection of Poems (masnavi). Walters manuscript W.626 is an illustrated and illuminated copy of the collection of poems, known as Masnavi-i ma'navi, of Jalal al-Din Rumi (died 672 AH/AD 1273). According to the colophon (fol. 314b), the text, written in black Nasta'liq script, was completed in India in 1073 AH/AD 1663. Each section of the work is introduced by a double-page illuminated incipit containing a preface in prose, followed by two illustrations and an illuminated incipit page

Collection of Poems (masnavi). Walters manuscript W.626 is an illustrated and illuminated copy of the collection of poems, known as Masnavi-i ma'navi, of Jalal al-Din Rumi (died 672 AH/AD 1273). According to the colophon (fol. 314b), the text, written in black Nasta'liq script, was completed in India in 1073 AH/AD 1663. Each section of the work is introduced by a double-page illuminated incipit containing a preface in prose, followed by two illustrations and an illuminated incipit page

Double-page Illuminated Incipit. This folio from Walters manuscript W.626 is the right side of a double-page illuminated incipit introducing the preface to the 1st book (daftar) of the Masnavi.

Double-page Illuminated Incipit. This folio from Walters manuscript is the right side of a double-page illuminated incipit introducing the preface to the book (daftar) of the Masnavi.

A Court Scene with a Physician Feeling a Sick Woman's Pulse. This folio from Walters manuscript W.626 is the left side of a double-page illustrated frontispiece introducing the 1st book (daftar) of the Masnavi.

A Court Scene with a Physician Feeling a Sick Woman's Pulse. This folio from Walters manuscript is the left side of a double-page illustrated frontispiece introducing the book (daftar) of the Masnavi.

A Court Scene with Musicians and Dancers - Collection of Poems (masnavi). Walters manuscript W.626

A Court Scene with Musicians and Dancers - Collection of Poems (masnavi).

A Battle Scene - Collection of Poems (masnavi). Walters manuscript W.626

A Battle Scene - Collection of Poems (masnavi).

A King Gives a Purse of Gold to One of his Servants. On this folio from Walters manuscript W.626, a king gives a purse of gold to one of his servants to free a holy man from his debts to money lenders.

Illuminated Manuscript, Collection of poems (masnavi), A king gives a purse of gold to one of his servants to free a holy man from his debts to money lenders, Walters Art Museum Ms.

A Peasant Carries a Lion. On this folio from Walters manuscript W.626, a peasant carries a lion from a compound in the darkness of night. The peasant has mistaken the lion, who had devoured one of his cows, for one of the selfsame cows.

A Peasant Carries a Lion. On this folio from Walters manuscript a peasant carries a lion from a compound in the darkness of night. The peasant has mistaken the lion, who had devoured one of his cows, for one of the selfsame cows.

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