Divan-i Nasir Khusraw
Opening page of the <i>Divan</i>

The prominent eleventh century Ismaili da‘i Nasir Khusraw is acknowledged as one of the foremost poets of the Persian language. It was in the valley of Yumgan, a remote mountainous region of Badakhshan, that Nasir Khusraw composed most of his works, all of which are written in Persian. The Divaninfo-icon, a collection of his poetry, includes close to 11,000 verses on personal, ethical and religious themes. This manuscript, written in clear nasta‘liq hand, is preceded by a short autobiographical account of the poet.

Dated 1259/1843, copyist unknown

261 folios, 220 x 115mm

Ms 903