University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object TitlePanj Ganj = Five Treasures
Object Number:NEP28
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Persian
Provenience: Persia
Maker: Nir ad-Din Abdarraham Jami
Date Made: 1487 AD
Early Date: 1487
Late Date: 1487
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Paper
Ink
Leather
Iconography:Poetry

Description

No miniatures. 2 headings. Green binding. Panj Ganj by Jami. Written in Nastaliq. 19 lines to a page in four columns. Six unwans. Gold ruled margins, red titles. Cream colored paper. Leather binding-outside is green, inside red embossed with gold. Contents: Panj Ganj or"Five Treasures"-five poems of the great Persian poet Nir ad-Din Abdarraham Jami (1414-1492 A.D.) Stamps with names at the end of the book. page 2b-3a prose preface. page 3b-27b Tuhfat al Ahrar or A Gift to the Free, a religious poem. page 53-13J Subhat al-Abrar or the the Rosary of the Righteous, a religious poem. page 139-269 Yusuf wa Zulaikha, a poetical story of Joseph. page 251-355 Laila wa Majnun, love story. page 179b-211b Khizad Namahi Iskandarhi or The book of Wisdom of Alexander (the Great) a mystic poem.


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