Iran’s national museum unveils Qajar era Gulistan manuscript

April 21, 2020 - 23:18

TEHRAN – The National Museum of Iran unveiled a manuscript of Persian poet Sadi’s major work Gulistan from the Qajar era (1789–1925) on Monday to observe Sadi National Day.

The 260-page illuminated manuscript dates back to 1822 and is written in Nastaliq. 

The book, which is preserved in the museum, can be visited online, as the museums are on lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak in the country. 

One of the greatest figures of classical Persian literature, Sheikh Muslih od-Din Sadi Shirazi (C. 1213-1291) is famous worldwide for his Bustan (The Orchard) and Gulistan (The Rose Garden).


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