|Creator:||Jazūlī, Muḥammad ibn Sulaymān, -1465|
Former accession number: 20060620-i
An illuminated Arabic manuscript of one of the most famous books of prayer in Islamic literature, with two full-page miniatures, one representing the Ka'bah in Mecca, the other the tombs of the Prophet Muhammad and his two companions, Abu Bakr and 'Umar, in the Medina Mosque. Written in a clear and elegant naskhi script on beige paper, in black ink, with key words and markings in red. The Arabic text is completely vocalized. The pages are ruled in several lines of different colors (gold, black, red, and blue), and the sentences are separated with rosettes in two types of gold and other colors. The opening two pages are highly illuminated in gold, blue, brown, and other colors. Head and tailpieces on several folios are illuminated in gold, blue, red, and other colors. The names of the Prophet Muhammad are written in an intricate design of medallions in two types of gold and other colors. There are a few marginal notes in a tiny but legible script. The text was copied by the calligrapher Mustafa al-Halimi, a student of Mustafa Kutahi. No reference could be found to Mustafa al-Halimi, but Mustafa Kutahi (d. 1202 H/1787 AD) is well known. Bound in contemporary brown morocco, with gilt decoration in central medallions, in two types of gold.
hand colored illuminations, ill.
Acc number: 20060620-i
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