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Calendar : manuscript.

Calendar : manuscript.

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108 x 10.8 cm.
In naskh/ruqʻah script in black, gold and red ink on white paper.
In Ottoman Turkish and Arabic.
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Abstract:
An elaborate astronomical calendar consisting of one long scroll. It was made by an astronomer (name not given) for the Hijrī year 1259 (1859-1860). On one side, it is written in the form of tables, on the other side is a list of different categories of male and female personal Islamic names arranged alphabetically. Beside the months and days, it gives the times of prayers, the times of fasting and breaking the fast during Ramaḍān, the direction to the holy city of Mecca "qiblah", and personal reading of one's fortune. Written by al-Sayyid al-Ḥājj ʻAbd Allāh al-Ṭarsūsī (could not be identified) who may also have been the author.
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1 scroll ; 108 cm
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Object ID: 10843758
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