This manuscript is an illuminated copy of the popular work on the duties of Muslims toward the Prophet Muhammad known as al-Shifāʾ by ʿIyāḍ al-Yaḥṣubī (d. 544 AH / 1149 CE). According to the colophon, it was completed in 1191 AH / 1777 CE by Salīm al-Rashīd. The text is written in Turkish naskh script in black ink with incidentals in red and gold. The dark brown leather binding is contemporary with the manuscript.
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The primary language in this manuscript is Arabic.
Illuminated headpiece; framing lines in gold, red, and black
fol. 1b Illuminated incipit page with headpiece Incipit; headpiece
16 Shawwāl 1191 AH / 1777 CE
Seal impression with the name al-Sayyid Abū Bakr al-Ḥilmī and the date 1281[?]AH / 1864-5[?] CE (fol. 1a)
Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest
18.0 x 10.5cm
11.5 x 5.5cm
Codex mostly made up of quires of ten folios (quinions)
Written obliquely on versos
Framing lines in gold, red, and black
Written in Turkish naskh script in black ink with incidentals in red and gold
Dark brown leather (with flap); lobed central oval with cornerpieces and borders; doublures of red leather with gold-painted ovals and cornerpieces