Sunday, October 31, 2010

Illuminated Manuscript of Collection of prayers for the Prophet Muhammad, The right side of a double page composition featuring the mosque compound in Medina with the tombs of Muhammad, Abū Bakr and ʿUmar, Walters Ms. W.583, fol. 15b

This is a leaf from anelegantly penned and illuminated copy of the well-known collection of prayers for the prophet Muhammad entitled Dalāʾil al-khayrāt and composed by Muḥammad al-Jazūlī (d.877 AH / 1472 CE). Written on paper in Turkish naskh script, this prayer book was probably made in the 11th AH / 17th CE century. It contains an illustration featuring the mosque compound in Medina with the tombs of Muhammad, Abū Bakr and ʿUma

See this manuscript page by page at the Walters Art Museum website:
art.thewalters.org/viewwoa.aspx?id=30971

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