Thursday, October 28, 2010

Illuminated Manuscript Poem in Honor of the Prophet Muhammad, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.582, fol. 3a

A beautifully calligraphed and illuminated small codex containing the famous poem in honor of the prophet Muhammad, popularly known as Qaṣīdat al-Burdah (“The poem of the Mantle”), composed by Sharaf al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Būṣīrī (d.694 AH / 1294 CE) and executed in a number of scripts, probably in Iran, by Ḥabīb Allāh ibn Dūst Muḥammad al-Khwārizmī in the 11th AH / 17th CE century.

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1 comment:

  1. Nice blog, Will. I don't think I'd seen this before - thanks for tweeting it.