Sunday, January 16, 2011

Five poems (quintet), Walters Art Museum Ms. W.666, fol. 51b

A mufti, having heard a complaint from a mother about her son-in-law’s inability to consummate his marriage to her daughter, giving sexual advice. Leaf from an illustrated copy of the five poems (quintet, Ḫamse) of the Ottoman Turkish author ʿAṭāʾullāh bin Yaḥyá ʿAṭāʾī (d.1044 AH / 1634 CE). Copied in 1133 AH / 1721 CE this rare codex contains 38 miniatures.