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Commentary on an Abridgment of the Canon of Medicine
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Commentary on an Abridgment of the Canon of Medicine


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Description Walters manuscript W.588 is a copy of the commentary by Muhammad al-Aqsara'i (died 779 AH/AD 1378), entitled Hall al-Mujiz, on the abridgment of Avicenna's Canon of medicine (al-Qanun fi al-tibb) by Ibn al-Nafis (died 687 AH/AD 1288). Written in 969 AH/AD 1561 by Khalil Allah Isfarayini, this scholarly codex contains numerous marginal and interlinear glosses and corrections.
Provenance Muhammad Sadiq [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [ownership statement on fol. 1a]; Muhammad Shafi' al-Tabib [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [ownership statement and seal on fol. 1a]; 'Abd Allah Malti al-Tabib [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [private seal on fol. 1b]; 'Abbas Wasim, [1]144 AH [mode of acquisition unknown] [ownership statement and seal dated [1]144 AH on fol. 1a]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
969 AH/AD 1561
Medium
ink and pigments on laid paper covered with re-backed brown leather
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.588
Measurements
Folio H: 9 13/16 x W: 4 15/16 in. (25 x 12.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
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