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Amplified Poem in Honor of the Prophet Muhammad
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Amplified Poem in Honor of the Prophet Muhammad


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Description Walters manuscript W.581 is a copy of the poem in honor of the Prophet Muhammad known as Qasidat al-burdah (The poem of the mantle) by Sharaf al-Din Muhammad al-Busiri (died 694 AH/AD 1294), with an amplification (takhmis) by Nasir al-Din Muhammad al-Fayyumi. The amplification and the text of the Qasidat al-burdah were written in Naskh and Thuluth scripts respectively by Ridwan ibn Muhammad al-Tabizi in 767 AH/AD 1366, probably for the Mawlawi (Mevlevi) Library in Konya, Turkey.
Exhibitions
  • Speaking the Word of God: Illuminated Korans from the Walters Art Museum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2007.
Provenance Mawlawi (Mevlevi) Library, Konya, Turkey (?), 767 AH/AD 1366 [mode of acquisition unknown] [bi-rasm al-Khizanah al-Karimah al-'Aliyah al-Mawlawiyah… (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
767 AH/AD 1366
Medium
ink and pigments on laid paper with chain lines grouped in twos covered in brownish-red leather
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.581
Measurements
Folio H: 10 5/8 x W: 7 1/16 in. (27 x 18 cm)
Geography
  • Turkey (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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