Description Walters manuscript W.589 is a codex containing 2 short works on precious stones ascribed to Jamal al-Din al-Tifashi and Aristotle. The piece attributed to Aristotle is likely to be a paraphrase or extract from that author's Liber mineralium (or Lapidarius). This anonymous Ottoman copy was penned in 989 AH/AD 1581, possibly in Syria.
- The Cross and the Crescent: Books from the Ottoman Age. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003.
Provenance Grand Vizier 'Ali Pasha (?) [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [erased waqf seal with shelf mark 1830 or 8830 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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