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Compendium of Medicine
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Compendium of Medicine


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Description Walters manuscript W.595 is a compendium/encyclopedia of medicine entitled Zakhirah-i Khvarazmshahi, composed by Zayn al-Din al-Jurjani (died 531 AH/AD 1136). It was copied by Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf ibn Mahammad al-Zarir (?) al-Kazaruni Shirani in 889 AH/AD 1484. The text opens with a double-page illuminated incipit with verses alluding to the title of the work.
Exhibitions
  • Bindings from the Islamic World. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988.
Provenance 'Ali [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [ownership statement (min kutub) and seal 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
22 Rabi' II 889 AH/AD 1484
Medium
ink and pigments on creamy, thin paper covered with red leather with light brown leather doublures
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.595
Measurements
Folio H: 12 x W: 7 5/16 in. (30.5 x 18.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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