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Colophon in Gold Tawqi‘ Script


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Description While the texts of Walters manuscript W.581are written in Thuluth and Naskh scripts, the scribe used Tawqi" script to write the colophon, as was common in the Islamic manuscript tradition. The scribe signs himself as Ridwan ibn Muhammad al-Tabizi and indicates that the manuscript was copied in 767 AH/AD 1366.
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.
Inscriptions [Transliteration] katabahā al-faqīru ilá Allāhi al-ghanī /1/ Ridwānu ibn Muhammadin al-Tabrīzīyu fī /2/ Jumādá al-ākhir min sanati sab'in wa-sittīna /3/ wa-sab'imi'atin hāmidan li-Llāh ta'ālá /4/ 'alá ni'amih al-sābighah wa-musalliyan /5/ 'alá nabīyih Muhammadin wa-ālihi wa-sahbihi musalliman /6/
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
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.581.27A
Measurements
H: 10 5/8 x W: 7 1/16 in. (27 x 18 cm)
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