Description In this colophon from Walters manuscript W.641, the scribe Sultan "Ali indicates that the manuscript was completed in 899 AH/AD 1493-1494 in the city of Herat, which is in present day Afghanistan. It reads as follows: qad faragha min taswid hdh al-kitab bi-'awn al-malik al-wahhab aqall al-'ibad /1/ Sultan 'Ali tajawaza Allah 'an sayyia<'>atih fi shuhur /2/ sanat tis' wa-tis'in wa-thamanimi<'>ah /3/ bi-baldat Harat /4/ m [=tamma] /5/.
Provenance Sultan 'Uthman (reigned 1027 AH/AD 1618-1031 AH/AD 1622) (?) [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [erased waqf-seal and waqf-registration statement probably belonging to the Sultan on folio 1a]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transliteration] qad faragha min taswīd h<ā>dh<ā> al-kitāb bi-'awn al-malik al-wahhāb aqall al-'ibād /1/ Sultān 'Alī tajāwaza Allāh 'an sayyiā<'>ātih fī shuhūr /2/ sanat tis' wa-tis'īn wa-thamānimi<'>ah /3/ bi-baldat Harāt /4/ m [=tamma] /5/
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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