Description Walters manuscript W.586 is an illuminated copy of the popular work on the duties of Muslims toward the Prophet Muhammad known as al-Shifa' by 'Iyad al-Yahsubi (died 544 AH/AD 1149). According to the colophon, it was completed in 1191 AH/AD 1777 by Salim al-Rashid. The text is written in Turkish Naskh script in black ink with incidentals in red and gold. The dark brown leather binding is contemporary with the manuscript.
Provenance al-Sayyid Abu Bakr al-Hilmi, 1281(?) AH/AD 1864-1865 [mode of acquisition unknown] [seal impression with the name and date 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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