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Collection of Prayers for the Prophet Muhammad
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Collection of Prayers for the Prophet Muhammad

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Description Walters manuscript W.583 is an illuminated copy of the collection of prayers for the Prophet Muhammad entitled Dala'il al-khayrat, composed by Muhammad al-Jazuli (died 877 AH/AD 1472). The text was written in black Naskh script in the 11th century AH/AD 17th in Ottoman Turkey. It contains two facing illustrations (fols. 15b-16a) featuring the mosque compound in Medina with the tombs of Muhammad, Abu Bakr, and 'Umar. The reddish-brown goatskin binding is decorated with a central lobed medallion and four corner compartments with arabesque designs on a gold ground and decorative frames.
  • Poetry and Prayer: Islamic Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010.
Provenance Leon Gruel, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [book plate: no. 1155 LG]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase [from Leon Gruel]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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11th century AH/AD 17th century (Ottoman)
ink and pigments on laid European paper covered with reddish-brown goatskin with gold
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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Folio H: 7 1/2 x W: 4 3/4 in. (19 x 12 cm)
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