Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.583 is the left side of a double-page composition featuring the mosque compound in Medina with the tombs of Muhammad, Abu Bakr, and 'Umar. The inscription on the two illustrations (fols. 15b-16a) reads: hadhihi sifat al-rawdah al-mubarakah allati dufina fiha rasul Allah sallá Allah 'alayhi wa-sallama wa-sahibahu Abu Bakr wa-'Umar radiya Allah 'anhuma. This inscription can be translated as, "This is the description [image] of the blessed garden in which is buried the Apostle [Prophet] of God, may God bless and save him, and his two companions, Abu Bakr and 'Umar, may God be pleased with them."
Left Side of a Double-page Composition Featuring the Mosque Compound in Medina with the Tombs of Muhammad, Abu Bakr, and 'Umar
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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