Description This colophon from Walters manuscript W.643 explains the nature of the work and gives the name of the calligrapher and the date of copying as Rajab 999 AH/AD 1591.
Provenance Alllah Muhammad 'Ali, 1030 AH/AD 1620-1621 [mode of acquisition unknown] [Round seal in the center of fol. 1a]; Unknown owner, 22 Jum. II 1105 AH/AD 1694 [mode of acquisition unknown] [a note on fol. 1a]; Mahmud, 1115 AH/AD 1703-1704 [mode of acquisition unknown] [Square seal with name Mahmud (partially erased) and an inscription with the date on fol. 1a]; Husayn Shah Ghulami, Dhu al-Qa'dah 1127 AH/AD 1715 [mode of acquisition unknown] [Octagonal seal with name underneath an inscription giving the date on fol. 1a]; Husayn Qavam (?), Daftar, 1301 AH/AD 1883-1884 [mode of acquisition unknown] [ownership statement on fol. 2a]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transliteration] tammat hadhā [sic] al-risālah al-sharīfa[h] /1/ mushtamal [sic] 'alá nikāt latīfah /2/ fī tafsīr abyāt ma'nawīyah 'alá /3/ al-sadr al-Mathawī al-Ma'nawī /4/ qaddasa sirruhu al-'azīz Jalāl /5/ al-Dīn Muhammad al-Rūmī 'alayhi /6/ al-rahmah wa-al-ghufrān /7/ 'alá yad al-kātib al-faqīr Bābā Sāh bn Sultān /8/ 'Alī Isfahānī /8/ fī shahr Rajab al-murajjab /9/ sanat tis' wa-tis'īn wa-tis'imi<'>ah /10/ al-hijrīyah al-nabawīyah /11/
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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