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Description This colophon from Walters manuscript W.642, written in Arabic, is dated 965 AH/AD 1557-1558 and gives the name of the scribe as Haydar al-Husayni. It reads as follows: katabahu al-'abd al-faqir al-mudhnib al-muhtaj ilá rahmat Allah /1/ wa-ghufranih Haydar al-Husayni ghaffara Allah lahu wa-li-man qara<'>ahu /2/ wa-nazara fihi sanat khams wa-sittin wa-tas'imi<'>ah /3/.
Provenance Unknown collection [seal erased; original shelfmark of 3934 on on tail edge of codex]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transliteration] katabahu al-'abd al-faqīr al-mudhnib al-muhtāj ilá rahmat Allāh /1/ wa-ghufrānih Haydar al-Husaynī ghaffara Allāh lahu wa-li-man qara<'>ahu /2/ wa-nazara fīhi sanat khams wa-sittīn wa-tas'imi<'>ah /3/
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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965 AH/AD 1557-1558 (Safavid)
ink and pigments on cream-colored, gold-sprinkled laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 9 5/8 x W: 5 7/8 in. (24.5 x 15 cm)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
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