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Illuminated Colophon


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Description This illuminated colophon from Walters manuscript W.743, dated Ramadan 1269 AH/AD 1853, contains significant information. In it, the scribe Muhammad Salih ibn 'Umar states that he was born in Kumuljunah (Gümülcine, Komotini in northeastern Greece) and resided in the Madrasat Mulazimlar, in the vicinity of Hammam Sulaymaniyah in al-Qustantiniyah (Istanbul). He also indicates being a pupil of Amin al-Bahjat (Behcet).
Provenance Robert L. Fox [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1990, by gift.
Inscriptions [Transliteration] wa-bi-Allāh al-tawfīq /1/ katabahu al-faqīr al-haqīr al-muhtāj ilá rahmat Rabbih al-Qadīr /2/ ad'af al-khattātin al-ma'rūf bi-Muhammad Sālih bn 'Umar /3/ mawlidhu ma'rūf fī Diyār al-Rūm bi-madīnat Kūmuljunah wa-maskanuhu /4/ bi-Madrasat Mulāzimlar fī qurb Hammām Sulaymānīyah fī al-Qustantinīyah /5/ wa-huwa min talāmīdh Amīn al-Bahjat wa-kāna tahrīruhu ma'ahu tis'atan [sic] /6/ ghafara Allāh lahum wa-li-wālidayhim wa-li-man nazara ilayhi wa-li-al-mu'minīn wa-al-mu'mināt /7/ wa-al-muslimīn wa-al-muslimāt al-ahyā' minhum wa-al-amwāt /8/ bi-rahmatika yā arham al-rāhimin fī shahr Ramadān al-mubārak /9/ fī yawm al-ithnayn sanat tis' wa-sittīn wa-mi'atayn wa-alf min al-hijrah /10/ man lahu al-'izz wa-al-sharaf Allāhumma salli 'alá Muhammad wa-<ā>lih ajma'in /11/
Credit Gift of Robert L. Fox, 1990

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Period
1269 AH/AD 1853 (Ottoman)
Medium
ink and pigments on laid European paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.743.257B
Measurements
H: 6 5/16 x W: 4 5/16 in. (16 x 11 cm)
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