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Leaf from Poem in Honor of the Prophet Muhammad
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Leaf from Poem in Honor of the Prophet Muhammad


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Description According to certain Muslim traditions, the prophet Muhammad would act as an intercessor, asking Allah (God) for entry into Paradise, on behalf of the believer. Various devotional works contain supplicating prayers and texts that honor the Prophet in poetic form. One example is Qasidat al-Burda (Poem of the Mantle), by Sharaf al-Din al-Busiri (born ca. 1212), who writes in this work: By this eulogy have I served him, Hoping to be redeemed from the sins of a Life of odes and patronage. –Qasidat al-Burda, line 140
Exhibitions
  • Paradise Imagined: Images of the Garden in the Islamic and Christian World. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2012.
Provenance [Two erased large seals on folio 1a]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
11th century AH/AD 17th century-12th century AH/AD 18th century
Medium
ink and pigments on cream, glazed paper for main panel with multi-colored paper for inlaid margins
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.582.12B
Measurements
H: 10 1/16 x W: 6 1/2 in. (25.5 x 16.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Turkey (Place of Origin)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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