al-Kawakib al-durriya fi madh khayr al-barriyya (Celestial lights in praise of the best of the creation) known as Qasida al-burda (Poems of the mantle) by Sharaf al-Din Abi Abdallah Muhammad ibn Sa’id Dalasi al-Busiri (d.1296)

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Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th-15th century
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (overall): 33.5 x 24.8 cm (13 3/16 x 9 3/4 in)
Egypt or Syria
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Egypt, illumination, Islam, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), muhaqqaq script, Poem of the Mantle, rayhani script, Syria

To 1908
M. Baroody, Beirut, to 1908 [1]

From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from M. Baroody in 1908 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See List of Persian Miniatures and Manuscripts, R. List Baroody B, pg. 105, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

M. Baroody (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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