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)

Manuscript; 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; Arabic in black and red muhaqqaq and rayhani scripts with gold rosettes and marginal medallions; 26 folios with one illuminated colophon (folio 26 recto) and a finispiece (folio 26 verso); inscription (flyleaf) standard page, one column, 12 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in leather over paper pasteboards with doublures of paper.

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Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th-15th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 33.5 x 24.8 cm (13 3/16 x 9 3/4 in)
Geography
Egypt or Syria
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1908.229
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Egypt, illumination, Islam, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), muhaqqaq script, Poem of the Mantle, rayhani script, Syria
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Manuscript; 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; Arabic in black and red muhaqqaq and rayhani scripts with gold rosettes and marginal medallions; 26 folios with one illuminated colophon (folio 26 recto) and a finispiece (folio 26 verso); inscription (flyleaf) standard page, one column, 12 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in leather over paper pasteboards with doublures of paper.

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