Folio from Fath al-Bari fi sharh al-Bukhari (Victory of the creator, a commentary on al-Bukhari) by Ibn Hadjar al-Askalani (d.1449); Illuminated title page

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Fath al-bari fi sharh al-bukhari (Victory of the creator, a commentary on al-Bukhari) by Ibn Hadjar al-Askalani; recto: text, seal, one column, 29 lines; verso: illuminated title page: sarlawh with title, shamsa containing the name of author, seal and inscription; Arabic in black and red naskhi script; heading in white thuluth script; marginal medallion; vocalized in black.
Border: The recto is set in blue rulings on cream-colored paper; the verso is set in gold, black, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Maker(s)
Author: Ibn Hadjar al-'Askalani
Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 15th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 31.8 x 25 cm (12 1/2 x 9 13/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1931.24
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, illumination, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), naskh script, thuluth script
Provenance

To 1931
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York to 1931 [1]

From 1931
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1931 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872-1962

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Fath al-bari fi sharh al-bukhari (Victory of the creator, a commentary on al-Bukhari) by Ibn Hadjar al-Askalani; recto: text, seal, one column, 29 lines; verso: illuminated title page: sarlawh with title, shamsa containing the name of author, seal and inscription; Arabic in black and red naskhi script; heading in white thuluth script; marginal medallion; vocalized in black.
Border: The recto is set in blue rulings on cream-colored paper; the verso is set in gold, black, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Inscription(s)

Illuminated title page: waqf or deed of gift is written in red, and al-Madrasa Khalil Beg is written in black. Seal reads Khalil Beg.

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