Dala’il al-khayrat (Guide to good deeds)

Manuscript; Dala’il al-khayrat (Guide to good deeds); Arabic in black and red naskh script; vocalized in red; 66 folios with 2 illustrations in gold silhouette (fols. 10 verso, 11 recto) and 1 illuminated heading (folio 1 verso); standard page: one column, thirteen lines with marginal writings.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in red leather over paper pasteboards with gold and blind tooling on the exterior covers and doublures of green-colored paper. The envelop flap has a surface and a border identical to that on the upper and lower covers.

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Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 19th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 16.5 x 11 cm (6 1/2 x 4 5/16 in)
Geography
Turkey
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1906.306
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Islam, naskh script, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Turkey
Provenance

From at least 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), acquired from an unrecorded source by at least 1906 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Reserved Book List, R. 6013.7, on the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This was one of a lot of ten previously undescribed books, from the Freer house library, which were put under No. 6013 on the Reserved Book List (see Curatorial Remark 1, G.D.G., 1935, in the object record, as well as F1906.302, Curatorial Remark 1, G.D.G., 1935, in the object record).

[2] 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Manuscript; Dala'il al-khayrat (Guide to good deeds); Arabic in black and red naskh script; vocalized in red; 66 folios with 2 illustrations in gold silhouette (fols. 10 verso, 11 recto) and 1 illuminated heading (folio 1 verso); standard page: one column, thirteen lines with marginal writings.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in red leather over paper pasteboards with gold and blind tooling on the exterior covers and doublures of green-colored paper. The envelop flap has a surface and a border identical to that on the upper and lower covers.

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

Copyright with museum