Selection of Hadiths (Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad)

Manuscript; Selection of Hadiths (Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad); Arabic in black, red, and gold naskh and thuluth script with gold rosette verse markers; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation and reading; 35 folios with one illuminated frontispiece (folio 2 recto); 4 interleaves between fols.3-4, fols. 6-7 and fols. 9-10; interlinear and marginal notes; colophon (folio 35 verso); standard page, one column, 7 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in cardboard with doublures of paper.

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Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th century?
Medium
Ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 25.8 x 17.3 cm (10 3/16 x 6 13/16 in)
Geography
Probably Egypt
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1908.228
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy, Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

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

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]

Notes:

[1] See List of Persian Miniatures and Manuscripts, R. List Baroody A, 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

Description

Manuscript; Selection of Hadiths (Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad); Arabic in black, red, and gold naskh and thuluth script with gold rosette verse markers; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation and reading; 35 folios with one illuminated frontispiece (folio 2 recto); 4 interleaves between fols.3-4, fols. 6-7 and fols. 9-10; interlinear and marginal notes; colophon (folio 35 verso); standard page, one column, 7 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in cardboard with doublures of paper.

Inscription(s)

On doublures written with pencil in English: "Arabic, written between the year 600 and 700 of the Hijra period, for the Sultan of Hamma (?) - Isma'il Abu'l-Fida, C.L.F."

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

Copyright with museum