Kitab al-milal wa al-nihal (Book of religious and philosophical sects) by Abu al- Fath Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Karim al-Shahrastani (d.1153)

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Manuscript; Kitab al-milal wa al-nihal (Book of religious and philosophical sects) by Abu al- Fath Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Karim al-Shahrastani; Arabic in black naskhi script; 212 folios; standard page: 1 column, 20 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript with an envelope flap is bound in brown leather over paper pasteboards; the lower and upper cover both have a border of multiple fillets.

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Historical period(s)
12th-13th century
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 32.8 x 23.5 x 5 cm (12 15/16 x 9 1/4 x 1 15/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1937.47
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
naskh script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1937
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]

From 1937
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Description

Manuscript; Kitab al-milal wa al-nihal (Book of religious and philosophical sects) by Abu al- Fath Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Karim al-Shahrastani; Arabic in black naskhi script; 212 folios; standard page: 1 column, 20 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript with an envelope flap is bound in brown leather over paper pasteboards; the lower and upper cover both have a border of multiple fillets.

Published References
  • Arthur John Arberry. Specimens of Arabic and Persian Palaeography. London. pl. 9.
  • Encyclopedia of Islam., New Edition. Leiden. pp. 263-64.
  • Carl Brockelmann. Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur. 3 vols., suppl., Leiden, 1937-1943. pp. 428-29, 762.
  • Hagop Kevorkian. Exhibition of the Kevorkian Collection Including Objects Excavated Under His Supervision. New York. No. 257.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum