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)

citation

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.

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.

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

Copyright with museum