Kitab al-shifa bi-ta’rif huquq al-mustafa fi’l-hadith (Book on Islamic law, traditions and Muslim obligations) by Abu’l- Fadl Iyad b. Musa al-Yahsaba al-Andalusi (d.1149)

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Manuscript; Kitab al-shifa bi-ta’rif huquq al-mustafa fi’l-hadith by Abu’l- Fadl Iyad b. Musa al-Yahsaba al-Andalusi; text: Arabic in thuluth and naskh scripts; 197 folios with one double-page frontispiece (fols. 1 verso- 2recto), colophon (fol. 197verso); seals: oval, tughra, and circular, illegible (fols.1recto, 2recto,197verso), inscription on flyleaf (fol. 1recto); standard page: four columns.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in brown leather over paper pasteboards with blind tooling on the exterior covers; the upper and lower covers both have a border of multiple fillets.

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Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Muhammad b. Hamdan al-Adhru'i al-Shafi'i
Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 15th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 30.5 x 21.3 cm (12 x 8 3/8 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.26
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Egypt, Henri Vever collection, illumination, Islam, Islamic law, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), naskh script, thuluth script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 1932
Indjoudjian Collection, Paris, France. [1]

To 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France. [2]

From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. [3]

From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. [4]

Notes:

[1] The object is documented as having appeared in the Indjoudjian collection by at least December 19, 1932. See Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 7: Chart of Recent Provenance" in An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection, Glenn D. Lowry et al (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 399.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.

[4] See note 3.

Previous Owner(s)

Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Indjoudjian Freres

Description

Manuscript; Kitab al-shifa bi-ta'rif huquq al-mustafa fi'l-hadith by Abu'l- Fadl Iyad b. Musa al-Yahsaba al-Andalusi; text: Arabic in thuluth and naskh scripts; 197 folios with one double-page frontispiece (fols. 1 verso- 2recto), colophon (fol. 197verso); seals: oval, tughra, and circular, illegible (fols.1recto, 2recto,197verso), inscription on flyleaf (fol. 1recto); standard page: four columns.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in brown leather over paper pasteboards with blind tooling on the exterior covers; the upper and lower covers both have a border of multiple fillets.

Inscription(s)

Pencil notation on flyleaf, (fol. 1 recto) "Kitab al-shifa bi-ta'rif huquq al-mustafa fi'l-hadith written by the Shaykh, Imam of the universe, the learned al-qadi Abu'l-Fadl Iyad b. Musa al-Yahsaba. May God bless him and be pleased with him. Amen."
Colophon, (fol.197verso) "This auspicious book was completed by the hand of him who is in need of God the Exalted, Muhammad b. Hamdan al-Adhru'i al-Shafi'i, may God forgive him and all the Muslims. The date of the eighth of auspicious Shawwal....seven hundred [?]; Praise be to God alone, God bless our lord Muhammad and his family and his companions."
Seals: fol. 1recto, 197verso, oval (Bayazid II), tughra [illegible]; fol. 2 recto, circular: This, our record, speaks about you in truth [Sura al-Jathiya (the Crouching), sura 45: 29]; smudged tugra."

Published References
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 52, p. 40-41.
  • Collection de Indjoudjian: Arts du Proche-Orient des grandes epoques. Paris. .
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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