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This Ottoman devotional manual, the Hizb al-Nawawi, is a later copy of a book of prayers written by the esteemed Mamluk scholar Muhiyi al-Din Abi Zakariya Yahya b. Sharaf b. Muri al-Nawawi (d. 1277). This particular copy was signed by the Ottoman court calligrapher Muhammad Amir on the fifteenth of Sha'ban, 1152 (November 17, 1739)
Notes in the front of this tiny Qur'an, in 'ghubar' script, state that it was given to the Qajar emperor Fath 'Ali Shah, reign 1798–1834, so that he could carry it in his pocket at all times. Binding is 19th C. Tabriz, Iran. Islamic manuscript: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. Laquered Binding: painted pasteboard.
Illuminated Double Page of a Yusuf and Zulaikha of Jami Maulana Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman Jami (1414–92) Object Name: Illustrated manuscript Date: ca. 1580 Geography: Iran, Shiraz Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Dimensions: 10 x 5 3/4in. (25.4 x 14.6cm) Classification: Codices Credit Line: Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913