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Title: The Dala’il al-Khayrat of al-Jazuli and the Qasidat al-Burdah of al-Busiri
Location: North Africa
Materials: ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper; contemporary gold-tooled red morocco binding
Dimensions: 233 folios; 11.4 x 11cm
Accession Number: MSS 172
The manuscript includes 2 diagrammatic drawings of the al-Hujrah al-sharifah (folio 16b) and the al-Rawdah al-mutahharah (folio 18a), at the Prophet’s mosque in Medina. The depiction of the Holy Sanctuary at Mecca, normally found in Ottoman copies of the work but which is not described in al-Jazuli’s text, is absent from copies made in North Africa.
text copied in maghribi naskh; 10 lines to the page