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MSS 1283, fols 13b–14a
MSS 1283, fols 13b–14a

The Dala’il al-Khayrat of al-Jazuli and Other Prayers

MSS 1283

India, or possibly Mecca by Indian artists

dated rajab 1216 (November 1801) & ramadan 1216 (January 1802

MSS 1283, fols 13b–14a
MSS 1283, fols 82b–83a

The Dala’il al-Khayrat of al-Jazuli and Other Prayers

MSS 1283

India, or possibly Mecca by Indian artists

dated rajab 1216 (November 1801) & ramadan 1216 (January 1802

ink and opaque watercolour on paper

   

101 folios; 25 x 16cm (page)

The manuscript has one single and two double pages of illustrations. In addition to the depiction of the Prophet’s tomb (folio 15a) which the text describes, there are views of the Prophet’s mosque at Medina and the al-Baqi‘ cemetery (folios 13b–14a) as well as the Masjid al-Haram at Mecca, Mount ‘Arafat and Jerusalem (folios 82b–83a). The diagrammatic style of the depictions relates them to contemporary pilgrimage scrolls, especially those painted by Indian artists resident in Mecca. (See MSS 745.1–3)