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mss-0563-fol-1a
mss-0563-fol-1a

A Takhmis of al-Busiri’s Qasidat al-burdah (al-kawakib al-durriyah), by al-Fayyumi

MSS 563

Egypt

circa AH 767/AD 1365

mss-0563-fol-1a

A Takhmis of al-Busiri’s Qasidat al-burdah (al-kawakib al-durriyah), by al-Fayyumi

MSS 563

Egypt

circa AH 767/AD 1365

colophon illuminated title page with dedication over original certificate of commissioning; text copied in gold and black

original dedication overpainted with a later dedication to Arghun al-dawadar al-kabir, also known as Arghun al-Is‘irdi.

28 folios; 29.5 x 20cm

copied by Ridwan bin Muhammad al-Tabrizi originally copied for Abi Muhammad ‘Abd al-Halim al-Marini, who briefly ruled in Sijilmasa in the western Maghrib until his deposition in AH 764 (AD 1362–3), then took refuge in Cairo in dhu’l-Qa‘dah 766 (July–August 1365);