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Country of Location:
Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
Cologny
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Fondation Martin Bodmer
Shelfmark:
Shelfmark
Cod. Bodmer 501
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
"Sentences of Ali"
Caption:
Caption
Paper · 21 ff. · 33.5 x 21.6 cm · Bukhara · 1559
Language:
Language
Persian
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
This manuscript, written in Persian, contains a selection of the “One Hundred Sayings by Ali,” a collection of sayings and proverbs traditionally attributed to Ali ibn Abi Talib, the fourth rightly guided Caliph as well as cousin and son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad. Among the Shiites (from šīʿat ʿAlī, the “party of Ali"), Ali plays an important religious role as the first imam. This manuscript was written in 1559 by the calligrapher Jalal ibn Muhammad in Bukhara. For the text he used the Nastaliq script, a calligraphic script widely used for the Persian-Arabic alphabet; for the titles, however, he used the ordinary Arabic Nasḫī script. The six full-page miniatures, highlighted in gold, were added in the second/third quarter of the 17th century. Noteworthy on p. 9v at bottom center is the rare depiction of a figure turning his back to the observer, of whom one can see only the back of the head. On the same page at the left, behind several musicians, two Europeans can be recognized by their clothing. (wid)
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0501 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0501)
Permanent link:
Permanent link
http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0501
IIIF Manifest URL:
IIIF Manifest URL
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How to quote:
How to quote
Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 501: "Sentences of Ali" (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/fmb/cb-0501).
Online Since:
Online Since
06/25/2015
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Document Type:
Document Type
Manuscript
Century:
Century
16th century
Dated:
Dated
1559
Decoration:
Decoration
Figurative, Full Page, Fully Painted, Gold / Silver, Margin, Ornamental, Penwork
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