Able of Christian calendars

Record ID: 
113020
Accession number: 
MS M.904
Title: 
Able of Christian calendars
Created: 
Probably Turkey, ca. 1780 or later.
Binding: 
Front cover of light brown morocco with a gold cartouche containing arabesque leaves and tulips and a border of gold braid between two gold fillets; the mismatched back cover is of dark brown morocco with a center lobed medallion with a insert patterned with molded cloud band and arabesque designs; the doublures are cream paper.
Description: 
18 leaves (23 lines) : paper ; 191 x 130 mm
Provenance: 
Purchased from Pierre Berès, Paris, 1961.
Notes: 

Ms. written ca. 1780 or later, probably in Turkey; miniatures added in the twentieth century, possibly in Europe.
Decoration: 27 archaistic miniatures.
Incipit: al-hamdu lillāhʾl-walī waʾl-ṣalātu ʻalā nabīyinā wa-ālihi ajmaʻīn (fol. 2).
Text box varies, but is generally 182 x 85 mm.

Language: 
Turkish
Classification: