Manuscript comprising a compendium of devotional works, including the Dala'il al-Khayrat (Guides to Good Things) by al-Jazuli

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Manuscript comprising a compendium of devotional works, including the Dala'il al-Khayrat (Guides to Good Things) by al-Jazuli

Turkey, 1787/A.H. 1201
Manuscripts; codices
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
7 5/8 x 5 7/8 in. (19.4 x 14.9 x 2.7 cm)
The Edwin Binney, 3rd, Collection of Turkish Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (M.85.237.54)
Not currently on public view

Curator Notes

Muhammad ibn Sulayman, called al-Jazuli (d. 1465), was the author of a guide for Turkish pilgrims making the hajj to the holy shrines of Mecca and Medina required of each Muslim if at all possible....
Muhammad ibn Sulayman, called al-Jazuli (d. 1465), was the author of a guide for Turkish pilgrims making the hajj to the holy shrines of Mecca and Medina required of each Muslim if at all possible. Numerous examples of such guides are known, dating mainly from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Usual features of such manuscripts, as here, are depictions of the Kaʼba in Mecca and the mosque and tomb of the Prophet in Medina, as a way of orienting the pilgrim.
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Bibliography

  • Lo Terrenal y lo Divino: Arte Islámico siglos VII al XIX Colección del Museo de Arte del Condado de Los Ángeles. Santiago: Centro Cultural La Moneda, 2015.

  • Denny, Walter B.  Turkish Treasures from the Collection of Edward Binney, 3rd.  Portland, OR:  Portland Art Museum, 1979.