London, South Kensington
18 April 2016
SIGNED BY KHUZR BIN MUBARAK BIN AHMAD BIN MUHAMMAD SHAH AL-HER(AWI?) AL-MUTATABBIB, TIMURID HERAT, DATED 25 JUMADA II AH 801/4 MARCH 1399 AD
A collection on medical extracts and prescriptions, including a treatise on the healing properties of natural substances, probably an Arabic translation of the work of Isma'il Timurshahi, Arabic manuscript on paper, 136ff. plus two fly-leaves, opening folios with 17ll black naskh script, words in or overlined in red, the majority of folios with tables in red and black, tables, red ruled margins and divisions, signed and dated colophon on final page, red morocco binding with decoupe medallion and spandrels on blue ground, dark brown morocco doublures with stamped cusped medallion and borders (binding reversed)
Text 8 1/8 x 4 ¾in. (20.7 x 12cm.); folio 10 x 6 1/8in. (25.4 x 15.6cm.)
The Hagop Kevorkian Collection (734) ; acquired Sotheby's, 18 April 1983, lot 144
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Although the author of the present work remains anonymous, we know that the scribe who copied it was a doctor himself as indicated by his laqab al-mutatabbib, from tabib (doctor).
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