Manuscript/Mixed Material Durrat al-tāj. درة التاج. / درة التاج

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Title

  • Durrat al-tāj.

Other Title

  • درة التاج.
  • درة التاج

Summary

  • Shiite prayer book; consists of prayers to be said on the visitation of Caliph ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib's tomb.
  • This manuscript of Durrat al-tāj (The crown jewel) is a Shiite prayer book, consisting of prayers to be said when making a visitation to the tomb of Caliph ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib (circa 601-61). 'Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib is one of the most revered religious and holy figures of Islam. In Iran, he is referred to by the honorary name Amir al-Muʼminin, which translates from Arabic as “Commander of the Faithful” and is used to refer to him in Persian. Written works by 'Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib and sayings attributed to him are sacred to the Shiite faithful, particularly among Persian speakers. The manuscript was probably written in Iran, possibly in the 17th century. The paper is of a thick, cream-colored polished Middle Eastern style, without distinctive chain or laid lines, and no watermark. The text is written in black ink in naskhī script, nine lines on each page, with gold decorations between lines. The borders of the written area are lined with black ink, with profuse decoration outside of the written area. The text is rubricated. The title was added by a later hand. There is no colophon. The binding is referred to as chahargusheh, meaning a frame binding made around a Kashmiri shawl dating from the first half of the 1700s (circa 1740s). World Digital Library.

Names

  • Ibn Rustam Khān Ṣafī Qulī.

Created / Published

  • [17th century?]

Headings

  • -  ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib,--Caliph,--approximately 600-661--Tomb
  • -  Manuscripts, Persian--Washington (D.C.)
  • -  Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages--Iraq--Kūfah--Early works to 1800
  • -  Shīʻah--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800
  • -  Shīʻah--Customs and practices--Early works to 1800
  • -  Iran
  • -  Iraq

Notes

  • -  Incipit: Durrat al-tāj ʻibārāt-i sharīf ... amma baʻd, bandah ba-ikhlāṣ-i dūdmān-i khilāfat-i nishān-i vilāyat-i tavāmān-i Safavī Ibn Rustam Khān Ṣafī Qulī maʻrūz̤-i ḥijāb-i bār-kāh malāyik-i sipāh mī-kardand ...
  • -  Binding is referred to as "chahargusheh" or a frame binding around a Kashmiri shawl from the first half of the 1700's (circa 1740's).
  • -  Fol. 6a: Ibn Rustam Khān Ṣafī Qulī.
  • -  Folios 1a-37b.
  • -  Lacks colophon.
  • -  Library of Congress manuscript, Persian Cage 249 (122).
  • -  Manuscript.
  • -  Naskhī script; 9 lines in written area 14 x 7 cm.
  • -  Paper: thick, cream colored polished Middle Eastern style, without distinctive chain or laid lines, and no water mark, with profuse decoration out side of the written area, black ink with gold decorations between lines and around lined borders of written area; rubricated.
  • -  Probably written in Kufah, Iraq or Iran.
  • -  Title "Durrat al-tāj" written in heavy dark ink by a later hand on fol. 1a; folio 21a has barely legible date 1246 (1830/1831 C.E.).
  • -  Title from folio 1a.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
  • -  Persian and Arabic.
  • -  digital files not viewed; td12 2013-7-16
  • -  Near East scanned
  • -  Incipit: درة التاج عبارات شريف ... اما بعد بنده باخلاص دودمان خلافت نشان ولايت توامان صفوي ابن رستم خان صفي قلي معروض حجاب باركاه ملايك سپاه ميكردند...

Medium

  • 37 leaves (9 lines), bound : paper ; 22.7 x 14 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • BP193.1 .I25 1600z

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2012498359

Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

The contents of the Library of Congress Persian Language Manuscript Project are in the public domain or have no known copyright restrictions and are free to use and reuse.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, African and Middle East Division, Near East Section Persian Manuscript Collection

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