- Walters Ms. W.420, Almugavar Hours
- This book of hours was produced ca. 1510-1520 for a member of the Catalonian Almugavar (or Almogàver) family, whose coat of arms appears throughout the manuscript in the borders of the lavish full-page miniatures. There are twenty-six full-page polychrome miniatures (three are missing), of which six were removed from the original quire structure after portions of the miniatures were excised, and then returned to the manuscript, having been pasted onto heavy card-stock folios. There are also eighteen full-page incipits, of which three include historiated vignettes, and numerous folios with elaborate floral motif borders. A significant number of feast days associated with Barcelona help reinforce the Spanish attribution of the manuscript, although the style of the decoration is clearly influenced by contemporary Flemish design.
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- 1510 to 1520
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- Walters Ms. W.616, Collected works (Kulliyat)
- Saʿdī, Musharrif al-Dīn ibn Muṣliḥ Saʿdī Shīrāzī, مشرف الدين بن مصلح سعدي شيرازي, and No author name given.
- Persian and Arabic
- This is an illuminated and illustrated copy of the collected works (Kullīyāt) of Saʿdī (d. 691 AH / 1292 CE). The text, which was completed on 10 Jumādá II 926 AH / 1520 CE, is written in nastaʿlīq script in black, with incidentals in gold and blue. The codex originally opened with a double-page illuminated frontispiece (fols. 1b-2a), although fol. 1b was replaced at some point in the manuscript's history. There are thirteen paintings illustrating the text, and illuminated incipit pages introduce the beginning of each individual work. The gold-brushed brown leather binding with floral and vine decoration seems to be contemporary with, although not original to, the manuscript.
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