Keble MS. 89 (Keble College Library, Keble College, University of Oxford)
A calligraphic work containing the advice of Amīr al-Muʼminīn ʻAlī to his son al-Ḥasan.
One column of 7 lines per page. 230 × 180 mm.
Script: Apart from fol. 1b and fol. 25b, there are three lines of fine calligraphic thuluth script interspersed with two groups of two lines of calligraphic naskh script.
Fol. 1b contains a title heading panel in blue and gold. Sentences throughout are punctuated with small gold, red, and blue florettes. Text box in red, blue and gold lines.
Eastern binding with envelope flap severely damaged with only portions of the original leather remaining and the boards crumbling. Rear board has a stamped medallion.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented to Keble College Library by Rev. Greville J. Chester, May, 1880.
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Funding of Cataloguing
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation