CODRINGTON/READE NO 4 (1). BOX 3. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
1 copy of al-Ṣahīfah al-Kāmilah by Zayn al-ʻĀbidīn ʻAlī ibn al-Ḥusayn, d. 710?
Legendary attribution. The reputed author is the fourth Imam of the Shi'ites.
Bound with Nos 4 (1B), 4 (2), 4 (3), 4 (4) Bound upside down. .
11 lines on a page
ff. xx-xx Naskh Shaykh ʻAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad Bāqir al-Hakīm شيخ عبد الله بن محمد باقر الحكيم ff. xx-xx The prayer for Friday follows the colophon and appears to be in a different hand. However, the layout of the pages and their fabric is the same as in the earlier part.
Iluminated panel at beginning.
Headings in red and gold.
- marginalia English descriptive notes on front flyleaf, recto.
Binding: Oriental leather binding with inset tooled panels. Paper of text panels inset, the join covered by ruled margins.
Central panels with inscriptions: a) Allāh Kāfī ( الله كافي ). b) Yā Muḥammad ( يا محمد ).
On attached leather panel on spine: R.A.S. MS. Cat. 30. On pieces of paper on spine: Persian 4.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by Major David Price.