Home > Digitized Walters Manuscripts

The Digital Walters

W.615, One hundred sayings


This illuminated copy of One hundred sayings, referred to as Mi’at kalimah in Arabic and Ṣad kalimah in Persian and attributed to the fourth caliph of Islam, ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (d. 40 AH / 661 CE), contains a Persian paraphrase (dubayt) by Rashīd al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Balkhī, known as al-Vaṭvāṭ (Waṭwāṭ) (d. ca. 578 AH / 1182 CE). The manuscript was completed in Iran sometime in the ninth century AH / fifteenth CE. The sayings of `Ali in Arabic are written in blue muḥaqqaq and gold thuluth scripts, and the Persian verses are written in black naskh scripts. The codex opens with an illuminated titlepiece inscribed in white tawqī script (fol. 1b). The dark brown goatskin binding with central lobed medallion and pendants and doublures with filigree decoration may date to the ninth or tenth century AH / fifteenth or sixteenth CE.

Manuscript Description (in a new window) | TEI (XML format) | View at art.thewalters.org

Persistent URLs (PURLs)

The following URLs are assured to route to the named resources. For more information see the ReadMe file.

  • http://purl.thewalters.org/art/W.615/data
  • http://purl.thewalters.org/art/W.615/browse
  • http://purl.thewalters.org/art/W.615/TEI
  • http://purl.thewalters.org/art/W.615/description
    1. Upper board outside

      W.615, Upper board outside
    2. Upper board inside

      W.615, Upper board inside
    3. Front flyleaf ia flap closed

      W.615, Front flyleaf ia flap closed
    4. Front flyleaf ia

      W.615, Front flyleaf ia
    5. Front flyleaf ib

      W.615, Front flyleaf ib
    6. fol. 1a

      W.615, fol. 1a
    7. fol. 1b

      W.615, fol. 1b
    8. fol. 2a

      W.615, fol. 2a
    9. fol. 2b

      W.615, fol. 2b
    10. fol. 3a

      W.615, fol. 3a
    11. fol. 3b

      W.615, fol. 3b
    12. fol. 4a

      W.615, fol. 4a
    13. fol. 4b

      W.615, fol. 4b
    14. fol. 5a

      W.615, fol. 5a
    15. fol. 5b

      W.615, fol. 5b
    16. fol. 6a

      W.615, fol. 6a
    17. fol. 6b

      W.615, fol. 6b
    18. fol. 7a

      W.615, fol. 7a
    19. fol. 7b

      W.615, fol. 7b
    20. fol. 8a

      W.615, fol. 8a
    21. fol. 8b

      W.615, fol. 8b
    22. fol. 9a

      W.615, fol. 9a
    23. fol. 9b

      W.615, fol. 9b
    24. fol. 10a

      W.615, fol. 10a
    25. fol. 10b

      W.615, fol. 10b
    26. fol. 11a

      W.615, fol. 11a
    27. fol. 11b

      W.615, fol. 11b
    28. fol. 12a

      W.615, fol. 12a
    29. fol. 12b

      W.615, fol. 12b
    30. fol. 13a

      W.615, fol. 13a
    31. fol. 13b

      W.615, fol. 13b
    32. fol. 14a

      W.615, fol. 14a
    33. fol. 14b

      W.615, fol. 14b
    34. fol. 15a

      W.615, fol. 15a
    35. fol. 15b

      W.615, fol. 15b
    36. fol. 16a

      W.615, fol. 16a
    37. fol. 16b

      W.615, fol. 16b
    38. fol. 17a

      W.615, fol. 17a
    39. fol. 17b

      W.615, fol. 17b
    40. fol. 18a

      W.615, fol. 18a
    41. fol. 18b

      W.615, fol. 18b
    42. Stub ia

      W.615, Stub ia
    43. Stub ib

      W.615, Stub ib
    44. Lower board inside flap open

      W.615, Lower board inside flap open
    45. Lower board outside flap open

      W.615, Lower board outside flap open
    46. Spine

      W.615, Spine
    47. Head

      W.615, Head
    48. Tail

      W.615, Tail
    49. Fore-edge

      W.615, Fore-edge

    All images listed on this page are of books and manuscripts from private collections and were imaged at the Walters Art Museum. Unless otherwise indicated all images and associated data linked to from this page are released for free under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license for anyone who wants to use them.