Category:Bestiary by Muhammad ibn Mahmud Tusi (Walters MS 593)
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Shams al-Din Muhammad al-Tusi
|Title||Turkish: Aja'ib al-makhluqat
Wonders of creation
Walters manuscript W.659
|Year of publication||
English: Walters manuscript W.593 is an illuminated and illustrated copy of a Persian version of the famous 'Aja'ib al-makhluqat (Wonders of creation) by Zakariya' al-Qazwini (died 682 AH/AD 1283), composed by Shams al-Din Muhammad al-Tusi (active 6th century AH/AD 12th). The text, in black Nasta'liq script, may have been written by an Iranian scribe in the 10th century AH/AD 16th in Ottoman Turkey. It opens with an illuminated medallion inscribed with the author's name (fol. 1a), followed by a double-page illuminated incipit (fols. 1b-2a). The text is illustrated with 181 paintings of different sizes that offer an interesting iconography for Tusi manuscripts. The red leather binding is not contemporary with the manuscript and probably dates to the 13th century AH/AD 19th.
Media in category "Bestiary by Muhammad ibn Mahmud Tusi (Walters MS 593)"
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- Muhammad ibn Mahmud Tusi - A Large, Winged Fish - Walters W59338B - Detail A.jpg 1,611 × 1,800; 486 KB
- Muhammad ibn Mahmud Tusi - A Large, Winged Fish - Walters W59338B.jpg 1,188 × 1,800; 261 KB
- Muhammad ibn Mahmud Tusi - First Half of a Map of the World - Walters W59352B - Open (2).jpg 1,800 × 1,418; 2.89 MB
- Muhammad ibn Mahmud Tusi - First Half of a Map of the World - Walters W59352B - Open.jpg 1,135 × 1,800; 2.31 MB
- Muhammad ibn Mahmud Tusi - Second Half of a Map of the World - Walters W59353A - Open.jpg 1,185 × 1,800; 2.52 MB
- Muhammad ibn Mahmud Tusi - Wonders of Creation - Walters W593 - Top Exterior.jpg 1,197 × 1,800; 220 KB