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Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn ‘Amid al-Din 'Ali al-Husayni al-Najafi al-Nasabah, Kitab bahr al-ansab al-musamma bi'l-mushajjar al-kashshaf li-usul al-sadah al-ashraf, a genealogy of the Prophet, Egypt, Ottoman, dated 1054 AH/1644 AD
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Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn ‘Amid al-Din 'Ali al-Husayni al-Najafi al-Nasabah, Kitab bahr al-ansab al-musamma bi'l-mushajjar al-kashshaf li-usul al-sadah al-ashraf, a genealogy of the Prophet, Egypt, Ottoman, dated 1054 AH/1644 AD
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Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn ‘Amid al-Din 'Ali al-Husayni al-Najafi al-Nasabah, Kitab bahr al-ansab al-musamma bi'l-mushajjar al-kashshaf li-usul al-sadah al-ashraf, a genealogy of the Prophet, Egypt, Ottoman, dated 1054 AH/1644 AD
Arabic manuscript on watermarked paper, 154 pages plus 2 fly-leaves, between 32 and 38 lines to the page, written in black naskh script, important sentences and titles in blue and red, brown leather binding stamped with a central chi cloud motif within an almond-form cartouche
28.5 by 21cm.
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Catalogue Note

Genealogies are usually in two formats: mabsut (flattened, and in a prose format) or mushajjar (designed as a tree and with charts). This example in the so called tree-format and it is divided into fifteen chapters, listed on f.2b. The text is written on watermarked paper with three crescent moons (trelune), and the binding bears a central almond-shaped panel decorated with the chi cloud design common in Ottoman Turkey from the sixteenth century onwards (see Deroche 2015, p.300).

A copy of the same text, attributed to the sixteenth century, in now in the Yale University Library (inv. no.Landberg MSS 118), whilst a further copy in recorded in Brockelmann to be in the National Library, Cairo (inv. no.V,346; Brockelmann S II p.971).

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