Maqālah fī khalq al-insān. = مقالة في خلق الانسان.

Saʻīd ibn Hibat Allāh ibn al-Ḥusayn, 1004-1101.
سعيد بن هبة الله بن الحسين, 1004-1101.
Other Title:
Khalq al-insān.
خلق الانسان.
[Syria or Iraq], A.H. 689 (1290)
84 leaves : paper ; 255 x 172 (185 x 125-130) mm. bound to 257 x 182 mm.
Medicine -- Early works to 1800.
Medicine, Arab.
Reproduction -- Early works to 1800.
Soul -- Early works to 1800.
Codices (bound manuscripts).
Manuscripts, Arabic -- 13th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Medical treatise in 50 chapters, 35 concerning reproduction and the final 15 addressing the soul and intellect from a neoplatonic perspective. Some marginal notes. Persian inscriptions recording births in A.H. 1236, 1243, and 1245 on the last page (f. 84v), suggesting use of the manuscript by a medical practitioner.
Ms. codex.
Title from introduction (f. 1v).
Foliation: Paper, i (modern) + 84 + i (modern); [1-84], modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto (f. 1-44 also foliated with eastern Arabic numerals in ink, upper left recto). Catchwords on each leaf, lower left verso.
Layout: Written in 21 long lines.
Script: Written in rapid naskh in black ink; pointed.
Decoration: Rubrications in red.
Binding: Later morocco with gilt-stamped onlays of a central mandorla, two pendants on the vertical axis and cornerpieces.
Origin: Copy completed in Mamluk Syria or Iraq by ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn ʻAbd al-Salām al-Ṣafūrī on 15 Jumādá al-Ākhirah A.H. 689 (colophon, f. 84r).
Local notes:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Penn Provenance:
Several notes and ownership seals on first and last pages (f. 1r, 84v).
Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, Dec. 2000.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.
Gift of Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2016.
Cited in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 84 (LJS 398).
Cited as:
UPenn LJS 398.
ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn ʻAbd al-Salām al-Ṣafūrī, scribe.
Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner.
عبد الرحمن بن عبد السلام الصفوري, scribe.
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