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Four treatises on Automata]: (1)"A monumental Water Clock" ; (2) "A Musical Automaton"; (3) "Selections from al-Harakât (Movements) including also chapter I of al-Jazarî's Kitâb fî marifat al-hiyal al-handasiyyah; (4) Hiyal [Devices].

Collection Data

Names
Banû Mûsâ ibn al-Shâkir al-Munajjim (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1621-01-29 (Inferred)
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. Indo-Pers. ms. 2
Topics
Manuscripts, Arabic
Genres
Manuscripts
Illustrations
Notes
Acquisition: Purchased in London, 1953
Content: (1)"A monumental Water Clock" [ff.1-17v] ; (2) "A Musical Automaton" [ff. 17v-21]; (3) "Selections from al-Harakât (Movements) including also chapter I of category 2 of al-Jazarî's Kitâb fî ma'rifat al-hiyal al-handasiyyah (=Book of Knowledge of Mechanical Devices) [ff. 35-36v]; (4) Hiyal (Devices) [ff. 37v-40]
Content: Illustrated or heavily overpainted in the early nineteenth century. [Schmitz, p.165]
Language: In Arabic.
Source identifier: Incipit: f. 1v. Idhâ aradta dhâlika fa-i'mîd ilâ nuhâs ... ; f. 18. Nattakhidu sandûq ... ; f. 28v. san'at inâ' idhâ sabba fihî shay' min al-rutûbât ... ; f. 37v. san'at sirâj yusabbu fihî al-zayt ...
Date: Date created: 5 Rabi' I 1030 (Islamic calendar)
Physical Description
Extent: Thick yellowish paper. 40 folios. 29.5 x 16 cm. Naskh. [Drawings]
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 537124d0-c6c6-012f-2260-3c075448cc4b
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