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Bayad and Riyadh, Andalusia, 13th Century

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Andalusian costume in illustrations from the story of Bayad and Riyadh (Hadith Bayad wa Riyad), 13th century

The story is a romance, written in Arabic, focusing on the love of Bayad, a merchant's son, for Riyad, a well educated slave girl in the court of an unnamed Hajib (vizier or minister) and his daughter, referred to simply as the Lady. The story is narrated by an old woman called 'the Old'.
f. 1r. Frontispiece (damaged)
f. 2v. image of the Old counseling Bayad and warning him.
f. 9r. Image of Riyadh playing the lute in the garden in front of the image of Lady and Bayad, the Old and all the bridesmaids.
f. 10r. Image of Bayad playing the lute in the presence of the Lady and her entourage.
f. 13r The Lady (alsayyida) who speaks with the Old (al-'aguz) and Riyadh
f. 17r. Image of Sumul who speaks to Bayad who is near the garden on the river and she hands him a letter from Riyadh.
f. 19r. Image of Bayad lying, passed out, on the bank of the river and image of the young relative of the Old who stops beside his companion and gives a funeral eulogy, both located in front of one of the gardens of the River Tartar.
f. 22r. Image of Bayad together with the women in the house, while delivering the letter of Riyadh
f. 26v. Image of Riyadh prostrate in front of her Lady and image of the Old and the maids who look on.
f. 31r. Image of Bayad playing chess with a relative of the Old (the qarib) and image of the Old who visited them.

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Andalusian costume in illustrations from the story of Bayad and Riyadh (Hadith Bayad wa Riyad), 13th century

Does anyone have any of the missing illustrations?

Druzhina
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