Description This is a fragment of a flat leather object. It may have been a book cover, but since no trace of boards or backing survives, this is problematic. The design was an all-over pattern of contiguous circles, painted in green with yellow outlines upon a deep red ground. A palmette was framed in each circle and a stylized floral design filled the interstices. A broad border used a "beaded" edging abnd stylized acanthus leaves painted in yellow outline.
- The History of Bookbinding 525-1950 A.D.. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1957-1958.
Provenance [Cairo]; Dr. Richard Ettinghausen [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1952, by gift.
Credit Gift of Dr. Richard Ettinghausen, 1952
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