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Description of Mr. Henry Walters' Collection of Oriental Royal Arms Etc.
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Description of Mr. Henry Walters' Collection of Oriental Royal Arms Etc.


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Description In 1903, Henry Walters purchased several works of art from Robert S. Pardo, the manager of the Oriental Museum. These items included the Jeweled Gun of Sultan Mahmud I and other Ottoman arms and accessories. To accompany the purchases, Pardo gave to Walters this book which describes the objects and gives their histories (often embellished).
Exhibitions
  • Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. 2015-2016.
Provenance Robert S. Pardo, Istanbul, 1903; given to Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903

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1903
Medium
ink on paper bound between leather
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.848
Measurements
Folio H: 10 3/4 × W: 7 3/8 in. (27.3 × 18.8 cm)
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Not On View

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