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Left Side of a Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece
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Left Side of a Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece


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Description This double-page illuminated frontispiece from Walters manuscript W.559 is comprised of two rectangles surrounded by a trefoil border in grisaille. The inner border is gold strapwork with blue squares. The central area is an intricate design of geometric forms and arabesques in blue, black, gold, and green.
Exhibitions
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
  • Masterpieces of Ornament. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988.
  • The Divine Word and Sacred Sites of Islam. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1997.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
723 AH/AD 1323
Medium
ink and pigments on dark cream laid Persian paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.559.2A
Measurements
H: 7 5/16 x W: 5 5/16 in. (18.5 x 13.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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