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Incipit Page with Illuminated Headpiece
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Incipit Page with Illuminated Headpiece


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Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.624 is an incipit page that introduces the 5th poem of the Khamsah, the Hasht bihisht. It is signed by Husayn [Naqqash].
Exhibitions
  • Pearls of the Parrot of India: The Emperor Akbar's Illustrated "Khamsa," 1597-1598. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2005-2006.
Provenance Muhammad Zaki, 1241 AH/AD 1825-1826 [mode of acquisition unknown] [oval seal, fols. 1a, 211a]; 'abd al-raji Muhammad Shafi', 1247 AH/AD 1831-1832 [mode of acquisition unknown] [rectangular seal fols. 1a, 211a]; Muhammad 'Ali [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [large oval seal with no date on fol. 211a]; 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
1597-1598 (Mughal)
Medium
ink and pigments on laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.624.174B
Measurements
H: 11 1/4 x W: 7 1/2 in. (28.5 x 19 cm)
Geography
  • Lahore, Pakistan (?) (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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