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Epic of Alexander the Great
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Epic of Alexander the Great


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Description Walters manuscript W.664, copied by Kamal ibn 'Abd Allah al-Qaramani in a clear vocalized Naskh script, is a copy of the Epic of Alexander the Great or the Alexander romance (Iskendername) by Ahmet bin Ibrahim Ahmedi (died 815 AH/AD 1413). It was completed in Aleppo (Halab) in 891 AH/AD 1486. Written in two columns and surrounded by a frame, it opens with a decorated title page and an incipit page with the inscription: al-mulk li-Llah al-wahid (Supreme authority belongs the One God).
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
891 AH/AD 1486 (Ottoman)
Medium
ink and pigments on thick, non-European paper and Italian paper covered with brown leather
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.664
Measurements
Folio H: 13 x W: 9 1/16 in. (33 x 23 cm)
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