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Illuminated Incipit Page with Headpiece
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Illuminated Incipit Page with Headpiece


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Description This illuminated incipit page from Walters manuscript W.556 has a headpiece with an inscription in an Early Abbasid (Kufic) script that is now illegible due to damage. The headpiece is of geometric design in gold, white, and blue with a palmette medallion in the margin. The palmette has been cropped due to a later trimming of the manuscript.
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
6th century AH/AD 12th century
Medium
ink and pigments on parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.556.4B
Measurements
H: 6 5/16 x W: 5 7/8 in. (16 x 15 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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