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Incipit Page for Chapter 1 of the Qur'an
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Incipit Page for Chapter 1 of the Qur'an


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Description This opening page from Walters manuscript W.559 is inscribed with the first sura of the Qur'an, Surat al-fatiha. The Qur'anic text is written in black naskh and the Persian interlinear translation is in red.
Exhibitions
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
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.559.2B
Measurements
H: 7 5/16 x W: 5 5/16 in. (18.5 x 13.5 cm)
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