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


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Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.567 is the left side of a double-page illuminated incipit. The verses of chapter 2 (Surat al-baqarah), are written in a vocalized Naskh script in black ink with reading marks in red and interlinear gold decoration. The chapter headings and indication of number of verses are written in Riqa" script in red ink on a gold ground in the upper rectangular panel. A wide illuminated border with blue half medallions and polychrome arabesques surrounds the text. The upper and lower panels and text area are separated by red frames with white dots and a narrow white border with black motifs.
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
1230 AH/AD 1814-1815 (?)
Medium
ink and pigments on cream laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.567.2A
Measurements
H: 5 5/16 x W: 3 1/8 in. (13.5 x 8 cm)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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