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Illuminated Incipit with Headpiece for Chapter 19
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Illuminated Incipit with Headpiece for Chapter 19


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Description This page from Walters manuscript W.568 has an illuminated headpiece inscribed with the chapter heading for chapter 19 (Surat Maryam) in the New Abbasid (Broken Cursive) style in gold ink. The text is written in a large Maghribi script, with vocalization in red, green, and yellow ink.
Exhibitions
  • The Divine Word and Sacred Sites of Islam. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1997.
  • Speaking the Word of God: Illuminated Korans from the Walters Art Museum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2007.
  • Poetry and Prayer: Islamic Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010.
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
12th century AH/AD 18th century
Medium
ink and pigments on Italian paper with a watermark of three crescents
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.568.1B
Measurements
H: 11 13/16 x W: 8 7/16 in. (30 x 21.5 cm)
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