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Illuminated Double-page Incipit
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Illuminated Double-page Incipit


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Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.642 is the left side of an illuminated double-page incipit. The top panel is inscribed with the author's name in white Tawqi'/Riqa' script on a gold background. The text area has interlinear gilt decoration with polychrome floral motifs. The illuminated borders are of a blue ground with gilt medallions and floral forms.
Provenance Unknown collection [seal erased; original shelfmark of 3934 on on tail edge of codex]; 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
965 AH/AD 1557-1558 (Safavid)
Medium
ink and pigments on cream-colored, gold-sprinkled laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.642.2A
Measurements
H: 9 5/8 x W: 5 7/8 in. (24.5 x 15 cm)
Geography
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
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