Description This dark brown goatskin binding with flap from Walters manuscript W.642 is a Safavid binding produced in 16th-century Iran. The central lobed medallion, pendants, and cornerpieces are brushed with gold. There is a wide border with cartouches in gold with floral motifs alternating with small quatrefoils with raised flowers. This light brown doublure is decorated with filigree work on a multi-colored ground of blue, orange, and green. The design consists of a central lobed medallion with pendants and cornerpieces framed by a wide border of cartouches alternating with quatrefoils.
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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