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Binding from Collection of Poems (divan)
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Binding from Collection of Poems (divan)


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Description This dark brown leather binding with flap is original to Walters manuscript W.630, which is dated Sha'ban 966 AH/AD 1559. The decoration consists of a gold-brushed, panel-stamped central lobed medallion with pendants and an allover floral and vine decoration. There is a wide outer frame surrounded by narrow, gold-painted outer frames. The doublures of this manuscript are red-brown leather decorated with a central medallion, pendants, and cornerpieces in leather filigree on a blue ground.
Provenance Sultan 'Uthman Khan (?) [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [erased waqf seal and statement signed by [Ibrahim] Hanif, inspector of awqaf and the shelfmarks 3815 and 3795 (crossed out) on fol. 1a]; 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
966 AH/AD 1559 (Safavid)
Medium
dark brown leather with gold
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.630.binding
Measurements
Folio H: 10 1/4 x W: 6 1/8 in. (26 x 15.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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