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Double-page Illuminated Incipit

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Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.563 is the right side of a double-page illuminated incipit for chapter 7 (Surat al-a'raf). The text is inscribed in gold Muhaqqaq script, outlined in black with vocalization in blue and counters filled in in red and green. The ground is richly decorated with floral motifs. The margins contain various phrases and words with explanations of their readings according to different reciters.
Provenance Sultan 'Uthman Khan [1]; Sultan Bayezid II [2]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] Erased bequest (waqf) statement and stamp on fol. 3a [2] Seal on fol. 8a
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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15th century (Timurid)
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold paint on coated and polished paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 15 3/4 x W: 12 3/16 in. (40 x 31 cm)
  • India (Place of Origin)


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