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Incipit Page with Illuminated Titlepieces
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Incipit Page with Illuminated Titlepieces


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Description This illuminated incipit page from Walters manuscript W.619 bears 2 titles. In the main titlepiece is inscribed Kitab-i Gulistan-i Shaykh-i Sa'di, while Kitab-i Bustan-i Shaykh-i Sa'di appears in the triangular sidepiece.
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
980 AH/AD 1572 (Safavid)
Medium
ink and pigments on paper with margins of multi-colored, gold-sprinkled tinted or marbled paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.619.4B
Measurements
H: 12 5/8 x W: 8 7/16 in. (32.0 x 21.5 cm)
Geography
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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