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Incipit Page with Illuminated Titlepiece
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Incipit Page with Illuminated Titlepiece


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Description This incipit page from Walters manuscript W.611 has an illuminated headpiece inscribed hadha kitab Khamsah-i Mawlana Shaykh-i Nizami. It introduces the 1st poem of the Khamsah, Makhzan al-asrar. There is interlinear gilt decoration on this page and the facing page.
Provenance Ibrahim [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; [partly visible seal impression dated [1]230 (?) AH 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
1059 AH/AD 1649 (Safavid; Qajar)
Medium
ink and pigments on laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.611.1B
Measurements
H: 11 5/8 x W: 6 11/16 in. (29.5 x 17 cm)
Geography
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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