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Illuminated Medallion

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Description This illuminated medallion (shamsah) from Walters manuscript W.600 with a blue ground and gold arabesques and polychrome roundels opens the codex. There are later inscriptions, including an ownership entry dated 12 Jumadá I 1204 AH/AD 1789. The seal at the left gives the name Ahmad.
Provenance Ahmad [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [seal impression with name on fol. 1a]; Unknown owner, 1789 [mode of acquisition unknown] [ownership entry dated 12 Jumadá I 1204 AH/AD 1789 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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10th century AH/AD 16th century (Safavid)
ink and pigments on laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 12 13/16 x W: 7 1/2 in. (32.5 x 19 cm)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
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