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Binding from Book of Kings (Shahnama)
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Binding from Book of Kings (Shahnama)


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Description This black lacquer binding from Walters manuscript W.603 has a central oval and pendants and is decorated with gold flowers. The binding is not original to the manuscript, and dates to the 13th century AH/AD 19th. The binding also contains a painted doublure with a plant with yellow flowers (perhaps daffodils) that dates to the 13th century AH/AD 19th.
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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13th century AH/AD 19th century
Medium
boards covered with lacquer
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.603.binding
Measurements
Folio H: 13 3/8 x W: 7 11/16 in. (34 x 19.5 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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