Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.563 is the right side of a double-page illuminated incipit introducing chapter 1 (Surat al-fatihah). The verses are written in gold Muhaqqaq script outlined in black. Vocalization is in red, and counters are 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.
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- The Divine Word and Sacred Sites of Islam. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1997.
- Speaking the Word of God: Illuminated Korans from the Walters Art Museum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2007.
Provenance Sultan 'Uthman Khan [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [erased bequest (waqf) statement and stamp on fol. 3a]; Sultan Bayezid II [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [seal on fol. 8a]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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