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Incipit Page with Illuminated Headpiece, from the Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi
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Incipit Page with Illuminated Headpiece, from the Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi


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Description This incipit page with illuminated headpiece from Walters manuscript W.624 introduces the 1st poem of the Khamsah, Matla' al-anvar. The illumination was done by Mansur Naqqash ('dhahhabahu Mansur). His name is inscribed in the two small illuminated rectangles flanking the rubric.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/19/2015Treatmentexamined for exhibition; examined for loan; media consolidation
Exhibitions
  • Pearls of the Parrot of India: The Emperor Akbar's Illustrated "Khamsa," 1597-1598. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2005-2006.
  • Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. 2015-2016.
Provenance Muhammad Zaki, 1241 AH/AD 1825-1826 [mode of acquisition unknown] [oval seal, fols. 1a, 211a]; 'abd al-raji Muhammad Shafi', 1247 AH/AD 1831-1832 [mode of acquisition unknown] [rectangular seal fols. 1a, 211a]; Muhammad 'Ali [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [large oval seal with no date on fol. 211a]; 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
1597-1598 (Mughal)
Medium
opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.624.1B
Measurements
H: 11 1/4 x W: 7 1/2 in. (28.5 x 19 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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