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Turkish Version of Sindbadnama
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Turkish Version of Sindbadnama

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Description Walters manuscript W.662 is an Ottoman illustrated and illuminated copy of the Tuhfet ül-ahyar, which is an Ottoman Turkish version of the well-known story of Sindbad (Sindbadnamah), written by 'Abdülkerim bin Muhammed during the reign of Sultan Süleyman (Soliman) (reigned 926 AH/AD 1520-974 AH/AD 1566). The text is written in black Naskh script with incidentals in gold and red, and chapter headings are in gold. The manuscript dates to the 10th century AH/AD 16th and opens with an illuminated incipit page (fol. 1b). There are a total of six illustrations.
  • The Cross and the Crescent: Books from the Ottoman Age. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003.
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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10th century AH/AD 16th century (Ottoman)
ink and pigments on laid paper covered with brown leather
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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Folio H: 8 1/16 x W: 5 1/8 in. (20.5 x 13 cm)
Location Within Museum
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