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Right Side of a Double-page Illuminated Incipit
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Right Side of a Double-page Illuminated Incipit


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Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.562 is the right side of a double-page illuminated incipit for chapter 78 (Surat al-naba'). The inscription in the illuminated panels begins with the title of chapter 78 (Surat al-naba'), followed by verses 77-81 of chapter 56 (Surat al-waqi'ah), which continues in the panels on the facing page. The panel inscription is written in the New Abbasid (Broken Cursive) style in gold on a blue ground with green arabesques.
Exhibitions
  • Speaking the Word of God: Illuminated Korans from the Walters Art Museum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2007.
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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Period
9th century AH/AD 15th century (Timurid)
Medium
ink and pigments on laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.562.2B
Measurements
H: 14 15/16 x W: 11 in. (38 x 28 cm)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)

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