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Illuminated Text Page with Seal

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Description This text page from Walters manuscript W.579 is defined by the use of alternating black Naskh and gold Thuluth. The Naskh panels are flanked by illuminated medallions with a gold-tooled outline. The gold Thuluth lines are set apart by outlines resembling clouds. Illuminated rosettes serve as verse markers. The stamp in the left margin is the personal seal of the Vizier 'Ali Pasha, who gave the manuscript to an educational charity in 1130 AH/AD 1717.
  • Masterpieces of Ornament. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988.
  • Speaking the Word of God: Illuminated Korans from the Walters Art Museum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2007.
Provenance Vizier al-Shahid 'Ali Pasha, ca. 1130 AH/AD 1717 (?) [mode of acquisition unknown] [waqf-seal impression of the Vizier dated 1130 AH/AD 1717 with the original shelf mark 1414 on fols. 2a, 2b, and 3a]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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941 AH/AD 1534
ink and pigments on laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 9 1/4 x W: 6 1/2 in. (23.5 x 16.5 cm)
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Not On View


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