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Double-page Iilluminated Frontispiece

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Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.610 is the left side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece with the beginning of the text of the 1st poem of the Khamsah: Makhzan al-asrar. The inscription above the text in light pink (on both sides) reads: Kitab-i Khamsah-i Shaykh-i Nizami.
  • Masterpieces of Ornament. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988.
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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mid 10th century AH/AD 16th century (Safavid)
ink and pigments on laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 12 13/16 x W: 7 7/8 in. (32.5 x 20 cm)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
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