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Illuminated Incipit and Chapter Heading
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Illuminated Incipit and Chapter Heading


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Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.554 is an illuminated incipit page with a chapter heading for chapter 1 (Surat al-fatihah). The final verse is followed by a design of zigzag motifs and stylized leaves in gold ink.
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
late 3rd century AH/AD 9th century (Abbasid)
Medium
ink and pigments on parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.554.1B
Measurements
H: 6 7/8 x W: 10 13/16 in. (17.5 x 27.5 cm)
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