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Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece


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Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.563 is the right side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece, decorated with a large circular medallion (shamsah) surrounded by 4 roundels. The area within the frame and the margins contains explanations of the number of readings in various chapters according to various reciters.
Exhibitions
  • The Saint John's Bible: A Modern Vision through Medieval Methods. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2009.
Provenance Sultan 'Uthman Khan [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [erased bequest (waqf) statement and stamp on fol. 3a]; Sultan Bayezid II [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [seal on fol. 8a]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; 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, paint, and gold on thin laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.563.5B
Measurements
H: 15 3/4 x W: 12 3/16 in. (40 x 31 cm)
Geographies
  • India (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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