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Incipit Page with Illuminated Headpiece from the Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi
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Incipit Page with Illuminated Headpiece from the Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi


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Description This incipit page with illuminated headpiece from Walters manuscript W.624 introduces the 2nd poem of the Khamsah, Shirin va Khusraw. It is signed by Khvajah Jan Shirazi in the small cartouches flanking the white border that defines the large illuminated rectangle. The decorated border features a figure of a man in a posture of supplication.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/31/2015Treatmentexamined for exhibition; examined for loan; media consolidation; mounted
Exhibitions
  • Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. 2015-2016.
Provenance Muhammad Zaki, 1241 AH/AD 1825-1826 [mode of acquisition unknown] [oval seal, fols. 1a, 211a]; 'abd al-raji Muhammad Shafi', 1247 AH/AD 1831-1832 [mode of acquisition unknown] [rectangular seal fols. 1a, 211a]; Muhammad 'Ali [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [large oval seal with no date on fol. 211a]; 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
1597-1598 (Mughal)
Medium
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.624.42B
Measurements
H: 11 1/4 x W: 7 1/2 in. (28.5 x 19 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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