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.
|8/31/2015||Treatment||examined for exhibition; examined for loan; media consolidation; mounted|
- 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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