Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.563 is the right side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece with an inscription in the cartouches in gold reading: innahu la-Qur'an karim ... nazil min rabb al-'alamin (Chapter 56 [Surat al-waqi'ah], verses 77-80). Written in the margins is the phrase alayhim andhartahum am lam tunzirhum (Chapter 2 [Surat al-baqarah], verse 6) in the transmission (riwayat) of Qalun, written obliquely and repeated 18 times.
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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