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Binding from Qur'an
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Binding from Qur'an


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Description Walters manuscript W.561 is bound in a light brown goatskin binding, contemporary with the manuscript. The binding is decorated with blind- and gold-tooled geometric designs. There are traces of blue pigment.
Exhibitions
  • Bindings from the Islamic World. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988.
  • Venice and The Islamic World, 827-1797 (Venise et l'Orient). Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris Cedex 05; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2006-2007.
Provenance Mamluk Amir Aytimish (Aytmish) [al-Bajasi] (died 802 AH/AD 1400), Cairo [date of acquisition unknown], by commission; Library of the Madrasah [later known as al-Madrasah al-Aytimishiyah], Bab al-Wazir, Cairo [date of acquistion unknown], by bequest [bequest (waqf) statement in the name of the Mamluk Amir Aytimish on folio 3a]; 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
4th quarter 8th century AH/AD 14th century (Mamluk)
Medium
light brown goatskin with gold and traces of blue pigment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.561.binding
Measurements
Folio H: 14 9/16 x W: 10 7/16 in. (37 x 26.5 cm)
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