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Titlepiece with Bequest (waqf) Statement in the Name of the Mamluk Amir Aytimish
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Titlepiece with Bequest (waqf) Statement in the Name of the Mamluk Amir Aytimish


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Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.561 contains an illuminated titlepiece in a rectangular panel. The titlepiece is inscribed al-juz' al-thani min al-rab'ah al-sharifah on a blue background with gold arabesques. Below is a bequest (waqf) statement in the name of the Mamluk Amir Aytimish (also Aytmish) [al-Bajasi] (died 802 AH/AD 1400) for the library of the Madrasah (later known as al-Madrasah al-Aytimishiyah), which he established at Cairo's Bab al-Wazir.
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
ink and pigments on Arab paper with chain lines grouped in threes
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.561.3A
Measurements
H: 14 9/16 x W: 10 7/16 in. (37 x 26.5 cm)
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