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Incipit Page with Illuminated Headpiece
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Incipit Page with Illuminated Headpiece

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Description The poem begins on this illuminated page from Walters manuscript W.582. The central panel is framed by decorated margins and a domed headpiece. The text itself is divided into 4 panels executed in Naskh (black) and Thuluth (gold and blue) scripts.
  • Poetry and Prayer: Islamic Manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010.
Provenance [Two erased large seals on folio 1a]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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11th century AH/AD 17th century-12th century AH/AD 18th century
ink and pigments on cream, glazed paper for main panel with multi-colored paper for inlaid margins
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 10 1/16 x W: 6 1/2 in. (25.5 x 16.5 cm)
  • Turkey (Place of Origin)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
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