Description This binding from Walters manuscript W.554 probably dates to the 5th century AH/AD 11th. It is composed of blind-tooled black goatskin (without a flap) and has a central medallion defined by two round lobes and two triangular projections. There is overall application of a small tool with a six-pointed star; an identical tool is applied to cornerpieces. The inner frame is defined by a tooled decoration of stylized leaves. The binding has a central form in which multiple small circles enclose the six-pointed star. The binding is also decorated with cornerpieces and an outer frame.
- Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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