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Decorated Finispiece Containing a Colophon
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Decorated Finispiece Containing a Colophon


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Description This decorated finispiece from Walters manuscript W.556 contains a colophon inscribed in Mashriqi (also known as Thuluth Maghribi) script stating that this is the end of volume 9 of the Qur'an (al-juz' al-tasi' min al-rab'ah) and offering a prayer for the Prophet Muhammad and his family. The text is framed by an inner band of blue and gold and two outer bands of interlace design in gold, blue, and white in reserve. At right is a marginal medallion palmette.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transliteration] tamma al-juz'u al-tāsi'u mina /1/ al-rab'ah bi-yumni Allāh wa-yusrih /2/ wa-sallá Allāhu 'alá khayr /3/ al-bashar Muhammad nabīyih wa-'alá alih /4/ al-tāhirīna wa-sallama taslīman /5/
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
6th century AH/AD 12th century
Medium
ink and pigments on parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.556.133B
Measurements
H: 6 5/16 x W: 5 7/8 in. (16 x 15 cm)
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