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Binding from Qur'an

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Description Walters manuscript W.559 is bound in a non-contemporary binding that probably dates to the 10th century AH/AD 16th. It is composed of black goatskin (with a flap), and has a gold-tooled central lobed oval with pendants and cornerpieces decorated with a floral and vine motif. The binding also has a gold-tooled frame, and doublures of brown leather with a lobed oval, pendants, and cornerpieces, all with filigree decoration on a dark blue ground.
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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10th century AH/AD 16th century (?)
black goatskin decorated with gold and brown leather doublures
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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Folio H: 7 5/16 x W: 5 5/16 in. (18.5 x 13.5 cm)
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