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Binding from Prayer Book

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Description Walters manuscript W.579 is bound in a brown leather binding (with a flap). The binding is decorated with interconnected gold-tooled lobed medallions and discs with vine and floral motifs. The binding also includes an inner frame with a vine and scroll motif, a gold-tooled outer frame, and doublures with a central lobed oval and corner pendants with filigree decoration on a blue ground.
  • Bindings from the Islamic World. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988.
Provenance Vizier al-Shahid 'Ali Pasha, ca. 1130 AH/AD 1717 (?) [mode of acquisition unknown] [waqf-seal impression of the Vizier dated 1130 AH/AD 1717 with the original shelf mark 1414 on fols. 2a, 2b, and 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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941 AH/AD 1534
gold-tooled brown leather
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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Folio H: 9 1/4 x W: 6 1/2 in. (23.5 x 16.5 cm)
Location Within Museum
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