Description This dark brown leather binding from Walters manuscript W.584 has a damaged, backwards flap with a central lobed oval with pendants and cornerpieces with arabesque designs on a gold ground. The doublures of red leather have a central geometric design. The binding is not original to the manuscript.
Provenance 'Ali [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [Ex libiris (min kutub) on fol. 1a]; Vizier al-Shahid 'Ali Pasha, 1130 AH/AD 1717 [mode of acquisition unknown] [waqf seal on fol. 1a with the original shelf mark, 191, beneath. Same impression on fols. 1b, 2a, 156b]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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