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Illuminated Finispiece with Doxological Formulae and Qur'anic Inscriptions
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Illuminated Finispiece with Doxological Formulae and Qur'anic Inscriptions


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Description The top and bottom panels of this illuminated finispiece from Walters manuscript W.578 are inscribed with the basmalah and hamdalah in white Thuluth script. The Qur'anic verses in the central panel are written in Square Kufic.
Exhibitions
  • Speaking the Word of God: Illuminated Korans from the Walters Art Museum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2007.
Provenance Sultan 'Uthman Khan III, son of Mustafa II (reigned 1168-1171 AH/AD 1754-1757) [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [waqf entry in the name of the Sultan signed by Ibrahim Hanif, inspector of awqaf on fol. 2a and seals of the Sultan and the inspector erased]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
11th century AH/AD 17th century (Ottoman)
Medium
ink and pigments on gold-sprinkled paper and tan tinted paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.578.7B
Measurements
H: 12 3/8 x W: 8 7/16 in. (31.5 x 21.5 cm)
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Not On View

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