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Illuminated Incipit with Headpiece

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Description This illuminated headpiece from Walters manuscript W.641 is inscribed Allah wa-la siwahu in gold in the New Abbasid (Broken Cursive) style on a deep blue background. Incidentals are written in gold.
Provenance Sultan 'Uthman (reigned 1027 AH/AD 1618-1031 AH/AD 1622) (?) [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [erased waqf-seal and waqf-registration statement probably belonging to the Sultan on folio 1a]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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899 AH/AD 1493-1494 (Timurid)
ink and pigments on thick, well-polished, off-white paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 6 11/16 x W: 4 1/2 in. (17 x 11.5 cm)
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