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Binding from Prayer Book


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Description This binding from Walters manuscript W.578 is not contemporary with the textblock. It dates to the late 11th century AH/AD 17th or 12th century AH/AD 18th and is composed of gold-sprinkled pink paper over pasteboard. The binding has a flap, misbound on wrong side and a central lobed medallion in gold-tooled black goatskin a with floral design. There is a matching design on the flap. The pastedowns are of marbled paper.
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
late 11th century AH/AD 17th-12th century AH/AD 18th century
Medium
pasteboard covered with gold-sprinkled pink paper with gold-tooled goatskin
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.578.binding
Measurements
Folio H: 12 3/8 x W: 8 7/16 in. (31.5 x 21.5 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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