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Binding from Selection of Poems

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Description This black leather binding, which is original to the manuscript, Walters W.641, has a stamped central lobed oval, pendants, and cornerpieces, all covered with cloudband motifs. The red doublure, also original to the manuscript, is decorated with a central lobed oval, pendants, and cornerpieces decorated with filigree work on a blue ground. A strip of marbled paper is present at the hinge.
  • Bindings from the Islamic World. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988.
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)
black leather
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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Folio H: 6 11/16 x W: 4 1/2 in. (17 x 11.5 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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