Description This black leather (with a flap) from Walters manuscript W.569 is not contemporary with the textblock. The upper board has a central piece in the form of a diamond with pendants on four sides. The inner boards, with traditional dentelle decoration, feature text from the "verse of the throne" (ayat al-kursi), 2:255-6, inscribed in the outer frame.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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