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Page of Pen Exercises

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Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.672 is a sheet of pen exercises (karalama). Such pen exercises were commonly collected in albums. In their technique and design pattern, the borders of this page are comparable to ebru (marbled paper) made by Hatib Mehmed Efendi (died 1187 AH/AD 1773), a celebrated Ottoman artist.
  • The Saint John's Bible: A Modern Vision through Medieval Methods. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2009.
  • Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. 2015-2016.
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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10th century AH/AD 16th century-12th century AH/AD 18th century (Ottoman)
ink and pigments on paper mounted on thin pasteboard
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 11 13/16 x W: 9 1/16 in. (30 x 23 cm)
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