Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.665 is an incipit page with illuminated titlepiece inscribed Tercümet ül-Vikaye in white ink on a gold ground with black arabesques surrounded by polychrome design. Illumination is present between the lines of text.
Provenance Abu al-Su'ud Muhammad [Abu al-Su'ud Efendi] (died 982 AH/AD 1574 ) [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [approbation (recommendation) note on fol. 2a in Arabic signed by Abu al-Su'ud Muhammad; erased seal underneath with the number 712; note on fol. 1a on right mentions that the work was submitted to Abu al-Su'ud al-haqir for approval (imza)]; 'Abd al-Qadir al-Baghdadi [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [quotations from Khizanat al-adab probably by 'Abd al-Qadir al-Baghdadi dated 1180 AH/AD 1766-1777 and signed Rasmi]; Hasan Bey-zâde târîhi [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [quotations from Khizanat al-adab probably by Hasan Bey-zâde târîhi dated 1180 AH/AD 1766-1777 and signed Tarikh-i Hasan Begzade]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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