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Binding from Five Poems (Quintet)


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Description Walters manuscript W.607 is bound in late Zand lacquer boards (without a flap) with figural scenes. The boards were made in Iran. The binding dates to the 12th century AH/AD 18th. The binding's red leather doublures have gold-painted decoration. The upper board depicts Bahram Gur hunting and Fitnah carrying a cow on her shoulders. It is dated 12[0]5 AH/AD 1790-1791. The lower board depicts Khusraw watching Shirin bathing.
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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12th century AH/AD 18th century (Zand)
Medium
lacquer with red leather doublures with gold
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.607.binding
Measurements
Folio H: 11 13/16 x W: 7 1/16 in. (30 x 18 cm)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
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