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Incipit with Illuminated Titlepiece

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Description This incipit page from Walters manuscript W.609 has an illuminated titlepiece introducing the 2nd poem of the Khamsah, Khusraw va Shirin, which is written in white on a blue ground.
Provenance Muhammad Asharf ibn Muhammad Khatam al-Husayni, 1173 AH/AD 1759-1760 [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [seal impression on fols. 1a and 401a]; Husayn …[?], 1308 AH/AD 1890-1891 [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [ownership statement on fol. 1b]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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922 AH/AD 1516 (Safavid)
ink and pigments on buff-colored laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 11 7/16 x W: 6 7/8 in. (29 x 17.5 cm)
  • India (Place of Origin)
  • Afghanistan (Place of Origin)
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