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Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece


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Description This folio from Watlers manuscript W.563 is the right side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece that is inscribed with the names of the 7 reciters (qurra') of the Qur'an and their transmitters (in gold) with 21 abbreviations (in blue) assigned to them according to the alpha-numerical system (abjad). The inscription in the upper and lower cartouches reads: asami al-qurra' al-sab' wa-riwayatuhum. The margins contain explanations of the number of readings in various chapters according to various reciters.
Provenance Sultan 'Uthman Khan [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [erased bequest (waqf) statement and stamp on fol. 3a]; Sultan Bayezid II [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [seal on fol. 8a]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
9th century AH/AD 15th century (Timurid)
Medium
ink and pigments on thin laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.563.3B
Measurements
H: 15 3/4 x W: 12 3/16 in. (40 x 31 cm)
Geographies
  • India (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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