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Double-page Illuminated Incipit
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Double-page Illuminated Incipit


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Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.563 is the right side of a double-page illuminated incipit introducing chapter 2 (Surat al-baqarah), written in gold Muhaqqaq script outlined in black. Vocalization is in red, and counters are filled in in green. The ground is decorated with floral motifs. The margins contain various phrases and words with explanations of their readings according to different reciters.
Exhibitions
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
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.563.9B
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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