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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 19 (Surat Maryam). The text is written in gold Muhaqqaq script, outlined in black with vocalization in red and counters filled in in red and green. The ground is decorated with floral motifs. The margins contain various phrases and words with explanations of their readings according to different 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.563.274B
Measurements
H: 15 3/4 x W: 12 3/16 in. (40 x 31 cm)
Geographies
  • India (Place of Origin)
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