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Binding from Qur'an


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Description This original binding from Walters manuscript W.563 is composed of brown, gold-tooled leather (with a flap). The binding has a central lobed oval with pendants and cornerpieces, all with floral motifs, and a large border comprised of rectangular pieces with floral motifs. The doublures of reddish-brown leather are of similar design with filigree work on a blue ground. The fore-edge flap is inscribed with verses 77-80 from chapter 56 (Surat al-waqi'ah).
Exhibitions
  • Bindings from the Islamic World. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988.
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
brown leather with gold and reddish-brown leather doublures
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.563.binding
Measurements
Folio 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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