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Incipit Page with Illuminated Titlepiece
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Incipit Page with Illuminated Titlepiece


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Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.643 is an illuminated incipit page bearing a titlepiece inscribed Lavayih in white Tawqi' script. In the outer margin is inscribed the text of the second work, Lavami'.
Provenance Alllah Muhammad 'Ali, 1030 AH/AD 1620-1621 [mode of acquisition unknown] [Round seal in the center of fol. 1a]; Unknown owner, 22 Jum. II 1105 AH/AD 1694 [mode of acquisition unknown] [a note on fol. 1a]; Mahmud, 1115 AH/AD 1703-1704 [mode of acquisition unknown] [Square seal with name Mahmud (partially erased) and an inscription with the date on fol. 1a]; Husayn Shah Ghulami, Dhu al-Qa'dah 1127 AH/AD 1715 [mode of acquisition unknown] [Octagonal seal with name underneath an inscription giving the date on fol. 1a]; Husayn Qavam (?), Daftar, 1301 AH/AD 1883-1884 [mode of acquisition unknown] [ownership statement on fol. 2a]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
999 AH/AD 1591 (Safavid)
Medium
ink and pigments on rose-tinted, laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.643.1B
Measurements
H: 8 7/8 x W: 5 1/8 in. (22.5 x 13.0 cm)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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