Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.557 is a text page from chapter 2 (Surat al-baqarah). The name of Allah is illuminated in gold, as it is throughout the manuscript. Verses are separated by an illuminated teardrop form.
Provenance Sultan 'Uthman Khan ibn Mustafá Khan (reigned 1168 AH/AD 1754-1171 AH/AD 1757) [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [Erased seal of Sultan 'Uthman Khan ibn Mustafá Khan and a waqf inscription by Ibrahim Hanif and his seal (fol. 1a)]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1897 [mode of acquisition unknown] [Inscription in pencil: H(enry) W(alters) May 1897 direct from Constantinople (front flyleaf ia)]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1897
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