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Illuminated Text Page with Verses from Chapter 2


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Description The text of this page from Walters manuscript W.557 is written in New Abbasid (Broken Cursive) style with red dots for vowels and orthoepic signs, such as tashdid and sukun, in green. The name of Allah is illuminated in gold, as it is throughout the manuscript; every 10th verse is indicated by an illuminated marginal medallion.
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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Period
6th century AH/AD 12th century
Medium
ink and pigments on laid paper with chain lines that appear to be grouped in twos
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.557.11A
Measurements
H: 13 9/16 x W: 8 1/16 in. (34.5 x 20.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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