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Incipit with Illuminated Titlepiece

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Description This incipit page from Walters manuscript W.608 has an illuminated titlepiece introducing the 3rd poem of the Khamsah, Laylá va Majnun. It is inscribed in white on a gold ground with polychrome floral decoration.
Provenance Baqi Pasha [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [ownership note fol. 1a]; 'Ali Riza ibn Mustafá, 1180 AH/AD 1766-1777 [mode of acquisition unknown] [ownership note with seal fol. 2a]; 'Ali Mawla 'Ali [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [seal impression fols. 153a, 177a, 233a, 351a]; Sahibi umm [mother of Mirza Ibrahim] [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [ownership note fol. 351b]; Shah Vardi Ghulam Shah Mardan [date and mode of acquisition unknown [seal impression fol. 349]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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971 AH/AD 1563 (Safavid; Qajar)
ink and pigments on laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 9 7/16 x W: 6 11/16 in. (24 x 17 cm)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
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