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Incipit with Illuminated Titlepiece

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Description This illuminated titlepiece from Walters manuscript W.657 is inscribed in white Tawqi'/Riqa' script: Makhzan al-asrar-i Shaykh-i Nizami 'alayhi al-rahmah. Three small triangular pieces at the beginning of the text introduce Matla' al-anwar, the first poem of the Khamsah of Dihlavi. There is one cornerpiece with floral design.
Provenance Mundir [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [seal impression with motton on fol. 280b]; Khwand Mulla Mahdi Sahhaf-i Tabrizi, Tabriz, 1295 AH/AD 1878 [mode of acquisition unknown] [note regarding re-binding and restoration of this volume by the bookbinder on front flyleaf iia]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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10th century AH/AD 16th century (Safavid (?))
ink and pigments on tinted laid paper: cream for text area and rose or light brown for margins
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 11 x W: 7 1/2 in. (28 x 19 cm)
  • India (Place of Origin)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
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