Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.561 contains an illuminated titlepiece in a rectangular panel. The titlepiece is inscribed al-juz' al-thani min al-rab'ah al-sharifah on a blue background with gold arabesques. Below is a bequest (waqf) statement in the name of the Mamluk Amir Aytimish (also Aytmish) [al-Bajasi] (died 802 AH/AD 1400) for the library of the Madrasah (later known as al-Madrasah al-Aytimishiyah), which he established at Cairo's Bab al-Wazir.
Provenance Mamluk Amir Aytimish (Aytmish) [al-Bajasi] (died 802 AH/AD 1400), Cairo [date of acquisition unknown], by commission; Library of the Madrasah [later known as al-Madrasah al-Aytimishiyah], Bab al-Wazir, Cairo [date of acquistion unknown], by bequest [bequest (waqf) statement in the name of the Mamluk Amir Aytimish on folio 3a]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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