This double-page illuminated frontispiece from Walters manuscript W.559 is comprised of two rectangles surrounded by a trefoil border in grisaille. The inner border is gold strapwork with blue squares. The central area is an intricate design of geometric forms and arabesques in blue, black, gold, and green.  Date	1323  AD (723  AH)  Medium	ink and pigments on dark cream laid Persian paper

yama-bato: “ Illuminated Manuscript, The left side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece, Walters Art Museum Ms. The incipit page from an illuminated codex of the Koran (Qur’an) with.

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QURAN Scribe and artist: Mulla Ala Bik Tabrizi?, Iran, second half of the 16th century, 15 x 10 1/8 in. (38.1 x 25.7 cm), MS. Ouseley Add. 178, fol. 2aThis ornate copy of the Quran in Arabic is a superb example of Safavid illumination. This splendid full-page image is a distinctive Islamic decorative device called a carpet page. Such panels were painted in imitation of the design of a carpet, often with geometric and floral patterns.

QURAN Scribe and artist: Mulla Ala Bik Tabrizi?, Iran, second half of the

Illuminated Manuscript Koran,  The right side of an illuminated double-page frontispiece, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.569, fol. 1b by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr

Illuminated Manuscript Koran, The right side of an illuminated double-page frontispiece, Walters Art Museum Ms.

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