- Walters Ms. W.561, Koran
- This illuminated copy of the Qur'an was made for the library of the Mamluk official Aytimish al-Bajāsī (d. 802 AH / 1400 CE), established at Cairo’s Bāb al-Wazīr, according to the bequest (waqf) statement on fol. 3a. The manuscript contains verses 142-252 of chapter 2 (Sūrat al-baqarah) and is volume 2 (al-juz’ al-thānī) of a 30-volume set. The text is written in large vocalized muḥaqqaq script in black ink with the alifs of prolongation superscripted in red ink. Rosettes with colored dots indicate each verse, and fifth and tenth verses as well as section divisions are marked by inscribed illuminated polychrome forms. The light brown goatskin binding is decorated with blind- and gold-tooled geometric designs and is contemporary with the manuscript.
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