Monday, June 21, 2010

Walters Curator Amy Landau on Walters Islamic manuscripts

Amy Landau, Assistant Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books at The Walters, discusses Henry walters Islamic manuscripts, and their digitization and distribution under a creative Commons License with Menachem Wecker here. 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Illuminated Manuscript Koran, Illuminated incipit page with headpiece inscribed with the chapter heading for Sūrat Maryam, Walters Art Museum Ms. 568, fol. 1b

One of our most popular images is this one - A truly spectacular illuminated incipit page of a Koran. This Koran is written on Italian paper in a large Maghribi script, with vocalization in red ink, in the 12th AH / 18th CE century.

See this manuscript page by page at the Walters Art Museum website: