This folio from Walters manuscript W.582 is an illuminated page introducing the beginning of the poem. It consists of the main framed panel with a domed headpiece and decorated borders. The text is divided into four panels executed in naskh and thuluth scripts in black, gold and blue ink.

Author: Sharaf al-Din Muhammad al-Busiri (1213 (?)-1294)
Scribe: Habib Allah ibn Dust Muhammad al-Khuwarizmi
Date (Period): 17th century
Medium: ink, paint, and gold on paper
Measurements: H: 9 13/16 x W: 6 1/2 in. (25 x 16.5 cm)

Text Title: Qasidat al-Burdah
Illustration: Incipit Page
Credit Line: Acquired by Henry Walters
Accession Number: W.582.5B
Location within Museum: Not on view
Format: full-page decoration
Language: Arabic
Culture: Islamic
Place of Origin: Iran

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