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Manuscript

Manuscript

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)

  • Date:

    late 12th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    manuscript with opaque colour wash on reverse

  • Museum number:

    E.205:1-1942

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 75, box L

Physical description

One of three fragments of a Naskhi manuscript with drawings on the back of figures on horseback

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)

Date

late 12th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

manuscript with opaque colour wash on reverse

Dimensions

Height: 5.125 in, Width: 13.625 in

Descriptive line

One of three fragments of a manuscript inscribed in Arabic (Nashki). Late Fatimid or early Ayyubid dynasties, late 13th century. On the back, a wash drawing in an antique style, probably more recent in date, showing figures on horseback.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1942, London: HMSO, 1955.

Materials

Wash

Techniques

Colour wash

Categories

Manuscripts; Paintings; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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