Bookbinding

Dark brown leather on pasteboard, lined with light brown leather, which is worm-eaten in places. Decoration in blind and gold toolling. The lining has an all-over embossed design.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, late 15th century
Medium
Dark and light brown leather
Dimensions
H x W: 26.7 x 18 cm (10 1/2 x 7 1/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1929.22
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Book
Type

Bookbinding

Keywords
Egypt, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517)
Provenance

To 1929
Kirkor Minassian (1874-1944), New York, New York. [1]

From 1929
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York, New York in April 1929. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. Also, see sales receipt in the Accession File, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Kirkor Minassian 1874-1944

Description

Dark brown leather on pasteboard, lined with light brown leather, which is worm-eaten in places. Decoration in blind and gold toolling. The lining has an all-over embossed design.

Published References
  • Freer Gallery of Art. Gallery Book I: Exhibition of July 19, 1933. Washington, July 19, 1933. .
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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