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Bookbinding (Jild-i kitab)

Object Name:
Bookbinding
Date:
17th–18th century
Geography:
Iran or Turkey
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Leather; tooled and gilded
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm) W. 5 15/16 in. (15.1 cm) D. 15/16 in. (2.4 cm) Wt. 14 oz. (396.9 g)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1974
Accession Number:
1974.370.5
Not on view
This bookbinding is typical of the objects that were displayed in open niches in reception rooms of upper-class Syrian residences during the Ottoman period
Private Collection(until 1974; gifted to MMA)
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