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Bookbinding

Date:
18th–19th century
Geography:
Turkey
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Leather; stamped, painted, punched, and gilded
Dimensions:
H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm) W. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Gift of Richard Ettinghausen, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.192.18
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 461
This book binding is typical of the objects that were displayed in open niches in reception rooms of upper-class Syrian residences during the Ottoman period
Richard Ettinghausen, Princeton, NJ (until 1975; gifted to MMA)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Daniel S. Walker, Arturo Ponce Guadián, Sussan Babaie, Stefano Carboni, Aimee Froom, Marie Lukens Swietochowski, Tomoko Masuya, Annie Christine Daskalakis-Matthews, Abdallah Kahil, and Rochelle Kessler. "Colegio de San Ildefonso, Septiembre de 1994-Enero de 1995." In Arte Islámico del Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York. Mexico City: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1994. no. 32, pp. 108-109, ill. p. 109 (b/w).



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