Bookbinding, Leather; stamped, painted, punched, and gilded


18th–19th century
Made in Turkey
Leather; stamped, painted, punched, and gilded
H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
W. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Richard Ettinghausen, 1975
Accession Number:
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)
Mexico City. Colegio de San Ildefonso. "Arte islamico del Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York," September 30, 1994–January 8, 1995, no. 32.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fifty Years of Collecting Islamic Art," September 23, 2013–January 26, 2014, no catalogue.

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).