Bookbinding (Jild-i kitab), Leather; painted, embossed, and tooled

Bookbinding (Jild-i kitab)

Object Name:
Bookbinding
Date:
16th century
Geography:
Made in Iran
Medium:
Leather; painted, embossed, and tooled
Dimensions:
33.103.1a:
H. 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm)
W. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
D. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Wt. 20.1 oz. (569.9 g)
33.103.1b:
H. 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm)
W. 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm)
D. 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Wt. 16.5 oz. 467.8 g)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Gift of H. Kevorkian, 1933
Accession Number:
33.103.1a, b
Not on view
Objects like this bookbinding were typically displayed in open niches in reception rooms of upper-class Syrian residences during the Ottoman period
Hagop Kevorkian, New York (until 1933; gifted to MMA)