Decorated Folio

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This finely and carefully ruled folio is illustrative of the meticulous artistic detail found in the arts of the book, arguably the most important category of Islamic arts. Pages like this originally framed paintings, drawings, or samples of calligraphy, and may have been included in an album or manuscript. This unfinished page shows only a part of the ornament which would have embellished the entire page.

Decorated Folio, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

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