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Here you can explore digitized manuscripts, bindings, and single leaves from the collection of the Walters Art Museum. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the Walters Art Museum houses a collection of more than 900 manuscripts from Europe, Byzantium, North Africa, South Asia, Ethiopia, and more. The Walters' digitization initiative is ongoing, and roughly a third of the collection has been digitized to date.

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Koran

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This illuminated fragment of the Qur'an contains chapter 25 (Sūrat al-furqān), verses 21-32 and 39-78; chapter 26 (Sūrat al-shuʿarāʾ); and chapt...

Central Arab lands

5th century AH / 11th CE -- 6th century AH / 12th CE

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From The Walters Blog The Oval Hours Manuscript Posted: 2017-04-04 Creator: Lynley Herbert, Robert and Nancy Hall Assistant Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts

A remarkable manuscript has been loaned to the Walters, and is now on view. This fascinating book, known as the Oval Hours due to its distinctive shape, is on view in the third floor medieval galleries through May 21, 2017.

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From The Walters Blog The Oval Hours Manuscript Posted: 2017-04-04 Creator: Lynley Herbert, Robert and Nancy Hall Assistant Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts

A remarkable manuscript has been loaned to the Walters, and is now on view. This fascinating book, known as the Oval Hours due to its distinctive shape, is on view in the third floor medieval galleries through May 21, 2017.

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