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Illuminated Incipit Page with Headpiece
art_type: ink and pigments on cream-colored laid paper
description: This illuminated incipit from Walters manuscript W.644 has a blue and gilt headpiece with polychrome floral decoration. The text, divided into two columns, has interlinear gilt illumination with additional floral decoration.
artist: Nur al-Din `Abd al-Rahman ibn Ahmad Jami (Persian, died 898 AH/AD 1492)
museum: Walters Museum
title: Illuminated Incipit Page with Headpiece
from_api: Walters Museum
source: Walters Museum
image_url: http://static.thewalters.org/images/CPS_W.644.1B_Fp_DD_300.jpg
date: 10th century AH/AD 16th century
external_url: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/80061
art_type: silver gilding, filigree enamel
description: The bowl of the spoon is inscribed in Cyrillic: "Eat to your health." Cloisonné is among the oldest methods of enameling, in which thin strips of metal are soldered to a metal base to form the cells that hold the colored enamels. In a Russian variation of cloisonné known as filigree enamel, twisted wires rather than metal strips are fastened to the base to create the cells. In Moscow, during the second half of the 19th century, filigree enameling was popular.
artist: Russian
museum: Walters Museum
title: Spoon
from_api: Walters Museum
source: Walters Museum
image_url: http://static.thewalters.org/images/PS1_44.675_Back_DD_T16-tms.jpg
date: 2nd half 19th century
external_url: http://art.thewalters.org/detail/23887

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