A section (juz’) of a Qur’an, juz’ 26, sura 46-51

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Manuscript; A section (juz’) of a Qur’an, juz’ 26, Sura al-Ahqaf (Curved sandhills), Sura Muhammad (Muhammad), Sura al-Fath (The victory), Sura al-Hujurat (The rooms), Sura Qaf (The letter Qaf), Sura al-Dhariyat (The winds that scatter), sura 46-51; text: Arabic in black naskh script with marginal notes in red naskh, sura titles in gold muhaqqaq script; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation; 53 folios with 5 illuminated chapter headings, rosette verse markers, and marginal medallions; standard page: one column, 5 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in modern cardboard.

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Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th-15th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 20.1 x 14.9 cm (7 15/16 x 5 7/8 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1906.308
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Egypt, illumination, Islam, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), muhaqqaq script, naskh script, Near East, Qur'an, sura 46, sura 47, sura 48, sura 49, sura 50, sura 51
Provenance

From at least 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), acquired from an unrecorded source by at least 1906 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Reserved Book List, R. 6013.9, on the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This was one of a lot of ten previously undescribed books, from the Freer house library, which were put under No. 6013 on the Reserved Book List (see Curatorial Remark 1, G.D.G., 1935, in the object record, as well as F1906.302, Curatorial Remark 1, G.D.G., 1935, in the object record).

[2] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Manuscript; A section (juz') of a Qur'an, juz' 26, Sura al-Ahqaf (Curved sandhills), Sura Muhammad (Muhammad), Sura al-Fath (The victory), Sura al-Hujurat (The rooms), Sura Qaf (The letter Qaf), Sura al-Dhariyat (The winds that scatter), sura 46-51; text: Arabic in black naskh script with marginal notes in red naskh, sura titles in gold muhaqqaq script; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation; 53 folios with 5 illuminated chapter headings, rosette verse markers, and marginal medallions; standard page: one column, 5 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in modern cardboard.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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