Qur’an

Manuscript; Qur’an; Arabic in minute naskh script with gold chapter headings, and verse markers; vocalized in red; 32 folios with a double-page frontispiece (fols. 1verso, 2 recto); illuminated borders; stamp; standard page, one column, 57 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in brown leather over paper pasteboards with gold tooling on the exterior covers and doublures of marbled paper. The envelope flap has a surface and border identical to that on the upper and lower covers.

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Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, 18th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 28.6 x 16.9 cm (11 1/4 x 6 5/8 in)
Geography
Probably India
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1907.274
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
illumination, India, Islam, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), naskh script, Qur'an
Provenance

To 1907
Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna (1839-1914), London, to 1907 [1]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna in 1907 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Catalogue of the Hanna Sale, Manuscripts, no. 4, pg. 28. See also, See Original List of Persian Miniatures and Manuscripts, Miscellaneous section of Inventory, S.I. 1586, pg. 192, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] 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)

Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna (C.L. Freer source) 1839 - 1914
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Manuscript; Qur'an; Arabic in minute naskh script with gold chapter headings, and verse markers; vocalized in red; 32 folios with a double-page frontispiece (fols. 1verso, 2 recto); illuminated borders; stamp; standard page, one column, 57 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in brown leather over paper pasteboards with gold tooling on the exterior covers and doublures of marbled paper. The envelope flap has a surface and border identical to that on the upper and lower covers.

Marking(s)

Doublures: stamp, Nizam-ul- Huq, Delhi, 1886. S.M. A. R.

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

Copyright with museum