Kirkor Minassian, New York to 1929 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York in 1929 
 Object file, undated folder sheet note.
 See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
- Previous Owner(s)
Kirkor Minassian 1874 - 1944
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al- Anbiya(the Prophets) 21: part of 105, 106-112, recto begins with: "al-ard"; illuminated sura divider, Sura al-Hajj (the Pilgrimage) 22:1-4 and part of 5; verso: sura 22:5-11 and a portion of 12, verso begins with "turaab-i"; Arabic in black kufic script; cluster of strokes verse markers; gold square markers at the end of verse 111 and 112; vocalized in red; one column; 17 lines of text.
The verses are from sura (chapter) 22, entitled al-Hadj (Pilgrimage) and include a discussion of the pilgrimage to Mecca. The Hadj is one of the five principal duties of every Muslim.
- Published References
- Dr. Esin Atil. Art of the Arab World. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975. cat. 6, p. 24-25.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum