Folio from a Qur’an, Sura 1:1-5; recto: frontispiece; verso: text

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Historical period(s)
12th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 24 x 16.1 cm (9 7/16 x 6 5/16 in)
Geography
Iran or Iraq
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1929.73
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
eastern kufic script, illumination, Iran, Iraq, Islam, naskh script, Qur'an, sura 1
Provenance

To 1929
Kirkor Minassian, New York to 1929 [1]

From 1929
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York in 1929 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Kirkor Minassian 1874 - 1944

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

Copyright with museum

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