Folio from a Qur’an, Sura 48:5-6

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Fath (Victory) 48:5, recto begins with “liyudkhal”; verso: sura 48: parts of 5, 6, verso begins with “dhalika”; Arabic in black kufic script; illuminated leaf-shaped medallion verse marker; vocalized in red, yellow, green, and blue; one column; 7 lines of text; one of a group of 13.

Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 8th-9th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 23.7 x 33.6 cm (9 5/16 x 13 1/4 in)
Geography
North Africa or Near East
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.23
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), Islam, kufic script, Near East, North Africa, Qur'an, sura 48
Provenance

To 1930
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1930 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Fath (Victory) 48:5, recto begins with "liyudkhal"; verso: sura 48: parts of 5, 6, verso begins with "dhalika"; Arabic in black kufic script; illuminated leaf-shaped medallion verse marker; vocalized in red, yellow, green, and blue; one column; 7 lines of text; one of a group of 13.

Published References
  • Oya Pancaroglu. Perpetual Glory: Medieval Islamic Ceramics from the Harvey B. Plotnick Collection. Exh. cat. Chicago and New Haven, March 31 - October 28, 2007. p. 23, fig. 13.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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