Folio from a Qur’an, Sura 38:64-69

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura Sad (Sad) 38: part of 64, 65 and 66, recto begins with “al-nar”; verso: part of 66, 67-69, verso begins with “baynahuma”; Arabic in black kufic script; gold orbs stacked as pyramid-shaped verse markers; pear-shaped verse markers; vocalized in red and yellow; one column; seven lines of text; one of a set of 13 folios.

Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 8th-9th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 23.8 x 33.8 cm (9 3/8 x 13 5/16 in)
Geography
North Africa or Near East
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.24
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 38
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 Sad (Sad) 38: part of 64, 65 and 66, recto begins with "al-nar"; verso: part of 66, 67-69, verso begins with "baynahuma"; Arabic in black kufic script; gold orbs stacked as pyramid-shaped verse markers; pear-shaped verse markers; vocalized in red and yellow; one column; seven lines of text; one of a set of 13 folios.

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

Copyright with museum

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