Folio from a Qur’an

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Shuraa (the Consultation) 42: 1-7; one column, 9 lines of text; verso: sura 42: 7-13; one column, 12 lines; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with a white heading in thuluth script; illuminated rosette verse markers; vocalized in red and black; illuminated title band; marginal roundel; one of a group of 5 folios.
Border: The text is set in gold-black rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 40.9 x 32 cm (16 1/8 x 12 5/8 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.56
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, illumination, Islam, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), Qur'an, sura 42, thuluth script
Provenance

To 1930
Kirkor Minassian, New York to 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York in 1930 [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

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Shuraa (the Consultation) 42: 1-7; one column, 9 lines of text; verso: sura 42: 7-13; one column, 12 lines; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with a white heading in thuluth script; illuminated rosette verse markers; vocalized in red and black; illuminated title band; marginal roundel; one of a group of 5 folios.
Border: The text is set in gold-black rulings on cream-colored paper.

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

Copyright with museum

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