Folio from a Qur’an

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura Saba’ (Sheba) 34: 41-48, one column, 12 lines of text; verso: sura 34: 49-54 and title of Sura Fatir (Originator) 35 with the beginning Besmelah of sura 35, one column, 8 lines of text; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with white thuluth script in an illuminated panel; gold rosette verse markers; vocalized in black; one of a group of 5 folios.
Border: The text is set in gold and 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: 41.1 x 31.6 cm (16 3/16 x 12 7/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.57
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 34, sura 35
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 Saba' (Sheba) 34: 41-48, one column, 12 lines of text; verso: sura 34: 49-54 and title of Sura Fatir (Originator) 35 with the beginning Besmelah of sura 35, one column, 8 lines of text; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with white thuluth script in an illuminated panel; gold rosette verse markers; vocalized in black; one of a group of 5 folios.
Border: The text is set in gold and black rulings on cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Anna Contadini. The Kitab Manafi 'al Hayawan in the Escorial Library. no. 3. p. 48, no. 5.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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