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.

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

Copyright with museum

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