Folio from a Qur’an, sura 48:11-13

citation

Detached folio from a Qur’an; recto: Sura Al-Fath (the Victory), sura 48: part of 11, 12, recto begins with “a’u’arada”; verso: sura 48:12, and part of 13, verso begins with “a’hliyhim”; Arabic in black kufic script; gold orbs stacked as illuminated pyramid-shaped verse markers; vocalized in red and yellow; one column; 7 lines of text; one of a group of 13 folios.

Historical period(s)
8th-9th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 23.8 x 33.3 cm (9 3/8 x 13 1/8 in)
Geography
North Africa or Near East
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.65
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Islam, kufic script, Near East, North Africa, Qur'an, sura 48
Provenance

To 1930
Elizabeth T. Riefstahl, to 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Elizabeth T. Riefstahl 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)

Elizabeth T. Riefstahl

Description

Detached folio from a Qur'an; recto: Sura Al-Fath (the Victory), sura 48: part of 11, 12, recto begins with "a'u'arada"; verso: sura 48:12, and part of 13, verso begins with "a'hliyhim"; Arabic in black kufic script; gold orbs stacked as illuminated pyramid-shaped verse markers; vocalized in red and yellow; one column; 7 lines of text; one of a group 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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