Elizabeth T. Riefstahl, to 1930 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Elizabeth T. Riefstahl in 1930 
 Object file, undated folder sheet note.
 See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
- Previous Owner(s)
Elizabeth T. Riefstahl
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura Sad (Sad) 38:80-83, recto begins with "fa'innaka min"; verso: sura 38:84-86; Arabic in black kufic script; gold orbs stacked as pyramid-shaped verse markers; additional inscribed gold roundel verse marker; vocalized in red, green, and yellow; one column; 7 lines of text; one of a group of 13 folios.
- Published References
- Erica Cruikshank Dodd Shereen Khairallah. The Image of the Word: A Study of Koranic Verses in Islamic Architecture. 2 vols., Beirut. fig. 4.
- Muhammad Husayn. Origins of the Book: Egypt's Contribution to the Development of the Book from Papyrus to Codex. Greenwich, CT. p. 108.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum