Folio from a Qur’an, Sura 38:80-86

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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.

Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 8th-9th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 23.7 x 33.6 cm (9 5/16 x 13 1/4 in)
Geography
North Africa or Near East
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.66
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), Islam, kufic script, Near East, North Africa, Qur'an, sura 38
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 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

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