Folio from a Qur’an, sura 56:75-77

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; right-hand half of a double-page frontispiece now separate from its facing folio (F1948.9), Arabic in white kufic script on a blue and gold floral ground, Sura al- Waqi’a (the Event) 56: 75-77; one of a set of 3 folios.
Border: The text is set in an illuminated border of gold and lapis.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, late 14th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 32.6 x 25.2 cm (12 13/16 x 9 15/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1932.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, illumination, Islam, kufic script, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), Qur'an, sura 56
Provenance

To 1932
Kirkor Minassian, New York to 1932 [1]

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York in 1932 [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; right-hand half of a double-page frontispiece now separate from its facing folio (F1948.9), Arabic in white kufic script on a blue and gold floral ground, Sura al- Waqi'a (the Event) 56: 75-77; one of a set of 3 folios.
Border: The text is set in an illuminated border of gold and lapis.

Inscription(s)

This frontispiece marks the beginning of the 3rd section of sura 56.

Label

Please see F1948.9 for the left half of this folio.

Published References
  • Fu Shen, Glenn D. Lowry, Ann Yonemura, Thomas Lawton. From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. no 44, pp. 126-127.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Art of the Arab World. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975. cat. 43, pp. 100-101.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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