Folio from a Qur’an, 2:1-25

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al- Baqara (the Cow) 2: 1-4, recto begins with “bismillah” one column, 5 lines of text; verso: sura 2: 4-24 and part of 25, verso begins with “yawqinuwna”, one column,15 lines of text; Arabic in black nasta’liq script; illuminated heading in white kufic script; illuminated rosette verse markers; marginal medallions; vocalized in black, indications for recitation in red; one of a group of 3 folios.
Border: The recto is set in blue rulings on cream-colored paper; the verso is set in gold, black, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th century
Medium
Ink, gold and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 32.6 x 24.8 cm (12 13/16 x 9 3/4 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1932.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, illumination, Islam, kufic script, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), nasta'liq script, Qur'an, sura 2
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; recto: Sura al- Baqara (the Cow) 2: 1-4, recto begins with "bismillah" one column, 5 lines of text; verso: sura 2: 4-24 and part of 25, verso begins with "yawqinuwna", one column,15 lines of text; Arabic in black nasta'liq script; illuminated heading in white kufic script; illuminated rosette verse markers; marginal medallions; vocalized in black, indications for recitation in red; one of a group of 3 folios.
Border: The recto is set in blue rulings on cream-colored paper; the verso is set in gold, black, and blue 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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