Detached folio from a Qur’an, sura 34:54; sura 35:1-3

citation

Detached folio from a Qur’an; right-hand half verso: Sura Fatir (Originator), sura 35: parts of verse 2 and 3, verso begins with “lahu-min”; left-hand half recto: Sura Saba (Sheba), sura 34: part of verse 54, recto begins with “yashtahun”, illuminated title band with marginal palmette projection, Sura Fatir (Originator), sura 35:1; Arabic in black “eastern kufic (New Style)” script with gold rosette verse markers; chapter heading in white; vocalized in red and yellow, tashdid and sukun in blue, hamza in green; one column; 5 lines of text; one of a group of 3 folios.

Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 10th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W: 12.2 x 16 cm (4 13/16 x 6 5/16 in)
Geography
probably Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1932.55
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), eastern kufic script, illumination, Iran, Islam, Qur'an, sura 34, sura 35
Provenance

To 1932
Arthur Upham Pope, New York to 1932 [1]

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Arthur Upham Pope, 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)

Arthur Upham Pope

Description

Detached folio from a Qur'an; right-hand half verso: Sura Fatir (Originator), sura 35: parts of verse 2 and 3, verso begins with "lahu-min"; left-hand half recto: Sura Saba (Sheba), sura 34: part of verse 54, recto begins with "yashtahun", illuminated title band with marginal palmette projection, Sura Fatir (Originator), sura 35:1; Arabic in black "eastern kufic (New Style)" script with gold rosette verse markers; chapter heading in white; vocalized in red and yellow, tashdid and sukun in blue, hamza in green; one column; 5 lines of text; one of a group of 3 folios.

Published References
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Islamic Art and Archaeology: Collected Papers. Berlin. p. 911.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. The Arts of Iran at the Time of Avicenna: Société iranienne pour la conservation des monuments nationaux. vol. 4, Tehran. pp. 132-138, fig. 19.
  • Richard Ettinghausen Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. vol. 3, p. 1941, vol. 5, pl. 930a.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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