Folio from a Qur’an, sura 33:26-30

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al- Ahzab (the Combined forces) 33: part of verse 26, verses 27-29, and a few phrases of 30, recto begins with “wa qadhafa”, one column, 7 lines of text; verso: sura 33: 30, verso begins with “minkunna”, an inscribed shamsa in gold and blue set within four small roundels, one column, 2 lines of text; Arabic in black and gold muhaqqaq script; illuminated rosette verse markers; roundels, marginal medallions; vocalized in black and gold with red letters for recitation and reading; one of a group of 3 folios.
Border: The text is set in gold and black rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Mongol period, 14th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 36.9 x 27 cm (14 1/2 x 10 5/8 in)
Geography
Possibly Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1932.59
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
illumination, Iran, Islam, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), muhaqqaq script, Qur'an, sura 33
Provenance

To 1932
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al- Ahzab (the Combined forces) 33: part of verse 26, verses 27-29, and a few phrases of 30, recto begins with "wa qadhafa", one column, 7 lines of text; verso: sura 33: 30, verso begins with "minkunna", an inscribed shamsa in gold and blue set within four small roundels, one column, 2 lines of text; Arabic in black and gold muhaqqaq script; illuminated rosette verse markers; roundels, marginal medallions; vocalized in black and gold with red letters for recitation and reading; one of a group of 3 folios.
Border: The text is set in gold and black rulings on cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Freer Gallery of Art. Gallery Book I: Exhibition of July 19, 1933. Washington, July 19, 1933. .
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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