Folio from a selection of the Qur’an, sura 29:46

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: blank; verso: Sura al-Ankabut ( the Spider) 29:46; one column, 3 lines of text with two lines in illuminated title- bands, Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with white headings in thuluth script; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation; one of a group of 3 folios.
Border: The text is set in an illuminated border of gold and lapis.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 36.9 x 26.7 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/2 in)
Geography
Possibly Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1932.60
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
illumination, Iran, Islam, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), Qur'an, sura 29
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. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: blank; verso: Sura al-Ankabut ( the Spider) 29:46; one column, 3 lines of text with two lines in illuminated title- bands, Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with white headings in thuluth script; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation; one of a group of 3 folios.
Border: The text is set in an illuminated border of gold and lapis.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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