Qur’an

citation

Manuscript; the Qur’an with selection of prayers and a falname; Arabic in black naskh script with white headings in illuminated cartouches in thuluth, muhaqqaq, and nasta’liq script; vocalized in black; 288 folios with 2 shamsa (1 verso, 2 recto) a frontispiece (2 verso, 3 recto), a sarlawh (3 verso), and 3 finispiece (287 verso, 288 recto/verso); inscriptions (fols. 12 recto, 204 recto); rosette verse markers; gold roundels; marginal medallions, inscribed marginal medallions containing the word “ashr” (ten) indicating the end of a tenth verse and the word “juz” (part); standard page: one column; 15 lines of text. Bound folios F1932.66-70 of the same manuscript are accessioned separately.
Border: The manuscript is bound in modern red leather over paper-pasteboards.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Ahmad Sayri
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1598 (1006 A.H.)
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W x D: 42.8 × 28.1 × 6.7 cm (16 7/8 × 11 1/16 × 2 5/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1932.65
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
illumination, Iran, Islam, muhaqqaq script, naskh script, nasta'liq script, Qur'an, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), thuluth script
Provenance

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

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

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Description

Manuscript; the Qur'an with selection of prayers and a falname; Arabic in black naskh script with white headings in illuminated cartouches in thuluth, muhaqqaq, and nasta'liq script; vocalized in black; 288 folios with 2 shamsa (1 verso, 2 recto) a frontispiece (2 verso, 3 recto), a sarlawh (3 verso), and 3 finispiece (287 verso, 288 recto/verso); inscriptions (fols. 12 recto, 204 recto); rosette verse markers; gold roundels; marginal medallions, inscribed marginal medallions containing the word "ashr" (ten) indicating the end of a tenth verse and the word "juz" (part); standard page: one column; 15 lines of text. Bound folios F1932.66-70 of the same manuscript are accessioned separately.
Border: The manuscript is bound in modern red leather over paper-pasteboards.

Inscription(s)

Fol. 12 recto, waqf Ghara Mustafa Pasha.
"Endowments of Ghara Mustafa Pasha."
Fol. 204 recto, waqf
"Inalienable donation."

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

Copyright with museum

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