Folio in a Qur’an

citation

Folio within a bound Qur’an; recto: left-hand half of a finispiece; pious tracks and prayers in praise of the Qur’an; Arabic in white muhaqqaq script; verso: finispiece; Falnama; Persian in white nasta’liq script, title in white thuluth script; one of a group of 5 bound folios (F1932.66-70) from the manuscript (F1932.65); accessioned separately.
Border: The recto/ verso are set in gold and lapis illuminated borders on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1598 (1006 A.H.)
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 41.9 x 26.7 cm (16 1/2 x 10 1/2 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1932.70
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
illumination, Iran, Islam, muhaqqaq 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.

[2] See note 1. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Description

Folio within a bound Qur'an; recto: left-hand half of a finispiece; pious tracks and prayers in praise of the Qur'an; Arabic in white muhaqqaq script; verso: finispiece; Falnama; Persian in white nasta'liq script, title in white thuluth script; one of a group of 5 bound folios (F1932.66-70) from the manuscript (F1932.65); accessioned separately.
Border: The recto/ verso are set in gold and lapis illuminated borders 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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