Cover of a Qur’an

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Dark brown leather outside; light brown leather inside; on pasteboard. Decoration: punched and chiselled gold relief, with touches of color in the floral patterns; gold tooling in the borders; cut gold filigree over blue paper. Inscriptions embossed; gold writing on the back hinge.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 16th century
Medium
Dark brown leather on pasteboard, gold tooling
Dimensions
H x W: 37.5 x 24.6 cm (14 3/4 x 9 11/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1934.17
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Book
Type

Bookbinding

Keywords
flower, Iran, Islam, Qur'an, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1934
Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York to 1934. [1]

From 1934
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York in 1934. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Jacob Hirsch 1874? - 1955

Description

Dark brown leather outside; light brown leather inside; on pasteboard. Decoration: punched and chiselled gold relief, with touches of color in the floral patterns; gold tooling in the borders; cut gold filigree over blue paper. Inscriptions embossed; gold writing on the back hinge.

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

Copyright with museum