Folio from a Qur’an

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; rectangular illuminated panel decorated on both sides with a medallion extending into the margin and designs in gold and blue; frontispiece or tailpiece of a copy of the Qur’an.

Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 9th century
Medium
Ink, gold, and color on parchment
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 12.3 x 19 cm (4 13/16 x 7 1/2 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1937.11
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), Islam, Qur'an, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; rectangular illuminated panel decorated on both sides with a medallion extending into the margin and designs in gold and blue; frontispiece or tailpiece of a copy of the Qur'an.

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

Copyright with museum