Folio from a Qur’an, sura 7:13-24

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al- Araf (the Heights) 7: part of 13, 14-19, and part of 20; verso: sura 7:20-23 and part of 24; Arabic in gold naskhi script outlined in black; inscribed illuminated rosette verse markers; marginal medallions containing the word “ashrun” (twenty) indicating end of a twentieth verse; vocalized in red, diacritics in red, letters for recitation and reading in blue, sukun in blue; one column; 9 lines of text.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 34 x 21.7 cm (13 3/8 x 8 9/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1937.31
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, illumination, Islam, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), naskh script, Qur'an, sura 7, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1937
Kirkor Minassian (1874-1944), New York. [1]

From 1937
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Kirkor Minassian 1874 - 1944

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al- Araf (the Heights) 7: part of 13, 14-19, and part of 20; verso: sura 7:20-23 and part of 24; Arabic in gold naskhi script outlined in black; inscribed illuminated rosette verse markers; marginal medallions containing the word "ashrun" (twenty) indicating end of a twentieth verse; vocalized in red, diacritics in red, letters for recitation and reading in blue, sukun in blue; one column; 9 lines of text.

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

Copyright with museum