Kirkor Minassian (1874-1944), New York. 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York. 
 Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Kirkor Minassian 1874 - 1944
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Qamar (the Moon) 54: part of 13-18, recto begins with "dhati"; verso: sura 54:18-22 and part of 23, verso begins with "'adhabi"; Arabic in black "eastern kufic (New Style)" script; illuminated verse markers; marginal medallions containing the word "ashrun" (twenty), and the word "Khams" (five); vocalized in red, tashdid and sukun in blue; one column; 4 lines of text; one of a group of 2 folios.
- Published References
- Francois Deroche. The Abbasid Tradition: Qurans of the 8th to the 10th Centuries AD. Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art New York. cat. 83.
- Smithsonian Institution. Report of the Secretary for the Year Ended June 30, 1937. Washington. p. 44, pl. 2.
- Richard Ettinghausen. The Arts of Iran at the Time of Avicenna: Société iranienne pour la conservation des monuments nationaux. vol. 4, Tehran. pp. 132-138, fig. 20.
- Eric Schroeder. What Was the Badi Script? Manuscripts in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. vol. 4 Ann Arbor. pp. 232-248.
- Richard Ettinghausen. Islamic Art and Archaeology: Collected Papers. Berlin. p. 912.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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