A section (juz’) of a Qur’an

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Manuscript; a section (Juz’) of Qur’an; Sura al-Anbya (the Prophets) 21, Sura al-Hajj (the Pilgrimage) 22 with several missing folios; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with interlinear Persian translation in naskh script; vocalized in black; 140 folios with a shamsa (fol. 1 recto), frontispiece (fol. 1 verso, 2 recto), and a finispiece (fol.140 recto), verse markers, marginal medallions; standard page: one column; 6 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in leather over paper pasteboards with blind tooling, geometrical interlace, and dot punches. The doublures are decorated with a dense pattern of interweaving 6- petalled and 12- petalled motifs.

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Historical period(s)
13th-14th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 27.7 x 17.8 cm (10 7/8 x 7 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1940.16
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
illumination, Iran, Islam, muhaqqaq script, naskh script, Qur'an, sura 21, sura 22, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1940
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]

From 1940
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Description

Manuscript; a section (Juz') of Qur'an; Sura al-Anbya (the Prophets) 21, Sura al-Hajj (the Pilgrimage) 22 with several missing folios; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with interlinear Persian translation in naskh script; vocalized in black; 140 folios with a shamsa (fol. 1 recto), frontispiece (fol. 1 verso, 2 recto), and a finispiece (fol.140 recto), verse markers, marginal medallions; standard page: one column; 6 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in leather over paper pasteboards with blind tooling, geometrical interlace, and dot punches. The doublures are decorated with a dense pattern of interweaving 6- petalled and 12- petalled motifs.

Published References
  • A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 15 vols., , Reissue with corrigenda and addenda. London and New York. vol. 3, p. 1725ff.
  • Report of the Secretary, 1941/42. Washington. pl. 3.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum