Folio from an unidentified manuscript

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Detached folio from an unidentified manuscript; illuminated frontispiece; Arabic in white thuluth script; marginal medallion; vocalized in white.
Border: The frontispiece is set in blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th century
Medium
Ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 27.6 x 21.4 cm (10 7/8 x 8 7/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1940.19
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, frontispiece, illumination, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), thuluth script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1940
Heeramaneck Galleries, New York to 1940

From 1940
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Heeramaneck Galleries, New York in 1940 [1]

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. For additional information, see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Heeramaneck Galleries

Description

Detached folio from an unidentified manuscript; illuminated frontispiece; Arabic in white thuluth script; marginal medallion; vocalized in white.
Border: The frontispiece is set in blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 4, p. 1.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Islamic Art and Archaeology: Collected Papers. Berlin. pp. 862-884.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Yemenite Bible Manuscripts of the XVth Century. Jerusalem. pl. 21.
  • Bernhard Moritz. Arabic Paleography: A Collection of Arabic Texts from the First Century of the Hidjra till the year 1000. Publications (Dar al-Kutub al-Misriyah), no. 16 Cairo. pls. 55, 59.
  • Richard Ettinghausen Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. p. 2698ff.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum