Mrs. Kirkor Minassian, New York. 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mrs. Kirkor Minassian, New York. 
 Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Mrs. Kirkor Minassian
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Anbiya' (the Prophets) 21: part of 104, 105-110, one column, 13 lines of text; verso: Sura 21:111-112, illuminated sura divider with projection, Sura al-Haj (the Pilgrimage) 22:1-2, one column, 11 lines of text; Arabic in black kufic script set against a tinted green and blue background; vowels in red.
In the ninth century, Qur'ans began to be embellished with a series of ornamental devices, such as the colored band indicating the beginning of a new chapter (sura). Apart from serving as "markers" within the text, the colorful band enhances the beauty of the page.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resources
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- Rights Statement
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