Folio from a Qur’an, Sura 13:2-3

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Ra’d (the Thunder) 13: part of verse 2, recto begins with “al-shams”; verso: sura 13: last word of 2 and part of 3, verso begins with “tuqinuna”; Arabic in black kufic script; gold orbs stacked as pyramid-shaped verse markers; vocalized in red, brown, and green; one column; 3 lines of text.

Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 10th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W: 20.4 x 30.2 cm (8 1/16 x 11 7/8 in)
Geography
North Africa or Near East
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1945.17
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), kufic script, Near East, North Africa, Qur'an, sura 13, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1945
Mrs. Kirkor Minassian, New York. [1]

From 1945
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mrs. Kirkor Minassian, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Kirkor Minassian

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Ra'd (the Thunder) 13: part of verse 2, recto begins with "al-shams"; verso: sura 13: last word of 2 and part of 3, verso begins with "tuqinuna"; Arabic in black kufic script; gold orbs stacked as pyramid-shaped verse markers; vocalized in red, brown, and green; one column; 3 lines of text.

Inscription(s)

The name of the sura, al-Ra'd (the Thunder), is written in naskhi script in the corner of the folio.

Published References
  • Hugo Munsterberg. The Landscape Painting of China and Japan., 1st ed. Rutland, VT. pl. 51.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum