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.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum