Folio from a Qur’an: Sura 56, Verses 78-80

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: left-hand half of a double-page frontispiece now separate from its facing folio (F1932.1), Arabic in white kufic script, one column, three lines of text; verso: Sura al-Fatihah (the Opener) 1: 1-7, Arabic in black naskhi script, headings in white kufic, one column, 5 lines of text; illuminated rosette verse markers; floral motifs; vocalized in black; one of a group of 3 folios.
Border: The recto and verso are set in illuminated borders of gold and lapis.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, late 14th century
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 33.2 x 24.5 cm (13 1/16 x 9 5/8 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1948.9
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, illumination, Islam, kufic script, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), Qur'an, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Kirkor Minassian

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: left-hand half of a double-page frontispiece now separate from its facing folio (F1932.1), Arabic in white kufic script, one column, three lines of text; verso: Sura al-Fatihah (the Opener) 1: 1-7, Arabic in black naskhi script, headings in white kufic, one column, 5 lines of text; illuminated rosette verse markers; floral motifs; vocalized in black; one of a group of 3 folios.
Border: The recto and verso are set in illuminated borders of gold and lapis.

Label

For the left half of this folio, see F1932.1

Published References
  • Fu Shen, Glenn D. Lowry, Ann Yonemura, Thomas Lawton. From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 44, pp. 104, 107, 126-127.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Art of the Arab World. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975. cat. 43, pp. 100-101.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

Related Objects