Private collection, England, 1970s 
Sale, Christie's, London, 1989 
From 1989 to 2001
Mr. Hamid Atighetchi (Art and History Consultants), London, from 1989
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mr. Hamid Atighetchi in 2001
 According to Curatorial Note 4, Massumeh Farhad, December 5, 2001, in the object record.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Mr. Hamid Atighetchi
Manuscript; a section of Qur'an; Sura al-Naml (the Ant) 27 and Sura al-Qasas (the Stories) 28; Arabic in black "eastern kufic (New Style)" script; vocalized in black, sukun in blue; 27 folios with a frontispiece (fol.1 verso, 2 recto) and an additional brocaded cloth-cover for protection; inscriptions and seals on the fly leaf and end leaf (fols. 1recto, 27 verso); standard page: one column, 4 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in brown leather with blind tooling; binding remounted with new spine.
Fly leaf: Praise upon God, the creator of the best virtue, entered the property of a royal library.
In the auspicious month of Ramadan, [?] became part of the library's property. Year 1474.
The book was seen.
The book was seen in [?] the month of Rajab, year [12?].
End leaf: The book was seen in the property of the auspicious library of sarkar fayz asar in Ramadan [986?]. Entered the library.
- Published References
- Stuart Cary Welch. Treasures of Islam. Exh. cat. London. cat. 15, pp. 44-46.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum