Folio from a Qur’an, sura 69: part of 14-52; sura 70:1-14

citation

Detached folio from a Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Haqqa (the Reality), sura 69: part of 14-42, recto begins with “wahida”, one column, 15 lines of text; verso: sura 69: part of 42-52, Sura al-Ma’arij (the Ascending stairways), sura 70: 1-14, verso begins with “matadhkarun”, one column, 14 lines of text; Arabic in black, blue, white and gold naskh, and muhaqqaq script, sura headings in white thuluth, vocalized in black with red letters for reading and recitation, marginal medallions and inscription; one of a group of twenty folios.
Border: Text is set in gold, red, blue and purple rulings on cream-colored paper with marginal medallions.

Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 2nd half of 16th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 35.6 x 24.6 cm (14 x 9 11/16 in)
Geography
Turkey
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.361
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, medallion, naskh script, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Qur'an, sura 69, sura 70, Turkey, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942

Description

Detached folio from a Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Haqqa (the Reality), sura 69: part of 14-42, recto begins with "wahida", one column, 15 lines of text; verso: sura 69: part of 42-52, Sura al-Ma'arij (the Ascending stairways), sura 70: 1-14, verso begins with "matadhkarun", one column, 14 lines of text; Arabic in black, blue, white and gold naskh, and muhaqqaq script, sura headings in white thuluth, vocalized in black with red letters for reading and recitation, marginal medallions and inscription; one of a group of twenty folios.
Border: Text is set in gold, red, blue and purple rulings on cream-colored paper with marginal medallions.

Inscription(s)

Recto: bottom left: waqf (endowment)

Published References
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 18, p. 22.
  • Edwin Binney 3rd. Turkish Treasures from the Collection of Edwin Binney, 3rd: 1981 Supplement to the 1979 Catalogue. San Diego. cat. 61a, p. 2.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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