Folio from a Qur’an, sura 80: part of 41-42; sura 81:1-29; sura 82:1-19

Detached folio from a Qur’an; recto: Sura Abasa (He frowned), sura 80: part of 41-42, Sura al-Takwir (the Overthrowing), sura 81: 1-27, recto begins with “qataratan” one column, 14 lines of text ; verso: sura 81:27-29, Sura al-Infitar (the Cleaving), sura 82:1-19 and the title of Sura al-Mutaffifin, verso begins with “lil’alamin”, one column, 14 lines of text; Arabic in black, blue, white and gold naskh and muhaqqaq scripts, sura headings in white thuluth script, vocalized in black with red letters for reading and recitation, marginal medallion 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.

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Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 2nd half of 16th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 35.6 x 25.1 cm (14 x 9 7/8 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
S1986.362
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, medallion, muhaqqaq script, naskh script, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Qur'an, sura 80, sura 81, sura 82, thuluth script, Turkey, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Description

Detached folio from a Qur'an; recto: Sura Abasa (He frowned), sura 80: part of 41-42, Sura al-Takwir (the Overthrowing), sura 81: 1-27, recto begins with "qataratan" one column, 14 lines of text ; verso: sura 81:27-29, Sura al-Infitar (the Cleaving), sura 82:1-19 and the title of Sura al-Mutaffifin, verso begins with "lil'alamin", one column, 14 lines of text; Arabic in black, blue, white and gold naskh and muhaqqaq scripts, sura headings in white thuluth script, vocalized in black with red letters for reading and recitation, marginal medallion 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
  • Edwin Binney 3rd. Turkish Treasures from the Collection of Edwin Binney, 3rd: 1981 Supplement to the 1979 Catalogue. San Diego. cat. 61a, p. 2.
  • 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. 24, p. 23.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum