Folio from a Qur’an, sura 75:38-40; sura 76:1-27

citation

Detached folio from a Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Qiyama (the Resurrection), sura 75: part of 38-40, Sura al-Insan (the Man), sura 76: 1-10 and part of 11, recto begins with “fakhalaqa”, one column, 14 lines of text; verso: 76:11-26 and part of 27, verso begins with “al-yawm”, one column, 15 lines of text; Arabic in black, blue, white and gold naskh, thuluth and muhaqqaq script, sura heading 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: 35.5 x 24.9 cm (14 x 9 13/16 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
S1986.369
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, medallion, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Qur'an, 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-Qiyama (the Resurrection), sura 75: part of 38-40, Sura al-Insan (the Man), sura 76: 1-10 and part of 11, recto begins with "fakhalaqa", one column, 14 lines of text; verso: 76:11-26 and part of 27, verso begins with "al-yawm", one column, 15 lines of text; Arabic in black, blue, white and gold naskh, thuluth and muhaqqaq script, sura heading 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. 22, 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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