Folio from a Qur’an, sura 2:1-4

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; left -hand half of a double-page frontispiece; Sura al-Baqara (the Cow), sura 2:1-4; verse begins with “bismillah”; Arabic in black naskh script, sura heading in white kufic with gold rosette verse markers; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation and reading; one column; 6 lines of text.
Border: The text is set in an illuminated border, mounted on gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 41.6 x 31.6 cm (16 3/8 x 12 7/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.66
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, Henri Vever collection, illumination, Islam, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), naskh script, Qur'an, sura 2, 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 dispersed copy of the Qur'an; left -hand half of a double-page frontispiece; Sura al-Baqara (the Cow), sura 2:1-4; verse begins with "bismillah"; Arabic in black naskh script, sura heading in white kufic with gold rosette verse markers; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation and reading; one column; 6 lines of text.
Border: The text is set in an illuminated border, mounted on gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Inscription(s)
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. 3, p. 15.
  • Glenn D. Lowry Susan Nemanzee. A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 1, p. 63.
  • Dr. Massumeh Farhad. Arts of the Islamic World at the Sackler. vol. 43, no.3 Washington. p. 44, fig. 7.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum