Folio from a Qur’an, recto: left-hand half of a double-page, sura 17:88; verso: blank

citation

Detached folio from a Qur’an; recto: left-hand half of a double-page illumination; facing folio (S1986.74.1); Sura al- isra (the night journey) 17: part of verse 88 in central shamsa; parts of Sura al-waqi’a (the inevitable) 56: 77-80 in upper and lower sarlawhs; verso: blank; Arabic in white thuluth script; one of a group of twenty-one folios.

Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 2nd half of 16th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 35.5 x 22.4 cm (14 x 8 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
S1986.74.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, Islam, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Qur'an, sura 17, thuluth script, Turkey, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1910
Georges Demotte (1877-1923), Paris, France. [1]

From 1910 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased from Georges Demotte, Paris, France on August 1, 1910. [2]

From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. [3]

From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. [4]

Notes:

[1] See Glen D. Lowry and Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 2: Ledger of Acquisitions, 1894 and 1907-17" in A Jeweler’s Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 230. See also Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 7: Chart of Recent Provenance" in An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection, Glenn D. Lowry et al (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 400.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.

[4] See note 3.

Previous Owner(s)

Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Georges Demotte 1877 - 1923

Description

Detached folio from a Qur'an; recto: left-hand half of a double-page illumination; facing folio (S1986.74.1); Sura al- isra (the night journey) 17: part of verse 88 in central shamsa; parts of Sura al-waqi'a (the inevitable) 56: 77-80 in upper and lower sarlawhs; verso: blank; Arabic in white thuluth script; one of a group of twenty-one folios.

Inscription(s)

In the medallion (Shamsa), Sura al-Isra (the Night journey) 17: part of verse 88.

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. 17, p. 22.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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