Folio from a Qur’an, sura 98:4,5-8; sura 99:1-8; sura 100:1-11; sura 101:1-11; sura 102:1-3

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Detached folio from a Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Bayyina (the Clear Proof), sura 98: part of 2,3-8, Sura al-Zalzala (The Earthquake), sura 99:1-8, recto begins with “suhufa”, one column, 15 lines of text; verso: Sura al-Adiyat (The Courser), sura 100:1-11, Sura al-Qari’a (The Calamity), sura 101:1-11, Sura al-Takathur (The Piling up), sura 102: 1-2 and part of 3, verso begins with “wal’adyat”, one column, 13 lines of text; Arabic in black, blue, white and gold naskh, thuluth and muhaqqaq script, sura headings in white and gold thuluth and muhaqqaq script; vocalized in black with red letters for reading and recitation; marginal medallions and inscription; one of a group of twenty folios.
Border: The recto/verso is set in gold, red, blue and purple rulings on cream-colored paper.

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Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, Second half 16th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 35.4 x 23.8 cm (13 15/16 x 9 3/8 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
S1986.75
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, Islam, naskh script, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Qur'an, sura 100, sura 101, sura 102, sura 98, sura 99, 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-Bayyina (the Clear Proof), sura 98: part of 2,3-8, Sura al-Zalzala (The Earthquake), sura 99:1-8, recto begins with "suhufa", one column, 15 lines of text; verso: Sura al-Adiyat (The Courser), sura 100:1-11, Sura al-Qari'a (The Calamity), sura 101:1-11, Sura al-Takathur (The Piling up), sura 102: 1-2 and part of 3, verso begins with "wal'adyat", one column, 13 lines of text; Arabic in black, blue, white and gold naskh, thuluth and muhaqqaq script, sura headings in white and gold thuluth and muhaqqaq script; vocalized in black with red letters for reading and recitation; marginal medallions and inscription; one of a group of twenty folios.
Border: The recto/verso is set in gold, red, blue and purple rulings on cream-colored paper.

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. 28, p. 23.
  • Edwin Binney 3rd. Turkish Treasures from the Collection of Edwin Binney, 3rd: 1981 Supplement to the 1979 Catalogue. San Diego. cat. 61a, p. 2.
  • Sacred Beauty: A Millennium of Religious Art, 600-1600. Exh. cat. Knoxville, TN. pp. 20-23.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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