Folio from a Qur’an, sura 87:1-19; sura 88:1-26; sura 89:1-7 and part of 8

citation

Detached folio from a Qur’an; recto: Sura al-a’la (the Most high), sura 87:1-19, Sura al-Ghashiya (the Overwhelming), sura 88:1-4, recto begins with “bismillah”; verso: sura 88:5-26, Sura al-Fajr (the Daybreak), sura 89:1-7 and part of 8, verso begins with “tusqay”; Arabic in black, blue, gold and white naskh, muhaqqaq and thuluth scripts; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation and reading; marginal medallions; inscription; one column, 14 lines of text; one of a group of twenty folios.
Border: Text is set in gold, red and blue rulings on a paper with marginal medallions.

Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, Second half 16th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 35.5 x 21.9 cm (14 x 8 5/8 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
S1986.78
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, Islam, muhaqqaq script, naskh script, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Qur'an, sura 87, sura 88, sura 89, thuluth script, 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-a'la (the Most high), sura 87:1-19, Sura al-Ghashiya (the Overwhelming), sura 88:1-4, recto begins with "bismillah"; verso: sura 88:5-26, Sura al-Fajr (the Daybreak), sura 89:1-7 and part of 8, verso begins with "tusqay"; Arabic in black, blue, gold and white naskh, muhaqqaq and thuluth scripts; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation and reading; marginal medallions; inscription; one column, 14 lines of text; one of a group of twenty folios.
Border: Text is set in gold, red and blue rulings on a 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. 27, 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.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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