- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Detached folio from a Qur'an; right-hand half of a double-page finispiece; facing folio (S1986.86.2); recto: Sura al-masad (the palm fiber), sura 111:1-5, one column, 8 lines of text; verso: Sura al-ikhlas (the sincerity), sura 112:1-4, one column, 6 lines of text; Arabic in white thuluth and muhaqqaq script; vocalized in black and white with red letters for reading and recitation; one of a group of two folios.
The Qur'an-the unadulterated word of God for Muslims-is the most revered text in the Islamic world, and no effort was spared in its embellishment. Qur'ans made in sixteenth-century Iran frequently begin and end with a double-folio of intricate designs rendered with paints made from gold and lapis lazuli, the semi-precious stone. This double-folio is inscribed with the last two chapters of the Qur'an, entitled al-Falaq (Dawn) and al-Nas (Mankind), and would have appeared at the end of the manuscript.
- 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. 11, p. 21.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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