Folio from a Qur’an, sura 114:1-6, left-hand half of a double-page finispiece

citation

Detached bifolio from a Qur’an; left-hand half of a double-page finispiece; facing folio (S1986.86.1); recto: Sura al-nas (the mankind), sura 114:1-6, recto begins with “sura”, one column, 6 lines of text; verso: completion prayers, verso begins with “khatm”, one column, 7 lines of text; Arabic in white thuluth and gold muhaqqaq script outlined in black; vocalized in white; one of a group of two folios.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, ca. 1550-1575
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 32.2 x 20.4 cm (12 11/16 x 8 1/16 in)
Geography
Iran, Fars, Shiraz
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.86.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
epic, Henri Vever collection, illumination, Iran, Islam, Qur'an, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), sura 114, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942

Description

Detached bifolio from a Qur'an; left-hand half of a double-page finispiece; facing folio (S1986.86.1); recto: Sura al-nas (the mankind), sura 114:1-6, recto begins with "sura", one column, 6 lines of text; verso: completion prayers, verso begins with "khatm", one column, 7 lines of text; Arabic in white thuluth and gold muhaqqaq script outlined in black; vocalized in white; one of a group of two folios.

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. 12, p. 21.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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