Folio from a Qur’an, Sura 5:95-97

citation

Folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; Sura al-Ma’ida (the Table Spread) 5: part of verse 95 followed by verses 96 and 97, beginning word ” ‘aw ‘adlu”; reverse: blank; Arabic in black kufic script; vocalized in red and black; one column; eleven lines of text.

Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 9th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W: 15.7 x 23.5 cm (6 3/16 x 9 1/4 in)
Geography
Near East or North Africa
Credit Line
The Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
Accession Number
S1997.88
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), illumination, Islam, kufic script, Near East, North Africa, Qur'an, sura 5, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Ralph and Catherine Benkaim

Description

Folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; Sura al-Ma'ida (the Table Spread) 5: part of verse 95 followed by verses 96 and 97, beginning word " 'aw 'adlu"; reverse: blank; Arabic in black kufic script; vocalized in red and black; one column; eleven lines of text.

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 144-147.
  • 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