Folio from a Qur’an, sura 49:10-11

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Hujurat (the Rooms) 49: 10 and part of 11, recto begins with “al-mu’minun”; verso: Sura 49:11, verso begin with “qamu”; Arabic in black kufic script with marginal gold roundel verse marker containing the word “ashr” (ten) indicating the end of a tenth verse; vowels in red, yellow, and green; one column; seven lines of text.

Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 9th-10th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 23.8 x 33.1 cm (9 3/8 x 13 1/16 in)
Geography
Near East or North Africa
Credit Line
The Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
Accession Number
S1997.90
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), Africa, illumination, Islam, kufic script, Near East, Qur'an, sura 49, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Ralph and Catherine Benkaim

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Hujurat (the Rooms) 49: 10 and part of 11, recto begins with "al-mu’minun"; verso: Sura 49:11, verso begin with "qamu"; Arabic in black kufic script with marginal gold roundel verse marker containing the word "ashr" (ten) indicating the end of a tenth verse; vowels in red, yellow, and green; one column; seven 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.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum