Folio from a Qur’an, Sura 74:38-54

Detached folio from dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Muddaththir (the Cloaked One) 74: part of verse 38, and verses 39-47, recto begins with “bema kasabat”; verso: sura 74: 47-53, and part of 54, verso begins with ” ‘atayna”; Arabic in black “eastern kufic (New Style)” script with marginal gold roundel and illuminated rosette verse markers; vocalized in red and black; one column; eight lines of text.

Historical period(s)
June 905 (Sha'ban 292 A.H.)
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W: 12.5 x 9.4 cm (4 15/16 x 3 11/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
The Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
Accession Number
S1997.92
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
eastern kufic script, Iran, Islam, Qur'an, sura 74, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1979
Adrienne Minassian, New York, to 1979 [1]

From 1979 to 1997
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim, Beverly Hills, CA, purchased from Adrienne Minassian in 1979 [2]

From 1997
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Ralph and Catherine Benkaim in 1997

Notes:

[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Ralph and Catherine Benkaim
Adrienne Minassian 1913 - 1994

Description

Detached folio from dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Muddaththir (the Cloaked One) 74: part of verse 38, and verses 39-47, recto begins with "bema kasabat"; verso: sura 74: 47-53, and part of 54, verso begins with " 'atayna"; Arabic in black "eastern kufic (New Style)" script with marginal gold roundel and illuminated rosette verse markers; vocalized in red and black; one column; eight 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.
  • The Qur'ān. Norton Critical Editions, 1st ed. New York, New York, 2017. p. 350.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum