Adrienne Minassian, New York to 1970 
From 1970 to 1997
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim, Beverly Hills, CA, purchased from Adrienne Minassian in 1970 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Ralph and Catherine Benkaim in 1997
 According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Adrienne Minassian 1913 - 1994
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Anfal (the Spoils of war) 8: parts of verse 45, 46- 47, recto begins with "kathiran"; verso: sura 8:48 and part of 49, verso begins with "waqala"; Arabic in black "eastern kufic (New Style)" script with gold rosette verse markers and illuminated marginal palmette, vocalized in red, tashdid and sukun in blue; one column; nine lines of text.
This folio is written in the so-called eastern kufic script, associated with Iran and central Asia. The verses here are from sura 8, entitled "al-Anfal" (The Spoils of War) and explain some of the advantages of military discipline.
- 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
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