Folio from a Qur’an, sura 5:51-52

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the “qarmathian” Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Ma’ida (the Table spread) 5:51; verso: sura 5:52; Arabic in black “eastern kufic (New Style)” script; vocalized in red, blue and black; marginal illuminated roundel; one column; four lines of text.
Border: The text area is filled with palmette scrolls and set within an illuminated frame that terminates at the top and bottom in a semi-medallion.

Historical period(s)
late 11th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 34.2 x 23.9 cm (13 7/16 x 9 7/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Catherine and Ralph Benkaim
Accession Number
S1997.97
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
eastern kufic script, Iran, Islam, Qur'an, sura 5, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Sotheby's (London)
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim
Charles Ewart

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the "qarmathian" Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Ma’ida (the Table spread) 5:51; verso: sura 5:52; Arabic in black "eastern kufic (New Style)" script; vocalized in red, blue and black; marginal illuminated roundel; one column; four lines of text.
Border: The text area is filled with palmette scrolls and set within an illuminated frame that terminates at the top and bottom in a semi-medallion.

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. p. 145, fig. 1.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum