Folio from a Qur’an, sura 44:37-59; sura 45:1-10

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Dukhan (the Smoke) 44:37-57; verso: sura 44:58-59, Sura al-Jathiya (the Crouching) 45:1-10; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with round illuminated verse markers; vocalized in black; illuminated heading in thuluth script; one column; twelve lines of text.
Border: The text is set in gold and black rulings on tan-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th century
Medium
Black ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 41 x 32 cm (16 1/8 x 12 5/8 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
The Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
Accession Number
S1997.98
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, Islam, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), muhaqqaq script, Qur'an, sura 44, sura 45, thuluth script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1969
Adrienne Minassian, New York to 1969 [1]

From 1969 to 1997
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim, Beverly Hills, CA, purchased from Adrienne Minassian in 1969 [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

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Dukhan (the Smoke) 44:37-57; verso: sura 44:58-59, Sura al-Jathiya (the Crouching) 45:1-10; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with round illuminated verse markers; vocalized in black; illuminated heading in thuluth script; one column; twelve lines of text.
Border: The text is set in gold and black rulings on tan-colored paper.

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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