Detached folio from a Qur’an, sura 23:31-33, 60-62

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; right-hand half recto: Sura al-Mu’minun (the Believers), sura 23: part of verse 31, and verse 32, recto begins with “ansha’na”; verso: sura 23: 32, 33, verso begins with “ghayruhu”; left-hand half recto: sura 23:60, 61, recto begins with “yu’tun”; verso: 61, 62, verso begins with “va hum laha”; Arabic in black “eastern kufic (New Style)” script with yellow verse markers, vowels in red, diacritics in black; one column; five lines of text.

Historical period(s)
12th century
Medium
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 13.7 x 19.4 cm (5 3/8 x 7 5/8 in)
Geography
Egypt or Syria
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Accession Number
S1998.11
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached folio

Keywords
eastern kufic script, Egypt, Islam, Qur'an, sura 23, Syria, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Adrienne Minassian 1913 - 1994
Estate of Adrienne Minassian

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; right-hand half recto: Sura al-Mu'minun (the Believers), sura 23: part of verse 31, and verse 32, recto begins with "ansha'na"; verso: sura 23: 32, 33, verso begins with "ghayruhu"; left-hand half recto: sura 23:60, 61, recto begins with "yu'tun"; verso: 61, 62, verso begins with "va hum laha"; Arabic in black "eastern kufic (New Style)" script with yellow verse markers, vowels in red, diacritics in black; one column; five 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. 138-141.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum