Folio from a Qur’an, sura 4:118-135

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Nisa (the Women) 4: part of verse 118, and verses 119-127, recto begins with “mmafrudan”; verso: sura 4:127-135, verso begins with “fiyatamay”; Arabic in black kufic script with gold roundel verse markers; vowel signs in red; one column; 15 lines of text.

Historical period(s)
9th-10th century
Medium
Brown ink, color and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W: 8.5 x 14.3 cm (3 3/8 x 5 5/8 in)
Geography
North Africa or Near East
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Accession Number
S1998.12
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Islam, kufic script, Near East, North Africa, Qur'an, sura 4, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Estate of Adrienne Minassian
Adrienne Minassian 1913 - 1994

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Nisa (the Women) 4: part of verse 118, and verses 119-127, recto begins with "mmafrudan"; verso: sura 4:127-135, verso begins with "fiyatamay"; Arabic in black kufic script with gold roundel verse markers; vowel signs in red; one column; 15 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