Folio from a Qur’an, sura 9:37-56

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Tawba (the Repentance) 9: part of verse 37 and verses 38-45, recto begins with “-kafaru”; verso: sura 9:45-55 and part of 56, verso begins with “qulubuhum”; Arabic in black “eastern kufic (New Style)” script with gold circular verse markers, illuminated marginal medallions and palmettes; vowels in red, sukun in blue and diacritics in black; one column; 23 lines of text.

Historical period(s)
12th century
Medium
Black ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 27.2 x 20.5 cm (10 11/16 x 8 1/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Accession Number
S1998.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
eastern kufic script, Iran, Islam, Qur'an, sura 9, 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-Tawba (the Repentance) 9: part of verse 37 and verses 38-45, recto begins with "-kafaru"; verso: sura 9:45-55 and part of 56, verso begins with "qulubuhum"; Arabic in black "eastern kufic (New Style)” script with gold circular verse markers, illuminated marginal medallions and palmettes; vowels in red, sukun in blue and diacritics in black; one column; 23 lines of text.

Published References
  • Dr. Massumeh Farhad. Arts of the Islamic World at the Sackler. vol. 43, no.3 Washington. p. 44, fig. 6.
  • 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