Folio from a Qur’an, sura 11:35-57

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: sura: Hud (Hud) 11: part of verse 35, and verses 36-46, recto begins with “wa ana”; verso: sura 11:46-56, and part of 57, verso begins with “laka bi-hi”; Arabic in black “eastern kufic (New Style)” script with gold circular verse markers and illuminated marginal medallions; vowels in red and diacritics in black; one column; 27 lines of text.

Historical period(s)
12th century
Medium
Black ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 17.7 x 12.5 cm (6 15/16 x 4 15/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Accession Number
S1998.4
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
eastern kufic script, Iran, Islam, Qur'an, sura 11, 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: Hud (Hud) 11: part of verse 35, and verses 36-46, recto begins with "wa ana"; verso: sura 11:46-56, and part of 57, verso begins with "laka bi-hi"; Arabic in black "eastern kufic (New Style)" script with gold circular verse markers and illuminated marginal medallions; vowels in red and diacritics in black; one column; 27 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