Bi-folio from a Qur’an, Sura 6:119-123

Detached double-folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an, right-hand half recto: Sura al-‘An’am ( the Cattle) 6: parts of verses119-120, recto begins with “azturirtum”; verso: sura 6:120-121, verso begins with “a’inna al-ladhina”; left-hand half recto: sura 6: 121 and part of 122, recto begins with “al-shayatin”; verso: sura 6:122, and part of 123, verso begins with “yamshiy”; Arabic in black kufic script with gold roundel verse marker; vowels in red and blue; one column; six lines of text.

Historical period(s)
11th-12th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (a): 10.7 x 16.2 cm (4 3/16 x 6 3/8 in)
Geography
probably Egypt
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Accession Number
S1998.5
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, Islam, kufic script, Qur'an, sura 6, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Estate of Adrienne Minassian
Adrienne Minassian 1913 - 1994

Description

Detached double-folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an, right-hand half recto: Sura al-'An'am ( the Cattle) 6: parts of verses119-120, recto begins with "azturirtum"; verso: sura 6:120-121, verso begins with "a'inna al-ladhina"; left-hand half recto: sura 6: 121 and part of 122, recto begins with "al-shayatin"; verso: sura 6:122, and part of 123, verso begins with "yamshiy"; Arabic in black kufic script with gold roundel verse marker; vowels in red and blue; one column; six 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