Folio from a Qur’an, sura 17:61-72

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Isra (the Night journey) 17: part of verse 61, 62-66, recto begins with “-sujdu li-adam”; verso: sura 17: part of verse 67, 68-72, verso begins with “-dha massakum”; Arabic in black kufic script with gold roundel verse markers; vowels in red, late addition diacritics in black; one column; 15 lines of text.

Historical period(s)
10th-11th century
Medium
Brown ink, color and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 17.2 x 23.4 cm (6 3/4 x 9 3/16 in)
Geography
North Africa or Near East
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Accession Number
S1998.6
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 17, 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-Isra (the Night journey) 17: part of verse 61, 62-66, recto begins with "-sujdu li-adam"; verso: sura 17: part of verse 67, 68-72, verso begins with "-dha massakum"; Arabic in black kufic script with gold roundel verse markers; vowels in red, late addition diacritics in black; one column; 15 lines of text.

Published References
  • Dr. Massumeh Farhad. Arts of the Islamic World at the Sackler. vol. 43, no.3 Washington. p. 43, fig. 3.
  • 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. p. 138, fig. 1.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum