Folio from a Qur’an, sura 72:17-24

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Jinn (Jinn) 72: part of verse 17, and verses 18-21, recto begins with “‘an dhikri”; verso: sura 72:22, 23, and part of 24, verso begins with “qul”; Arabic in black kufic script with gold verse markers and illuminated marginal medallion, vocalized in red, late addition diacritics and vowels in black; one column; 8 lines of text.

Historical period(s)
905 (292 A.H.)
Medium
Brown ink, color and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 12.4 x 9.4 cm (4 7/8 x 3 11/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Accession Number
S1998.7
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Iran, Islam, kufic script, Qur'an, sura 72, 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-Jinn (Jinn) 72: part of verse 17, and verses 18-21, recto begins with "'an dhikri"; verso: sura 72:22, 23, and part of 24, verso begins with "qul"; Arabic in black kufic script with gold verse markers and illuminated marginal medallion, vocalized in red, late addition diacritics and vowels in black; one column; 8 lines of text.

Published References
  • Dr. Massumeh Farhad. Arts of the Islamic World at the Sackler. vol. 43, no.3 Washington. p. 43, fig. 2.
  • 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