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Folio from a Qur'an, sura 5:13-15

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At A Glance

  • Period

    13th century
  • Geography

    Southern Spain or North Africa
  • Material

    Ink, color, and gold on parchment
  • Dimension

    H x W: 16.6 x 15.6 cm (6 9/16 x 6 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1929.68
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1929.68

Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Ma'ida (the Table spread) 5: part of 13 and 14, recto begins with "tattali'u"; verso: sura 5:14 and part of 15, verso begins with "faghrayna"; Arabic in brown maghribi script ; gold-knot verse markers; gold tear-drop leaf ornament verse marker; vocalized in green and yellow, diacritics in brown, tashdid and sukun in blue; one column; 7 lines of text; one of a group of 2 folios.
  • Provenance

    To 1929
    Kirkor Minassian, New York to 1929 [1]
    From 1929
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York in 1929 [2]
    Notes:
    [1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.
    [2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Arts of the Islamic World (May 3, 1998 to January 3, 2016)
    Islamic Art (May 9, 1993 to June 3, 1997)
    From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy (July 28, 1986 to February 6, 1987)
    Art of the Arab World (May 8, 1975 to August 20, 1977)
    Near Eastern Art--Calligraphy (August 18, 1967 to February 10, 1972)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Kirkor Minassian (1874-1944)
  • Origin

    Southern Spain or North Africa
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Manuscript
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