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Folio from a Qur'an, sura 91:14-15; sura 92:1-5

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At A Glance

  • Period

    11th century
  • Geography

    Iran
  • Material

    Ink, color and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 22.8 x 18.2 cm (9 x 7 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1929.70
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1929.70

Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Shams (the Sun) 91:14,15, recto begins with "fa'aqaru"; verso: Sura al-Layl (the Night) 92:1-5, verso begins with "bismillah"; Arabic in black "eastern kufic (New Style)" script; illuminated roundel verse markers with letters indicating types of recitation; marginal medallions, illuminated palmette marginal medallion containing the word "khamsa" (five) indicating the end of a fifth verse; illuminated square-shaped marginal medallion containing the word "makkiyya"; illuminated rectangular title heading, vocalized in red, diacritics in gold, tashdid and sukun in blue; one column; 5 lines of text.
  • 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 Calligraphy (May 14, 1981 to June 24, 1982)
    Near Eastern Art--Calligraphy (August 18, 1967 to February 10, 1972)
    Near Eastern Art (January 1, 1963 to August 18, 1967)
    Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 6 and 7 (February 25, 1956 to April 10, 1962)
    Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Manuscripts, 1955 (April 12, 1955 to December 16, 1955)
    Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Manuscripts, 1947 (October 6, 1947 to February 25, 1956)
    Untitled Exhibition, Persian and Near Eastern Art (May 5, 1933 to September 24, 1947)
    Untitled Exhibition, South Asian and Persian Art (March 24, 1930 to March 14, 1931)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Kirkor Minassian (1874-1944)
  • Origin

    Iran
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Manuscript
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