Folio from a Qur'an, Sura 48:26-27

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At A Glance

  • Period

    8th-9th century
  • Geography

    North Africa or Near East
  • Material

    Ink, color, and gold on parchment
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 23.8 x 33.3 cm (9 3/8 x 13 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1930.63
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1930.63

Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Fath (Victory) 48: part of 26-27, recto begins with "wa'l zamahum"; verso: sura 48:27; Arabic in black kufic script; gold orbs stacked as pyramid-shaped verse markers; vocalized in red, yellow, blue, and green; one column; 7 lines of text; one of a group of 13 folios.
  • Provenance

    To 1930
    Elizabeth T. Riefstahl, to 1930 [1]
    From 1930
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Elizabeth T. Riefstahl in 1930 [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
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Elizabeth T. Riefstahl (1889 - 1986)
  • Origin

    North Africa or Near East
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Manuscript
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