Folio from a Qur'an, Sura 3:148-162

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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th-13th century
  • Geography

    Iran or Iraq
  • Material

    Ink, color, and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 10.5 x 8.7 cm (4 1/8 x 3 7/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached double folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-'Imran ( the Family of 'Imran) 3: 148-153 and part of 154, recto begins with "fa'atahumu Allah"; verso: sura 3: 154-161 and part of 162, verso begins with "kutiba 'alayhim"; facing folio: F1930.95; Arabic in black naskhi script; rosette verse markers and marginal roundels; vocalized in black; one column; 15 lines of text; one of a group of 4 folios.
  • Provenance

    To 1930
    Anada K. Coomaraswamy, Boston to 1930 [1]
    From 1930
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Anada K. Coomaraswamy, Boston in 1930 [2]
    [1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.
    [2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office. Also see Curatorial Remarks, Eleanor Radcliffe, 1984.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877-1947)
    Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877-1947)
  • Origin

    Iran or Iraq
  • Credit Line

    Gift of A.K. Coomaraswamy, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Type

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