A section (juz') of a Qur'an, sura 3:92-170

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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th century
  • Geography

    Probably North Africa or Spain
  • Material

    Ink, color and gold on parchment
  • Dimension

    H x W (average): 21 x 20 cm (8 1/4 x 7 7/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Manuscript; section of Qur'an; Sura al- Imran (Family of Imran) 3:92-170; text: Arabic in brown magribi script with heading in thuluth script; vocalized in purple, tashdid and sukun in blue; 40 folios with a frontispiece (fols. 1 verso, 2 recto), inscription (folio 39 verso) and a finispiece (folio 40 recto), an unwan (folio2 verso), verse markers, roundels, stylized palmettes, and pear-shaped medallions containing the word for "ashr" or "khams"; standard page: one column, 6 lines of text.
    Binding: The manuscript is bound in a modern cloth-cover.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962)
  • Provenance

    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York 1931 [1]
    From 1931
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1931 [2]
    [1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.
    [2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
  • Origin

    Probably North Africa or Spain
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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