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.
  • Inscriptions

    Folio 39 verso, "the complete eight juz'; praise the Lord (Allah); blessing upon Muhammad, prophet of God."
  • 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.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Caliphs and Kings The Art and Influence of Islamic Spain (May 8 to October 17, 2004)
    Arts of the Islamic World (May 3, 1998 to January 3, 2016)
    Islamic Art (May 9, 1993 to June 3, 1997)
    Near Eastern Art (January 1, 1963 to August 18, 1967)
    Islamic Art, Gallery 6A (July 22, 1958 to June 5, 1964)
    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)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962)
  • Origin

    Probably North Africa or Spain
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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