Detached folio from a Qur'an, sura 35:1, 2

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At A Glance

  • Period

    10th century
  • Geography

    probably Iran
  • Material

    Ink, color and gold on parchment
  • Dimension

    H x W: 10.7 x 16 cm (4 3/16 x 6 5/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; right-hand half verso: Sura Fatir (Originator) 35:1, verso begins with "al-rahim"; left-hand half recto: sura 35: parts of 1and 2, recto begins with "yazidu"; Arabic in black "eastern kufic (New Style)" script with gold rosette verse markers; chapter heading in white; vocalized in red, blue, green and yellow; one column; 5 lines of text; one of a group of 3 folios.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Arthur Upham Pope
  • Provenance

    To 1932
    Arthur Upham Pope, New York to 1932 [1]
    From 1932
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Arthur Upham Pope, New York in 1932 [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 Iran
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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