string(20) "edanmdm:fsg_F1932.57" Folio from a Qur'an, Sura 34:50-54 - National Museum of Asian Art

Folio from a Qur'an, Sura 34:50-54

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At A Glance

  • Period

    First half of the 10th century
  • Geography

    North Africa or Near East
  • Material

    Ink, color, and gold on parchment
  • Dimension

    H x W: 12.4 x 16 cm (4 7/8 x 6 5/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura Saba' (Sheba) 34: part of 50-52, recto begins with " 'ila rabbi"; verso: sura 34: 52, 53, and part of 54, verso begins with "lahuma"; Arabic in dark brown "eastern kufic (New Style)" script; illuminated rosette verse markers; marginal verse marker containing the word for khamsun (fifty) indicating the end of a fiftieth verse; vocalized in red and yellow, tashdid in blue, hamza in green; one column; 5 lines of text; one of a group of 3 folios.
  • 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.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Arts of the Islamic World (May 3, 1998 to January 3, 2016)
    Islamic Calligraphy (May 14, 1981 to June 24, 1982)
    Art of the Near East (August 21, 1977 to December 14, 1979)
    Untitled Exhibition, Persian and Near Eastern Art (May 5, 1933 to September 24, 1947)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Arthur Upham Pope (1881-1969)
  • Origin

    North Africa or Near East
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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