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.
  • 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

    North Africa or Near East
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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