Folio from a Qur'an, sura 58:1-4

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At A Glance

  • Period

    14th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink, color and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 36.9 x 27 cm (14 1/2 x 10 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Mujadila (the Pleading woman) 58: part of 1and 2, one column, 3 lines of text with two lines in illuminated title- bands; verso: sura 58:2-4, one column, 7 lines; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with white headings in thuluth script, the word "Allah" in gold muhaqqaq script; illuminated rosette verse markers; marginal roundels; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation; one of a group of 3 folios.
    Border: The recto is set in an illuminated border; the verso is set in gold and black rulings on cream-colored paper.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962)
  • Provenance

    To 1932
    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]
    From 1932
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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