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At A Glance

  • Period

    1598 (1006 A.H.)
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink, color and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 42.8 × 28.1 × 6.7 cm (16 7/8 × 11 1/16 × 2 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    Ahmad Sayri
  • Description

    Manuscript; the Qur'an with selection of prayers and a falname; Arabic in black naskh script with white headings in illuminated cartouches in thuluth, muhaqqaq, and nasta'liq script; vocalized in black; 288 folios with 2 shamsa (1 verso, 2 recto) a frontispiece (2 verso, 3 recto), a sarlawh (3 verso), and 3 finispiece (287 verso, 288 recto/verso); inscriptions (fols. 12 recto, 204 recto); rosette verse markers; gold roundels; marginal medallions, inscribed marginal medallions containing the word "ashr" (ten) indicating the end of a tenth verse and the word "juz" (part); standard page: one column; 15 lines of text. Bound folios F1932.66-70 of the same manuscript are accessioned separately.
    Border: The manuscript is bound in modern red leather over paper-pasteboards.
  • Inscriptions

    Fol. 12 recto, waqf Ghara Mustafa Pasha.
    "Endowments of Ghara Mustafa Pasha."
    Fol. 204 recto, waqf
    Fol. 204 recto, waqf
  • Provenance

    To 1932
    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York to 1932 [1]
    From 1932
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1932 [2]
    [1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts (October 22, 2016 to February 20, 2017)
    Arts of the Islamic World (May 3, 1998 to January 3, 2016)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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