Folio in a Qur'an, sura 114:4-6

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At A Glance

  • Period

    28 January 1598 (20 Jamada II 1006 A.H.)
  • Geography

  • Material

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 41.6 x 27 cm (16 3/8 x 10 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    Ahmad Sayri
  • Description

    Folio within a bound Qur'an; recto: right-hand half of a double-page finispiece; Sura al-Nas (the Mankind), sura 114: part of verse 4-6, recto begins with: -was al-khanas, prayers, colophon, Arabic in black naskh script, vocalized in black, 3 illuminated unwans with Arabic headings in white naskh script, roundel verse markers, marginal medallion containing the word for "ashr"; verso: pious tracts and prayers in praise of the Qur'an, verso begins with: hadha du'a khatumu, Arabic in white muhaqqaq script, vocalized in white; one of a group of 5 bound folios (F1932.66-70) from the manuscript (F1932.65); accessioned separately.
    Border: The recto is set in gold, red, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper with a marginal medallion; the verso is set in gold and lapis illuminated border on cream-colored paper.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962)
  • 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.
    [2] See note 1. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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