Cover of a Qur'an

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    16th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Dark brown leather on pasteboard, gold tooling
  • Dimension

    H x W: 37.5 x 24.6 cm (14 3/4 x 9 11/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Dark brown leather outside; light brown leather inside; on pasteboard. Decoration: punched and chiselled gold relief, with touches of color in the floral patterns; gold tooling in the borders; cut gold filigree over blue paper. Inscriptions embossed; gold writing on the back hinge.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dr. Jacob Hirsch (1874?-1955)
  • Provenance

    To 1934
    Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York to 1934. [1]
    From 1934
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Jacob Hirsch, New York in 1934. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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