Folio from a Qur'an, sura 7:13-24

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At A Glance

  • Period

    14th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink, color and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 34 x 21.7 cm (13 3/8 x 8 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al- Araf (the Heights) 7: part of 13, 14-19, and part of 20; verso: sura 7:20-23 and part of 24; Arabic in gold naskhi script outlined in black; inscribed illuminated rosette verse markers; marginal medallions containing the word "ashrun" (twenty) indicating end of a twentieth verse; vocalized in red, diacritics in red, letters for recitation and reading in blue, sukun in blue; one column; 9 lines of text.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Kirkor Minassian (1874-1944)
  • Provenance

    To 1937
    Kirkor Minassian (1874-1944), New York. [1]
    From 1937
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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