Folio from a Qur'an, sura 54:13-23

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At A Glance

  • Period

    993 (383 A.H.)
  • Material

    Ink, color and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 24 x 34 cm (9 7/16 x 13 3/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Qamar (the Moon) 54: part of 13-18, recto begins with "dhati"; verso: sura 54:18-22 and part of 23, verso begins with "'adhabi"; Arabic in black "eastern kufic (New Style)" script; illuminated verse markers; marginal medallions containing the word "ashrun" (twenty), and the word "Khams" (five); vocalized in red, tashdid and sukun in blue; one column; 4 lines of text; one of a group of 2 folios.
  • 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.
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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