A section juz' of a Qur'an, sura 67-sura 77

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At A Glance

  • Period

    16th-17th century?
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink, color and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 30.9 x 27 cm (12 3/16 x 10 5/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Manuscript; A section (juz') of the Qur'an; Arabic in black naskhi and muhaqqaq scripts with blue, green, and gold chapter headings in thuluth script; marginal inscriptions indicating the end of a fifth or tenth verse "khams" or "ashr"; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation and reading; 30 folios with Qur'an verses from sura 67- sura77; standard page: one column; 7 lines.
    Binding: The manuscript is bound in leather over paper pasteboards with blind tooling. The envelop flap has a scalloped medallion at the tip of the flap. The doublures are of cream-colored paper.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Elizabeth T. Riefstahl (1889 - 1986)
  • Provenance

    To 1937
    Elizabeth T. Riefstahl, New York. [1]
    From 1937
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Elizabeth T. Riefstahl, 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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