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Fragment of a Qur'an folio, Sura 3:85-86

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At A Glance

  • Period

    Late 14th century
  • Geography

    Iran
  • Material

    Ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 17.8 x 36.1 cm (7 x 14 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1945.18
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1945.18

Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; Sura al-'Imran (Family of Imran) 3: part of verse 85, 86, beginning word " 'al-islam"; reverse: blank; Arabic in black and gold muhaqqaq script; a gold roundel verse marker; vocalized in black; one column; 2 lines of text.
  • Provenance

    To 1945
    Mrs. Kirkor Minassian, New York. [1]
    From 1945
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mrs. Kirkor Minassian, New York. [2]
    Notes:
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Engaging the Senses (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
    Arts of the Islamic World (May 3, 1998 to January 3, 2016)
    From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy (July 28, 1986 to February 6, 1987)
    Near Eastern Art--Calligraphy (August 18, 1967 to February 10, 1972)
    Near Eastern Art (January 1, 1963 to August 18, 1967)
    Islamic Art, Gallery 6A (July 22, 1958 to June 5, 1964)
    Special Exhibition, Near Eastern Art (September 15, 1953 to February 9, 1954)
    Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Manuscripts, 1947 (October 6, 1947 to February 25, 1956)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mrs. Antoinette P. Minassian (1874-1961)
  • Origin

    Iran
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Manuscript
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