Folio from a Qur'an; Sura 35:18-31

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At A Glance

  • Period

    8th-9th century
  • Geography

    North Africa or Near East
  • Material

    Ink, color, and gold on parchment
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 19.5 x 25.7 cm (7 11/16 x 10 1/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Fatir (the Originator of Creation) 35: part of 18-25, recto begins with "waziratun wizra'u"; verso: 25-30 and part of 31, verso begins with "bi'l-kitabi"; Arabic in black kufic script; illuminated verse markers; vocalized in red; one column; 16 lines of text; one of a group of 2 folios.
  • Provenance

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

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Arts of the Islamic World (May 3, 1998 to January 3, 2016)
    Near Eastern Art--Calligraphy (August 18, 1967 to February 10, 1972)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mrs. Kirkor Minassian (1874-1961)
  • Origin

    North Africa or Near East
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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