Folio from a Qur'an, Sura 26:225-227; Sura 27:1-14

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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 8th-early 9th century
  • Geography

    North Africa or Near East
  • Material

    Ink, color, and gold on parchment
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 19.5 x 25.9 cm (7 11/16 x 10 3/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Shu'ara (the Poets) 26:225-227, recto begins with "nahum", gold heading, Sura al-Naml (the Ants) 27:1-6; verso: sura 27: 6-13 and part of 14, verso begins with "hakim 'alayim", gold verse marker; Arabic in black kufic script; 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)
    Islamic Art (May 9, 1993 to June 3, 1997)
  • 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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