Folio from a Qur'an, sura 74:31-56; sura 75:1-38

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At A Glance

  • Period

    2nd half of 16th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 35.6 x 25 cm (14 x 9 13/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Muddaththir (the Cloaked one), sura 74: part of 31,32-56, Sura al-Qiyama (the Resurrection), sura 75:1 and part of 2, recto begins with "yashawu", one column, 15 lines of text; verso: sura 75:2-38, verso begins with "al-lawama", one column, 15 lines of text; Arabic in black, blue, white and gold naskh and muhaqqaq scripts, sura headings in white and gold thuluth script, vocalized in black with red letters for reading and recitation, marginal medallion and inscription; one of a group of twenty folios.
    Border: Text is set in gold, red, blue and purple rulings on cream-colored paper with marginal medallions.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
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