Folio from a Qur'an, sura 83:1-36; sura 84:1-15

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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: 35.5 x 25.1 cm (14 x 9 7/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Mutaffifin (the Defrauding), sura 83: 1-28 and part of 29, recto begins with "Bismillah", one column, 15 lines of text; verso: sura 83:29-36, Sura al-Inshiqaq (the Sundering), sura 84:1-14 and part of 15, verso begins with "ajramua", one column, 14 lines of text; Arabic in black, blue, white and gold naskh and muhaqqaq scripts, sura headings in white 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.
  • Inscriptions

    Recto: bottom left: waqf (endowment)
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Intimate Rituals and Personal Devotions: Spiritual Art Through the Ages (August 12, 2000 to January 14, 2001)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

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