Folio from a Qur'an, sura 87:1-19; sura 88:1-26; sura 89:1-7 and part of 8

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At A Glance

  • Period

    Second half 16th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 35.5 x 21.9 cm (14 x 8 5/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a Qur'an; recto: Sura al-a'la (the Most high), sura 87:1-19, Sura al-Ghashiya (the Overwhelming), sura 88:1-4, recto begins with "bismillah"; verso: sura 88:5-26, Sura al-Fajr (the Daybreak), sura 89:1-7 and part of 8, verso begins with "tusqay"; Arabic in black, blue, gold and white naskh, muhaqqaq and thuluth scripts; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation and reading; marginal medallions; inscription; one column, 14 lines of text; one of a group of twenty folios.
    Border: Text is set in gold, red and blue rulings on a 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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