Folios from a Qur'an; Double-page frontispiece, sura 1, verses 1-7

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At A Glance

  • Period

    circa 1550
  • Geography

    Iran
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (.1): 42.5 × 27.2 cm (16 3/4 × 10 11/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    S1986.82.1-2
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S1986.82.1-2

Object Details

  • Description

    Two folios of a Qur'an; Illuminated frontispiece, folio (1): right-hand half of a double-page frontispiece, recto: Shamsa, Dibacha; verso: Sura I, "The Opening," verses 1-5; folio (2): left-hand half of a double-page frontispiece, recto: Sura I, "The Opening," verses 5-7; verso: Sura II, "The Cow," verses 1-7.
    Border: The text is set in illuminated rulings on a paper with geometric motifs.
  • Origin

    Iran
  • Credit Line

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

    Manuscript
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