Folio from a Qur'an, sura 114:1-6, left-hand half of a double-page finispiece

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1550-1575
  • Geography

    Shiraz, Fars, Iran
  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 32.2 x 20.4 cm (12 11/16 x 8 1/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached bifolio from a Qur'an; left-hand half of a double-page finispiece; facing folio (S1986.86.1); recto: Sura al-nas (the mankind), sura 114:1-6, recto begins with "sura", one column, 6 lines of text; verso: completion prayers, verso begins with "khatm", one column, 7 lines of text; Arabic in white thuluth and gold muhaqqaq script outlined in black; vocalized in white; one of a group of two folios.
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    The Divine Word of Islam (July 4, 1993 to January 2, 1994)
    Crushed Lapis and Burnished Gold: The Art of Illumination (June 9 to December 8, 1991)
  • Origin

    Shiraz, Fars, Iran
  • Credit Line

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