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Folio from a Qur'an, Sura 5, verses 68-69

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At A Glance

  • Period

    14th-15th century
  • Geography

    Anatolia, India?
  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 28.8 x 18.6 cm (11 5/16 x 7 5/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Ma'idah (the Table spread) 5:68, recto begins with "kathira"; verso: sura 5:68 and part of 69, verso begins with "falatas"; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with gold floral border in kufic script and medallion in the corners; vocalized in black; interlinear Persian translation in black naskh; one column; three lines of text.
    Border: The text is set in gold floral border with kufic script on a cream-colored paper.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Imaging the Word: Selections of Calligraphy from the Islamic World (November 17, 1999 to May 7, 2000)
  • Origin

    Anatolia, India?
  • Credit Line

    The Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
  • Type

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