Folio from a Qur'an, Sura 38:75-83

Detail of a pattern
Image 1 of 2
IIIF

Terms of Use

Usage Conditions Apply

At A Glance

  • Period

    15th-16th century
  • Material

    Black ink, gold leaf and red, blue, yellow and green paint on laid paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 25.8 x 18.6 cm (10 3/16 x 7 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    S1997.105
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S1997.105

Object Details

  • Description

    Folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto; Sura Sad (Sad) 38: 75-78, recto begins with "min al-'alamayn" verso; sura 38: 79-83, verso begins with "rabbi"; Arabic in black maghribi script with gold knot and rosette verse markers, illuminated marginal roundel containing the word for 'ashr (ten) indicating the end of a tenth verse, and illuminated pear-shaped medallion containing the word for khams (five) indicating the end of a fifth verse; vocalized in red, tashdid and sukun in blue, hamza in yellow dots; one column; seven lines of text.
  • Paper/Support

    Laid paper.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange Across Medieval Sub-Saharan Africa (July 16, 2021 - February 27, 2022)
    Imaging the Word: Selections of Calligraphy from the Islamic World (November 17, 1999 to May 7, 2000)
  • Credit Line

    The Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
  • Type

    Manuscript
  • Restrictions and Rights

    Usage Conditions Apply

    There are restrictions for re-using this media. For more information, visit the Smithsonian's Terms of Use page.

    The information presented on this website may be revised and updated at any time as ongoing research progresses or as otherwise warranted. Pending any such revisions and updates, information on this site may be incomplete or inaccurate or may contain typographical errors. Neither the Smithsonian nor its regents, officers, employees, or agents make any representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the information on the site. Use this site and the information provided on it subject to your own judgment. The National Museum of Asian Art welcomes information that would augment or clarify the ownership history of objects in their collections.

Keep Exploring