Folio from a Qur'an, Sura 47:9-15

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At A Glance

  • Period

    9th century
  • Geography

    North Africa or Near East
  • Material

    Ink and opaque watercolor on parchment
  • Dimension

    H x W: 4.8 x 8.4 cm (1 7/8 x 3 5/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; Sura Muhammad (Muhammad) 47:9-14 and part of 15, beginning word "dhalika", reverse blank; Arabic in black kufic script; verse marker; vowels in red; one column; thirteen lines of text.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    John Goelet
    Rudolf Meyer-Riefstahl II
    Sophia Riefstahl
  • Provenance

    To about 1957
    John Goelet, New York to about 1957 [1]
    From about 1957
    Rudolf Meyer Riefstahl II, acquired from John Goelet in about 1957 [2]
    To 1997
    Sophia Riefstahl, New Bedford, MA, acquired from Rudolf Meyer Riefstahl II, to 1997 [3]
    From 1997
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from Sophia Riefstahl in 1997
    [1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] See note 1.
  • Origin

    North Africa or Near East
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds
  • Type

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