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Folios from a Qur'an, Sura 47:4-12, 38; 48:1-6, 24-25

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At A Glance

  • Period

    9th-10th century
  • Geography

    Near East or North Africa
  • Material

    Ink, color, and gold on parchment
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 29.1 x 19 cm (11 7/16 x 7 1/2 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Three folios from a Qur'an pasted together; Sura Muhammad (Muhammad) 47: 4-12,38, beginning word "fazaraba", "la yakunu' 'mthalakum"; Sura al-Fath (the Victory) 48: 1-6,24-25, beginning word " 'anna fatahna", "wahuwa al-ladhy", Arabic in black kufic script with gold roundel verse markers; text area consists of two and half horizontal folios glued together on one board; vocalized in red.
    Border: The text is set in an Ottoman board with a blue inner frame and a floral outer frame, mounted on bright- orange paperboard with floral motifs.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Origin

    Near East or North Africa
  • Credit Line

    Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
  • Type

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