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123 objects
F1937.6.1-33

Fragment of a Qur’an, sura 2:191-233

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1937.6.1-33

Manuscript; fragment of a Qur’an; verses of Sura al-Baqara (the Cow) 2: part of verses 191 -232, beginning with “wa akhrijuhum” on verse 191, missing one folio and some verses continue with a portion of 233 ending with “al-ma’ruf”; text: Arabic in black kufic script; vocalized in red; 32 parchment folios with gilded verse markers …

F1934.24.1-17

Fragment of a section (juz’) of a Qur’an

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1934.24.1-17

Manuscript; A section (Juz’) from the Qur’an; verses of Sura Hud (Prophet Hud) and Sura Yusuf (Prophet Joseph), sura 11, 12, verse 89 of sura 11 to verse 52 of sura 12 with few folios missing in between the verses; Arabic in black kufic script; vocalized in red, blue and green; 17 folios with illuminated …

F1930.60

Folio from a Qur’an: Sura 38, verses 87-88; sura 39, verse 1

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1930.60

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura Sad ( Sad) 38: 87-88, illuminated chapter heading in white with a palmette, Sura al-Zumar (the Troops) 39: part of verse 1; verso: sura 39: 1-2; Arabic in black kufic script; gold orbs stacked as illuminated pyramid-shaped verse markers, an illuminated leaf-shaped medallion verse …

F1929.70

Folio from a Qur’an, sura 91:14-15; sura 92:1-5

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1929.70

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Shams (the Sun) 91:14,15, recto begins with “fa’aqaru”; verso: Sura al-Layl (the Night) 92:1-5, verso begins with “bismillah”; Arabic in black “eastern kufic (New Style)” script; illuminated roundel verse markers with letters indicating types of recitation; marginal medallions, illuminated palmette marginal medallion containing the …

S2004.64

Bowl

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2004.64
S2004.63

Bowl

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2004.63
S1997.109

Bowl

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1997.109
S1997.108

Bowl

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1997.108
S1997.91

Folio from a Qur’an, sura 39:10-13

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1997.91

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Zumar (the Troops) 39: parts of verses 10 and 11, recto begins with “hasana”; verso: sura 39: parts of verses 11, 12, 13, verso begins with “-in wa umirtu”; Arabic in black kufic script; gold orbs stacked as illuminated pyramid-shaped verse markers; vowels in …