Keywords: Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection

130 objects
S1997.97

Folio from a Qur’an, sura 5:51-52

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the “qarmathian” Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Ma’ida (the Table spread) 5:51; verso: sura 5:52; Arabic in black “eastern kufic (New Style)” script; vocalized in red, blue and black; marginal illuminated roundel; one column; four lines of text. Border: The text area is filled with palmette scrolls and set within …

S1997.96

Folio from a Qur’an, sura 79:42-46; sura 80:1-27

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Naz’iat (Those who tear out) 79: part of 42, 43-46, Sura Abasa (He frowned) 80: 1-6 and part of 7, recto begins with “mursayha”; verso: sura 80: 7-26, and part of 27, verso begins with “‘allayazzakka”; Arabic in black naskh script with gold heading …

S1997.95

Folio from a Qur’an, sura 8:45-49

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Anfal (the Spoils of war) 8: parts of verse 45, 46- 47, recto begins with “kathiran”; verso: sura 8:48 and part of 49, verso begins with “waqala”; Arabic in black “eastern kufic (New Style)” script with gold rosette verse markers and illuminated marginal palmette, …

S1997.93.1-2

Detached folio from a Qur’an, sura 7:7-11; sura 7:32-34

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; right-hand half recto: Sura al-A’raf (the Heights) 7: part of verse 32 and verse 33, recto begins with “-niya khalisatun”; verso: sura 7:33 and part of 34, verso begins with “l-baghi”; left-hand half recto: part of verse 7 followed by verse 8 and 9, recto begins …

S1997.92

Folio from a Qur’an, Sura 74:38-54

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Detached folio from dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Muddaththir (the Cloaked One) 74: part of verse 38, and verses 39-47, recto begins with “bema kasabat”; verso: sura 74: 47-53, and part of 54, verso begins with ” ‘atayna”; Arabic in black “eastern kufic (New Style)” script with marginal gold roundel and illuminated rosette …

S1997.91

Folio from a Qur’an, sura 39:10-13

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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 …

S1997.90

Folio from a Qur’an, sura 49:10-11

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Hujurat (the Rooms) 49: 10 and part of 11, recto begins with “al-mu’minun”; verso: Sura 49:11, verso begin with “qamu”; Arabic in black kufic script with marginal gold roundel verse marker containing the word “ashr” (ten) indicating the end of a tenth verse; vowels …

S1997.89

Folio from a Qur’an, sura 22:21-29

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; Sura al-Hajj (the Pilgrimage) 22: part of 21, 22-29; Arabic in black kufic script; vowels in red; square verse markers in gold; one column; seventeen lines of text.

S1997.88

Folio from a Qur’an, Sura 5:95-97

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Folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; Sura al-Ma’ida (the Table Spread) 5: part of verse 95 followed by verses 96 and 97, beginning word ” ‘aw ‘adlu”; reverse: blank; Arabic in black kufic script; vocalized in red and black; one column; eleven lines of text.