An’am: selection of suras from the Qur’an

Manuscript, An’am: selection of suras from the Qur’an; suras: 1, 6, 36, 47, 55 and 56; Arabic in naskh script with illuminated unwans; 61 folios with two end leaves and one fly leaf, sarlawh (folio 1 verso), frontispiece (fols. 1 verso-2 recto), 4 unwans (fols. 36 recto, 45 recto, 52 recto and 57 recto), rosette verse markers; standard page: one column, 7 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript which was in a leather slipcase is now bound in marbled cardboard cover with doublures of green-colored paper.

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Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 18th century?
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 12 x 8.7 cm (4 3/4 x 3 7/16 in)
Geography
Probably Turkey
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1906.302a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Islam, naskh script, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Qur'an, sura 1, sura 36, sura 47, sura 55, sura 56, sura 6, Turkey
Provenance

From at least 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), acquired from an unrecorded source by at least 1906 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Reserved Book List, R. 6013.3, on the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This was one of a lot of ten previously undescribed books, from the Freer house library, which were put under No. 6013 on the Reserved Book List (see Curatorial Remark 1, G.D.G., 1935, in the object record).

[2] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Manuscript, An'am: selection of suras from the Qur'an; suras: 1, 6, 36, 47, 55 and 56; Arabic in naskh script with illuminated unwans; 61 folios with two end leaves and one fly leaf, sarlawh (folio 1 verso), frontispiece (fols. 1 verso-2 recto), 4 unwans (fols. 36 recto, 45 recto, 52 recto and 57 recto), rosette verse markers; standard page: one column, 7 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript which was in a leather slipcase is now bound in marbled cardboard cover with doublures of green-colored paper.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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