Folio from a prayer book

Historical period(s)
Fatimid period, 11th-12th century
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 21.6 x 16.3 cm (8 1/2 x 6 7/16 in)
Geography
Egypt, Genizah
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1908.44j
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, Fatimid period (909 - 1171), prayer
Provenance

To 1908
Ali Arabi, to 1908 [1]

From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ali Arabi, Giza, Egypt in May 1908 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, Biblical Manuscripts Section, S.I. 1469, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Also see W. H. Worrell: The Coptic Manuscripts in the Freer Collection; University of Michigan Humanistic Series, Vol. X (1923), Part I, pp. ix, xiii-xxvi.

[2] See note 1.

[3] 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)

Ali Arabi (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Fragments from the Cairo Genizah in the Freer Collection. University of Michigan studies, Humanistic series; v. 13 London and New York. pp. 56-57.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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