Folio from a Qur’an, Sura 1:1-5; recto: frontispiece; verso: text

Historical period(s)
12th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 24 x 16.1 cm (9 7/16 x 6 5/16 in)
Geography
Iran or Iraq
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1929.73
On View Location
Freer Gallery 04: Engaging the Senses: Art in the Islamic World
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
eastern kufic script, illumination, Iran, Iraq, Islam, naskh script, Qur'an, sura 1
Provenance

To 1929
Kirkor Minassian, New York to 1929 [1]

From 1929
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York in 1929 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Kirkor Minassian 1874 - 1944

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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